Seven Types Of Blog Posts I Love Reading

Primark Haul

As a blogger myself one of the things I spend a lot of time doing is reading other people’s blogs. I use Bloglovin for most of my blog reading and go through my feed to see new posts by those I follow but I also tend to search through genre’s to find new posts to read especially lifestyle, beauty and travel as they’re the three areas that interest me the most. I find that the type of posts which draw me in always tend to be fairly similar and sometimes (especially around Lush launch times) I read very similar blog posts ten times over, but I never get sick of them. Here are 6 of the types of posts which I love reading most.

Lush Hauls

Who doesn’t love a blooming good Lush haul?! Yes around Halloween and Christmas (the best launches) there are usually millions of blog posts all with the same products, saying the same things but you know what I keep reading them. Lush is one of my favourite stores and I always tend to pretty much buy everything when they launch new ranges so it’s great to hear what other bloggers say about the items. I love doing my own lush hauls so here are the last few I’ve done. Halloween/ Hair Care/ More than just bath bombs

New York Travel Posts

My love for New York is bordering on obsessive, even after a few months’ of being home I itched to go again and I absolutely love reading other bloggers experiences in my favourite city including what they did, where they ate and what they brought. Reading these posts usually just reminds me how much fun I have every time I go and how much I love the city, but occasionally someone will have done something/ gone somewhere I haven’t and it helps to add it on to my future wishlist. When I came back this summer I did two photo galleries which you can see here and here. But I also did a food based diary, my experiences’ on Warped Tour, Beauty spots to check out, tips to survive the city and why you’ll fall in love with the city. Obsessed much?!

Sephora Hauls

Sephora is my complete obsession, well the American Sephora is. Yes the European ones are pretty awesome as their own brand collections are great and selected countries have Anastasia Beverley Hills but the American stores are where it’s at. I absolutely love reading people’s Sephora hauls and get fascinated by the products and delights that people buy when they’re away. It’s great for getting opinions on products and finding out about new things I should try (not that I need more things to add to my wishlist). I had a huge stupid sized Sephora haul when I was in New York which you can read about here. I then did a top picks post shortly after.

Sephora Haul

Wishlist Posts

It doesn’t really matter the subject of people’s wishlists, I’ll read them, although beauty and homeware seem to be the ones I gravitate more towards. I love finding new stores/ websites that people like to shop in but I’ve never really explored and it gives me ideas for things to get for myself/ presents for others. I don’t tend to do a huge amount of wishlist posts although I did one for Christmas, one before I went to New York and another latest beauty one.

Makeup Storage Posts

I am completely obsessed with makeup storage posts and seeing how people arrange their makeup from the Ikea drawer systems to Muji and other acrylic drawers. I have gone through a lot of makeup storage myself and I am still not 100% happy with my setup (although I’m closer than I’ve ever been). This is simply because I have too much makeup and even after clear outs I just need more space. I have only done one proper post on my makeup storage set up but you can view it here.

Homeware Haul Posts

Another type of post which I absolutely love are homeware hauls, this could be from Primark, H&M, Urban Outfitters, Oliver Bonas, you name it and I’m obsessed. Having my own flat means I buy quite a lot of homeware from kitchen items and storage boxes to candles and cushions so I love seeing what others have bought, especially as I am super nosy. You can see a Primark haul I did and a Halloween haul I did. This is the type of post I want to up on my own blog but I never remember to take images of things before using them #bloggerproblems

What I got for Christmas/ Birthday Posts

I am the nosiest bugger ever and absolutely love reading posts about what people got bought for Christmas/ Birthdays. I found myself trawling Bloglovin searching for these posts for days after Christmas and probably read through about 40+ of these. I am completely addicted despite the fact that I have never done one of these posts myself. Some people have issues with these types of posts as being ‘braggy’ and I would hate for someone to think of me like that (especially as I know full well my family go overboard and I get spoilt), but they are one of my favourite things to read.

What type of blog posts do you enjoy reading?
January 27, 2017
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28 Comments

  • Reply Ana De Jesus

    So sweet to see what kind of posts you like reading. For me I love reading personal stories that are perhaps a little taboo .

    January 30, 2017 at 2:21 pm
  • Reply Rosie Heather Roman

    I love it when I stumble upon a good recipe blog. I also purposefully seek out posts on travel and wellness for inspiration on how I can spend time relaxing.

    January 30, 2017 at 3:48 pm
  • Reply Jenni - Odd Socks & Lollipops

    I love reading about what people got for their birthdays, and the ‘random things you don’t know about me’ type posts. I also enjoy reading posts about books that people have read and loved too

    January 30, 2017 at 7:26 pm
  • Reply Lyndsey O'Halloran

    I wish I’d written more posts last year when I went to New York. I loved it

    January 30, 2017 at 10:08 pm
  • Reply Ali Rost

    Oh boy .. there are so many. I love recipe blogs and also lifestyle blogs where the writer has a more mature voice. I also appreciate blog writers who are willing to be brave with writing about their lives .. their authenticity always shines through.

