Morecambe family online for net success

Picture by Julian Brown for The LEP 16/02/15''Picture of the Woodhouse family who have taken up 'vlogging' on YouTube in which they record their lives on a daily basis. Picture of Dad, Luke, Mum Fiona and their two boys, Roman (1) and Travis (4)
Picture by Julian Brown for The LEP 16/02/15''Picture of the Woodhouse family who have taken up 'vlogging' on YouTube in which they record their lives on a daily basis. Picture of Dad, Luke, Mum Fiona and their two boys, Roman (1) and Travis (4)

A Morecambe family are taking their reality life one step further after being signed up to a Youtube network.

As the world becomes engrossed with reality TV, another platform has emerged in the form of video blogging.

Vlogging, as it is known, is a video version of a blog and is becoming a worldwide trend, with many using Youtube to record their entries.

The Woodhouse family has joined the vlogging craze and has recently been signed up to the Fullscreen network.

Not famous status just yet, but the family, which has been vlogging for more than a year, has 938 subscribers.

Fullscreen has collaborated with some big names across the UK and worldwide to help gain a reputation online. The network supported Universal’s feature film Ouija during its release.

The Woodhouse Life.

The Woodhouse Life.

Luke, 28, and Fiona, 26, who live on Pennine View, decided to start their vlog to create a living photo album of their two boys Roman, one and Travis, four.

Their channel which records their daily adventures, mayhem and mishaps, has had nearly 60,000 views.

Since starting up their channel the family have met many other families who have also joined the online phenomenon.

Luke said: “We’ve found lots more vlogger families around the country that we meet with regularly.

“We go places like theme parks and the zoo and we have been to the biggest Youtube convention ‘summer in the city’ and met some big Youtubers.”

The family emphasises vlogging does not disrupt their daily lives.

Luke said: “We want our boys, Travis and Roman, to look back on this huge archive of footage we have built up for them and be happy that we managed to capture some of the most important parts of their childhoods.

“We want to encourage other people to do it also...whether that be families, couples or people on their own.

“It’s helped build Travis’s confidence and gives us all an outlet to be able to just be us.”

The boys quickly became accustomed to the camera and even recognise the beep when it is ready to record.

Fiona said: “I love filming my boys, I think they steal the show.

“As soon as Travis hears the camera beep he comes running to say 
hello and wants me to show what he’s up to.

“It’s becoming a way of life now, I can’t imagine what point in the future we would stop.”