Hello everyone! It has now been four months since I published my first post on Keisari Spontaanius. I’ve had tremendous time building the site, writing posts and coming up with content that people would be interested in. I have also got to know the awesome travel blog community on WordPress.com. Today I reached two big milestones on my blog: 4000 page views and 1000 unique visitors! Also, there are now 199 of you following me on WordPress.com and 122 on Facebook. This means a lot to me, thank you so much!
To celebrate, I will feature the blog of the 200th WordPress.com follower on my next post!
The last two blog posts, How to Cross the Atlantic On A Budget and 5 Tips on How to Stay Safe South America, have been received extremely well so far! Do you guys prefer these hints and tips rather than the travel stories? Write your thoughts on the comment section below.
I am a correspondent!
I am having an exciting time at the moment. Last January I prepared a small video application for a contest by Madventures (an awesome finnish traveller duo) and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland. Together, they came up with a website promoting travel safety to the Finnish public. Five weeks ago I received an email saying that I was selected as one of their foreign correspondents! Wohoo!
I am now staying in beautiful Palomino in Colombian Caribbean Coast and shooting the last bits of my correspondent video! I am gonna be talking about travel safety and also sharing my own stories of travelling in South America. The video will be posted in Matkustusturvallisuus.fi and it will be available only in Finnish (I am sorry for the non-Finnish speakers!).
Airbnb And Supporting the Blog
Some of you may have noticed the Airbnb banner on my site. It is a service that enables people to list, find, and rent vacation homes online. And it is awesome! After staying in a mountain hut for days or sweating in a 18-bed dorm, it is sometimes nice to have a little bit of privacy. That’s where Airbnb comes handy! You can use my Airbnb referral to get 25$ off your first stay. At the same time, you are supporting the blog! How convenient!
Subscribe via Email
I have also added an option to subscribe to my blog via email. You can enter your email address to subscribe to the blog and receive notifications of newest spontaneous travel stories and hints & tips! You can find the subscription widget on the right side of the page. Go and subscribe!
That’s it for now on. Once again, I would like to thank you for following my blog. I hope it has inspired people to be spontaneous, take on a new challenge and even book that first cruise through the Atlantic! See you soon!