10 things YouTubers do that bug me

I’m going to have to make a confession here. I don’t watch THAT much YouTube. I know that’s sacrilege as a blogger. I know that I should know who all of the big vloggers are but the truth is, I tried. I tried to get into it. I tried to watch hauls after first impressions and tutorials after unboxings but 99% of vloggers just bore the tits off me. Now I only really watch a vlog if it’s by someone I REALLY REALLY like because here are 10 things the others do that annoy me:

They see me haulin', they hatin'  They see me haulin’, they hatin’

1. They have limited vocabulary. I get that vloggers are aspirational and approachable because they just talk at the camera and edit it together more coherently afterwards but if I hear one more bish use the term, ‘really really’ 17 times in a row ever again, it’s going to make me want to take her copper lamp and bash my head in with it. ‘I really really like the fit of this top because it’s so loose and really flattering. The colour is just really really pretty and I just really really love it.’ NO.

2. They don’t show the whole thing. So I’ve just clicked a ‘Primark Haul and Try On’ link. YAY show me cheaply manufactured things that I’ll crave but yet still can’t afford because holiday and poor. YouTuber takes a pair of jeans out of the bag and describes how she really really likes the frayed cut off ends. She then holds them up to the camera to show just the waistband and films a cut away showing a top and the top half of the jeans. WHERE ARE THE CUT OFFS YOU WERE BUMMING BITCH?

3. They give misinformation. Again, along the haul theme as they are my favourite type of videos to watch (I say favourite loosely, they’re about the only ones I can stomach), YouTuber picks out a gorgeous wrap style choker. ME NEED. YouTuber then proceeds to say she thinks it’s such and such choker from ASOS and she thinks it’s about £8 but she’ll link it below. Why did you get my hopes up? It’s not the one you said and it’s £15. It’s alright when you get a billion % off press discount babe but us mere mortals aren’t paying £15 for a choker and you got my hopes up and now I might not buy food this week because now I need the damn choker.

4. They don’t explain things fully. So Mid haul, Vlogger babe starts referencing a blogging drama that happened months ago, that’s just reared its head again and you’re all like ‘YES FROG AND CUP OF TEA EMOJI’ but instead of explaining what that drama was and frankly doing what I wanted to see which was KICK OFF, she says, ‘I’m not going to get into it now but I’ll link an old video below where it explains more about what happened.’ Babe if you cut out your 37 ‘really reallys’ you’d have a good spare 2 minutes to fill me in on all the shade you’re throwing.

5. They waffle. Hun please don’t spend the first 4 minutes of your ASOS unboxing talking about how you had to pick up one item from the PO and on the way you bumped in to so and so who loves your blog and then weirdly enough you saw an old teacher and that made you completely forget to pick up some coconut water. I just want to see what’s in the box.

6. They go off on a tangent. YouTuber has just revealed the BLACK ANKLE BOOTS OF DREAMS and before she reveals where you can get your hands on a pair she starts waffling on about this vegan cafe she went to last week that was soooo cool because every meal they served they also served in smoothie form and she didn’t think she would like it but actually it was really really tasty. I’m not listening boo, I’m just scrolling down to your info section to click the link of those leathery babies.

7. They have messy bedrooms. Maybe they do this to show they’re still approachable and down with the kids but ew. You know you’re going to film a vid, just pick your bra up off the floor and make your bed because otherwise I’m going to watch the video and be trying to work out whether that’s a crusty thong or a neckerchief just over your shoulder.

8. They use the term, ‘I feel like’ too much. Why has this become a saying? ‘The liquid lipstick formula is quite drying after a while’ has become, ‘I feel like this liquid lipstick formula is quite drying after a while.’ Fine once per video but when you’re starting every sentence with it buddy – ANNOYING. I feel like I’m going to have to unsubscribe.

9. They are ‘obsessed’. ‘Oh my god guys, LOOK at this belt, I am obsessed.’ It still has the label on petal. ‘I cannot describe how obsessed I am with this Diptyque candle’. You haven’t lit it yet hun. ‘This lip colour is SO gorgeous. I wear it every day. I am obsessed’. But. But. It’s still in the packaging.

10. They don’t disclose. Now I’m not 100% familiar with YouTube’s guidelines when it comes to declaring what you should say if your video is sponsored or the item was gifted but PRETTY sure that in the title of your video you have to say ‘AD’ or ‘SPONS’ or something similar (happy to be corrected) so WHY have I just watched a ‘Get Ready with Me’ where I can’t see you getting ready at all because the only thing that is in constant focus is that Clarins moisturiser. Don’t try and trick me babe, I see you.

This post is 100% intended to be tongue in cheek so any YouTubers that read this, PLEASE don’t be offended.

But if the shoe fits… *sunglasses emoji*

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  1. August 5, 2016 / 10:00 am

    Oh, Vix, I love you! Why do you think I hide myself in the corner of my living room in my very sketchy videos? So you don’t see my crap-heap of a bedroom! LOL! One thing that bugs me is that they have a favourites video and almost EVERYTHING is like designer or at a break the bank price!

    How can we afford that?!

    Dee xoxo

  2. Marie
    August 5, 2016 / 11:23 am

    Haha loved this! Tell ’em like it is girl 😀 I also hate when they describe a product.. like "so this a lovely pink top with lace detail" YES I CAN SEE THAT I’M NOT BLIND, YOU’RE FILMING IT! I CAN SEE WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE :’) and that’s all they say about it, nothing about the fit or quality… haha rant over. Great post 🙂

  3. Louise
    August 5, 2016 / 12:25 pm

    I generally don’t like vloggers at all, to this post was hilarious to me haha!

