Youtuber and Dad, “Bottlerocket” – real name Tony, is a 38 year father known for his creative viral vines. While the father of two has been creating funny vines since February 2013, his latest compilation “One man’s Saturday morning…for 3 months” has exploded online.
Every Saturday morning, my daughters go to dance class. My oldest goes with my wife first, leaving me home with youngest for an hour before I take her to her own dance class. She requests her playlist on Spotify EVERY Saturday morning. I started to film my reactions to her songs and dancing while I was checking my email and messages in the morning, having my coffee, or just generally trying to wake up on the weekend. Of course, I added the annoyed look to make them funnier. My daughter DOES NOT annoy me.
An online presence has come with some negative attention as well. He explains:
I couldn’t believe some of the negative comments coming in on YouTube, some people believing that I ignored my daughter for the entire day. These Vines are such a snap shot of daily life, and are meant to entertain. I try to show the funny side of being dad. I love hearing from other dads on the app as well, so many of them message me and say great things. The main goal is to entertain my family and my friends, every thing that comes after is a bonus!
He responds to the negative comments with a healthy sense of humour and the attention is mostly positive.
The father of 2 also says he loves the simplicity of the app. He also has some tips for parents introducing their kids to social media apps at a young age.
So many people enjoyed these Vines that I started filming them every Saturday. I tried to catch her doing something funny behind me, and she loves to watch herself on camera, so I immediately show her right after. My kids don’t have their own Vine accounts or smart phone or anything like that, so when they want to watch Vines, they just rewatch all the Vines on my profile. I only Vine, and re-Vine, family-friendly content.