    January 31, 2017 at 12:49 am
  • Reply Stella Kashmoney

    I enjoy fashion, outfit, beauty and lifestyle posts. I find them so interesting.

    January 31, 2017 at 8:31 am
  • Reply Tracy Morgan

    I am an obsessed blog reader too, only mine usually involve ridiculously decadent cakes! haha I also love anything homeware though, too, and can spend hours drooling over how I’d imagine my house to be!

    January 31, 2017 at 8:42 am
  • Reply Krista Dial

    I’ll keep this in mind as I’m preparing future blog posts! 🙂 I enjoy reading tutorials and stories…and also the “what I got for birthday” or “check out this Ann Taylor” sale…

    January 31, 2017 at 12:44 pm
  • Reply Mai C.

    It’s always so fun to read posts about people’s hauls especially when it comes to make up. Aside from that, I also love reading posts about food subscriptions! I watch out for some of the things on your list too.

    January 31, 2017 at 2:15 pm
  • Reply Anosa

    Travel, beauty and fashion type of poses fascinate me a lot but otherwise I like lifestyle ones too

    January 31, 2017 at 5:40 pm
  • Reply Vaichin@RamblingThroughParenth

    I tend to read more of creative writing and parenting posts. Though travel is up there too

    January 31, 2017 at 6:48 pm
  • Reply Mrs H

    I love beauty posts too and I am a massive fan of home and interiors wishlists. I don’t really know much about interiors and so I always find this type of posts inspiring. Hugs Lucy xxxx

    January 31, 2017 at 9:00 pm
  • Reply Healthy & Psyched

    That’s so funny – I love reading recipe posts or about people trying different diets/exercise plans. I guess although it’s not the same topic I guess the last one is still concerned with peoples experiences.

    February 1, 2017 at 10:18 am
  • Reply Sarah L

    I love reading all those kind of posts too. Especially homeware hauls, I find them so inspiring! I’ve also been enjoying workout, health and fitness posts lately, they seem to keep me motivated and I learn so much from reading health blog posts! xx

    February 1, 2017 at 10:40 am
  • Reply Being Ashleigh

    I love reading posts on NYC too, but I’m so sad that I won’t be visiting any time soon, as long as Trump’s in charge!

    Ashleigh

    February 1, 2017 at 12:35 pm
  • Reply Tamsin - Eco Fluffy Mama

    I enjoy reading posts about zero waste, green living and also sex posi stuff.

    February 1, 2017 at 4:36 pm
  • Reply Julie Porter

    I read a lot of blog posts daily and I love reading some of the types that you do and I also love reading “how to” , personal stories and book reviews.

    February 1, 2017 at 5:46 pm
  • Reply Nina Bosken

    Hauls are super fun to read. For me, it’s really any sort of travel post. I often end up bookmarking them if they are to a place that’s on my list.

    February 1, 2017 at 9:46 pm
  • Reply Louise

    I like these posts too, especially homeware hauls from places like TK Maxx or Primark – even if I don’t have my own place yet! x

    February 1, 2017 at 10:34 pm
  • Reply Julie S Kalungi

    Hmmm I love reading success stories, How To posts, Posts about Branding, Pinterest Tips and Book Reviews, being an author I like to knw why anyone loves a certain book

    February 3, 2017 at 6:42 pm
  • Reply Jules

    My favorite posts are travel and outfit posts! I think it’s the same as loving reading about haul posts because it gives us ideas and for me travel and outfit posts inspire me.

    February 4, 2017 at 1:08 am
  • Reply Natasha Mairs

    I love reading Lush posts too. I also like book reviews and wish lists

    February 4, 2017 at 1:02 pm
  • Reply Beautyqueenuk

    I also love reading all these kind of posts too, especially Lush and hauls x

    February 4, 2017 at 5:08 pm
  • Reply Robert Bowley

    Whilst I find myself reading a lot of posts about stress management as that is the focus of my work, I also love reading travel and how to blogs. But generally I just love reading others posts as I always learn something.

    February 5, 2017 at 7:00 pm
  • Reply Ivelisse Estes

    I love the birthday/gift hauls! Or whats in my ____ blog posts. Super cute!

    Love,
    Ivelisse | CarnationDreams.com

    February 6, 2017 at 1:41 am
  • Reply Kusum @sveetesKapes

    Oh I love reading about gift hauls, gives me so many great ideas all the time. Those cosmetics are amazing.

    xx, Kusum | http://www.sveeteskapes.com

    February 6, 2017 at 3:44 am
  • Reply Britta

    I love book posts and anything related to health and wellness. And travel posts about New York are always a winner also!

    February 6, 2017 at 9:25 am
  • Reply Don't Cramp My Style

    O agree with all these! Its greta to see what other people enjoy as well 🙂

    February 6, 2017 at 3:49 pm
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