  4. August 5, 2016 / 12:30 pm

    Brilliant post as always Vix, you pretty much nailed it on the head! Definitely agree about tidying up a little …. mmm used tissues on your bedside table? NO THANK YOU! x

  5. Caroline Malone
    August 5, 2016 / 12:31 pm

    HAHAHA oh my god! THIS post. Seriously you just hit the nail on the head so many times. Like sorry how many times do we have to hear the word "cute". This top is "cute" , this bad is so "cute" ugrh change the vocab please! xx


  6. Harriet
    August 5, 2016 / 6:33 pm

    I’m obsessed with youtubers but HAVE to agree with all your points! My favourites tend to be more adult youtubers who tell it like it is rather than younger people who are supposed to appeal to my age group. I think their actual audience is just much younger than me, primary school girls are ‘obsessed’ with them at the moment.

    Harriet | <a href="http://www.shakethistown.co.uk”rel="nofollow">Shake This Town</a>

  7. August 5, 2016 / 9:18 pm

    The pet peeve in our household is "super cute", I watched a video once where EVERYTHING was "super cute"….even my boyfriend in the other room picked up on it!

    And bloopers and singing in the car. Don’t get me started on that….

  8. Sabrina
    August 6, 2016 / 12:24 am

    Hahaha this great, they’re all so true! Although I haven’t personally seen any youtubers with messy bedrooms, if anything the backgrounds are too samey, they always have the same storage and a candle burning etc. Also I hate ‘really really’s but also excessive use of ‘kind of’ or ‘actually’ makes me want to throw my laptop out of the window.


  9. August 6, 2016 / 12:42 pm

    Ha I noticed the feel like too! And also "I picked up".

  10. Jordanne | Thelifeofaglasgowgirl
    August 7, 2016 / 11:08 am

    I don’t think you could be any more spot on with this haha. I’ve watched a few who use "Ehm" or "like" a lot…. it’s so frustrating! And the ones you watch where the title doesn’t fit with their video at all until the last 10 seconds… no.

    Jordanne || Thelifeofaglasgowgirl.co.uk

    • sara
      August 10, 2016 / 9:53 am

      Click Bait drives me insane!

  11. August 7, 2016 / 7:27 pm

    Some of these points are so bang on but as someone who has tried YT before and had to go through editing myself it is really hard to not say the same thing a million times. Not everyone is born to be in front of the camera and presenters IRL have scripts to work from so recording a video on the fly without waffling is damn hard.

    On the other hand you’d think people would learn from editing themselves what words to avoid over-saying – I know I did before I gave up!

    Mel &#9733; meleaglestone.co.uk

  12. August 8, 2016 / 3:14 pm

    Hahaaaaa! LOVE this video – I used to watch quite a bit of You Tube and feel quite inept after watching some of the videos but after noticing pretty much that entire list there are only a few left that I watch! Everything is just a bit same same!!

  13. Lana
    August 8, 2016 / 11:03 pm

    This is pretty much the best post I’ve ever read (just behind your "10 things no one discusses about sex" post!). Had me chuckling left, right and centre. You’re amazing.

  14. August 9, 2016 / 8:47 am

    LOVE this post hahahaha!! It’s all so true! I can’t watch YouTube like I used to anymore, it’s just so boring. Hopefully there’ll be a new trend that will replace it soon, before we all go crazy!

  15. Being Erin
    August 10, 2016 / 9:25 am

    This is hilarious! I don’t agree 100% with it but I definitely relate to the sentiment haha. x

  16. sara
    August 10, 2016 / 9:52 am

    I can say honestly I can stand to watch videos from about 5 different youtubers. The rest I either completely ignore, skip through the video to the good parts or unsub. Youtube beauty hauls and reviews have just gotten so boring for me, it’s all about the Vlogs and What I ate in a days for me anyways.

    "How CUTTTTTTTTTE is this packaging"


  17. Toni
    August 16, 2016 / 12:16 pm

    Haha! This was so funny and so true! I also hate it when they’re banging on about what they had for lunch and rambling on for about half an hour before they finally get to that bloody review I’m after. I also hate the way they say some company sent them some products like they’re so special and that’s it their favourite, like a blusher for instance, leaving you thinking wasn’t some other blusher your favourite last week! I’m beginning to totally tell the difference between a review that’s been paid and one that was genuinely purchased by the Youtuber herself! Xx

    <a href="http://www.sheergloss.blogspot.co.uk">sheergloss</a&gt;

  18. August 16, 2016 / 2:15 pm

    Vix you posts are damn hilarious!! Love xx

  19. Jasmin N
    August 19, 2016 / 2:05 am

    Hahah I laughed out loud when I read this 😀 loved the post! & agreed with everything, amazing.

    ~ Jasmin N

  20. The Sunday Mode
    August 27, 2016 / 9:21 am

    haha I’m not a Youtuber but damn am I guilty of saying ‘I feel like’ a million and one times. I think I just like to let everyone know that whatever I’m saying it just my opinion so if they disagree then that’s obviously fine.

    I really really liked this post 😉


  21. Sophie Eggleton
    August 29, 2016 / 8:13 am

    Haha I’m guilty of a few of these but I’m bloody horribly guilty of the messy room thing. Must. Try. Harder.

  22. Chloe Bryan
    August 29, 2016 / 8:55 am

    I totally agree with the ‘obsessed’ thing, youtubers who say ‘I’m so obsessed I don’t want to use/wear it and ruin it’ well you can’t be that obsessed then?