Camino My Way
Welcome to Camino My Way. My name is Randall St. Germain, author of Camino de Santiago In 20 Days and blogger right here, on Camino My Way. I also sell prints and other products of my photos at Fine Art America and its sister sites around the world.
Did you know that Camino is Spanish for road or journey? This is a website of journeys. I also want this to be a website of discovery. Please join me, but before I go on…
Thanks to everyone who has connected with me on social media and visits this website daily. I am truly grateful. 😀
I started this blog as a platform for promoting my book. Much like when I released my book, there was no initial fanfare. Since then, I have worked hard on this website and have learned so much.
I have focused not only on building this website through blogging, but also on making new connections through social media. I’m proud of the results to date but strive to make this website much better in terms of content, design, translations, and SEO. As you may know, my website focuses on the Camino de Santiago, which attracts over 200,000 pilgrims each year. I have blogged about the Camino in a manner unlike on any other website. This is a website that tells of journeys, where the viewer can experience the setting and imagine themselves right there.
Seeking a new adventure? I am too!
I am now seeking sponsorships / partnerships for Camino My Way that I hope will benefit not only the sponsor (you), the blogger (me), but more importantly, the readers of this website (more and improved content, gifts would be nice too). You can make a investment in this website, with or without me directly involved. Even better, you can send me on a journey…
Do you have a country?
Well, it doesn’t have to be a country, but if you have authority of a region, no matter how small, please contact me and I will come and blog about your land. Maybe you have a walk or a tourist region that you want to promote. Maybe you have a garden or beautiful area. Let me know and I’ll be there.
Sponsorships of this website
Advertising including the top banner and side ads are available. If you send me on a journey, I will give you first choice of advertising for the duration of the partnership or sponsorship. Of course, I have strict guidelines of what products or companies I work with or represent. I also respect my readers greatly and don’t want to offend them with too much selling. Ads must be tasteful and nonintrusive. I think this works for the benefit of all of us.
Publishing, Print and Music
I have only written a little of my next book but welcome publishing inquiries. It would be great to work with a group knowledgeable and experienced in publishing. I wrote Camino de Santiago In 20 Days with little budget and had no previous publishing experience. My time could have been better served concentrating on the writing instead of being involved with every aspect of the process. Camino de Santiago In 20 Days is also available for translations and I welcome any proposals whether it’s a partnership or a publishing contract. I will use my online platform to work with all publishing ventures.
I am also a songwriter and would love to have my songs performed by talented artists. I welcome inquiries by singers, managers, lawyers, and publishing companies. I have 20 songwriter demos privately on SoundCloud. The genres are mostly adult contemporary and pop, with some touching on country and rock. Young female singers are featured on 16 of the demos and a male singer on four. For all publishing inquiries, please contact me at randall (at) caminomyway.com.
(stats as of June 18, 2015)
Twitter: 38,615 followers @CaminoMyWay Listed 613 times.
Facebook: 1,865 fans at Camino de Santiago In 20 Days.
LinkedIn: 2,374 connections Randall St. Germain
Goodreads: 1,408 friends Randall St. Germain
Pinterest: 412 followers Randall St. Germain
I also have a presence on Amazon and other book retailers around the world, YouTube, Book Blogs, Sound Cloud, Blog Dash among others. I have concentrated my social media on Google+, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. As you can tell by my more popular posts, they have a good engagement level in terms of social media. My social media sharing is prominently displayed.
According to Google Analytics, for the month ending June 17, 2015:
10, 746 sessions
37, 924 page views
2:08 average time of per session. An average returning visitor spends 3.5 minutes on my website per session.
Bounce rate 3.66%
This is without paid SEO and advertising, email campaigns, being part of a tribe, fake traffic etc. However, I would like to work on some of those aspects—not the fake traffic—such as design and getting the website better known.
United States: 33.47%, Canada: 12.61%, Spain: 12,06%, United Kingdom: 7.38%, France 4.28%, Australia: 3.93%, Ireland: 3.3%, Germany: 2.85%, Italy: 2%, Netherlands: 2.29.
Traffic Sources (top 10 analysed)
Google organic 73.65%, Direct (including bookmarked) 13.92%, Referral (various) 9.0%, Social (various) 3.37%
Please feel free to contact me at randall (at) caminomyway.com. I’m willing to listen to all ideas and look forward to hearing from you. Let’s go on an adventure together!
All the best,
Randall St. Germain
June 18, 2015