Blown away by the success of the YouTube vloggers

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This week I’ve been really busy filming all over the place.

It’s a new YouTube series I’m producing and presenting, but I can’t reveal too much about it because the channel isn’t live yet and I want to be able to share with you guys all the correct information when it’s all ready to go – hopefully by next week.

So I’ve been up and down from Portsmouth to London and the surrounding areas, filming for the series and interviewing different YouTube stars – and they are stars you know.

The illusion in TV is to make people believe that the work that goes into this kind of thing is effortless, but trust me it’s anything but

When I started researching for the series, I was blown away by just how successful some of these YouTubers are.

I mean, we’ve all heard of vlogging and people uploading random videos that go viral – quite often of the cat variety.

But for so many people now, YouTubing is an actual profession and they take it very seriously.

For instance this week I went and spent some time with the Saccone-Joly family from Ireland, who now live in London.

They’ve been vlogging their daily lives for five years – five years!

They now have more than one million subscribers around the world who tune in to watch them, well…live!

They were a stunning family and as I interviewed them in their huge, beautiful home, with their even cuter children, I really did get this sense of ‘well done them.’

You can knock it all you like and in all honesty I was probably among the sceptics before I started really looking into YouTubers and what goes into making their channels successful. But it’s a lot of hard work.

Jonathan – husband and dad of the Saccone-Joly family – hasn’t had a single day off in five years because he has to film and upload his family’s daily life every single day – even whilst on holiday.

The illusion in TV is to make people believe that the work that goes into this kind of thing is effortless, but trust me it’s anything but.

Filming and editing and uploading requires a lot of work, so I take my hat off to them for continuing and persisting with their channel. Now they’re reaping the rewards and who can begrudge them that? I certainly don’t.

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