As the year has gone on, there’s one post that I’ve enjoyed doing less and less. That’s empties, I really enjoy reading empties posts – but in terms of me putting them together, I use up so much product it’s becoming quite a cumbersome task. And I wanted some ideas of what I could do in 2018.
My empties posts have me feeling in a bit of a pickle.
I’m sure everyone wants to read about items which are so good they’ll be repurchased.
I’m sure if I’ve reviewed something initially positively, negatively – or even so-so, if my opinion has changed from good to bad or vice-versa from an initial reviews it’s a place to update why my opinion changed.
Even the so-so product that aren’t bad, and aren’t good I love to read about in other people’s empties. I want to know what to not bother spending my money on.
I had three months worth of empties in a basket, in October I finished just four products, in November I used a hell of a lot more and didn’t have time to do them till midway through December so it seemed pointless doing it and waiting for another month’s worth. I then at the end of the month had an overflowing basket of 75+ items to deal with. (It’s been a busy two months of trying to use up product). But that kind of product turnover for me isn’t abnormal – I probably use up 300 things a year across the board.
My thought is to do empties more regularly – for example when I get to 10 empties doing a bonus weekly post on a Sunday or something to stop me having a huge basket of empties that always feels overwhelming to tackle and keeping it in the same format as now, mini reviews – links to past posts on it and whether ultimately I’d repurchase in future or not. I was thinking Ten Empties #1, Ten Empties #2 & so on – as a ‘bonus post’ over the weekend.
The other thing I was thinking of was doing them in a video format, but I think the likelihood of me getting to them any quicker and it feeling like less of a mission to tackle is also unlikely. I also need to sometimes refer back to blog posts to remind myself if it’s a sheet mask for example, did I like it or not?
I was also thinking about discluding some ‘categories’ from my empties – personally I like reading about everything because if there’s the world’s best or worst shampoo I want to hear about it, but if the vast majority of people would rather not see it haircare included – then I’d happily skip it. I also thought about having a similar ’10 Makeup Empties’ for example – but some products it would take me ages to save up to 10 for a post for example and in reality I don’t think that would work and could well end up forgetting my final thoughts on a product.
I feel like throwing them away is wasted content, wasted place to update on products – especially those I might not have got round to reviewing in full, but i need to find a way to make them more enjoyable for me to do again…
So I wanted some input from people reading regularly – if I did one last massive empties of everything I’ve used in the past few months and then going forward threw them as smaller more frequent chunks – Does that work? Any input or ideas of ways you think you’d most like to read them – or not at all, is appreciated!