Everything I Bought and How It Made Me Feel: Annual Report

Poetry, Theatre


After twelve months, twenty thousand pounds and nine hundred and twelve purchases, my purchase-logging anxiety-mining consumer-anthropologizing self-quantifying endurance blog Everything I Bought and How It Made Me Feel has concluded.

This is the annual report.

It analyses a single consumer’s year, exploring what was bought, and why, and how it felt.  All data is hopelessly subjective. It answers all questions that were asked, and none. There are charts and tables and graphs and worry. It discovers how much I spent on survival and how much on self-actualisation, whether buying love or buying esteem was more likely to make me feel bad, which artform made me feel best to buy, whether more expensive things felt worse or better, which supermarkets felt worse, and why it all matters nothing and everything.

Download the Annual Report (pdf, 172kb)

Download the Raw Data and draw your own conclusions (xls, 2,256kb)

The debut of the stage show of Everything I Bought…, featuring new numbers and strange ideas, is Wednesday March 18th at Camden People’s Theatre, London.

This work generously supported by my backers on Patreon. If you like what I do, consider joining from a buck a month to help me make and give away more things.


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