16 Aug Current Press Publications + Instagram Account Verification
Honestly this came totally out of the blue 😀 I got approached by a very sweet woman who is a reporter in the UK for Daily Mail, The Sun and Express if i could give her an interview. Of course I loved doing that and just talked about me pilot training and my job as a travel blogger. A few days later a first article in the Daily Mail was published. Thereafter, various magazines and newspapers all over the world wrote about me – in the UK, USA, Turkey, Netherlands, in Italy, Lithuania, in Czech Republic and even in India, New Zealand, Vietnam and in China 😀
I was honestly a bit shocked and of course also very excited! The press does not always write positively about bloggers and here so many wonderful articles were published about me. I am very thankful to YOU guys because without you this would have never been possible!!
Here you can see some Excerpts of current Publications:
1) Daily Mail
2) Business Insider
4) Elite Readers
And here are some other Publications… I can hardly believe what some of them wrote 😀 Even in FHM I was featured (together with some other stunning female pilots) as “world’s sexiest pilot”…hahaha 😀 I was also very happy that even some Fitness magazines recognized me such as Muscle & Fitness Magazine. Fitness plays such an important role in my life so I was very happy about this. Furthermore, I was also very happy that many magazines also wrote about my boyfriend Iqbal because we do everything together and he deserves as least as much attention 🙂
6) Muscle & Fitness Magazine
7) THE SUN
8) Hindustan Times (Indien)
9) Corriere della Sera (Italien)
Instagram Account Verification
And there are some more news: Shortly after publication of these articles my Instagram account got verified. For those who don’t know what that means: My Instagram Account @pilotmadeleine received the Blue Tick. Also that is a huge honor for me because some other accounts with an even bigger reach (such as @tuulavintage or @taramilktea which I both simply adore) don’t have it. No one knows 100% why some Instagram accounts get verified and some don’t but it seems to be related to enough International press articles. For instance the account @jorgechicaswalk of Jorge Gonzalez who is known from Germany’s Next Topmodel has a verified Instagram account even though he “only” has 43,2k followers whereas @tuulavintage with 2,6 million followers does not have a Blue Tick. This seems to be related to the fact that there are enough about Jorge get published regularly whereas not as many get published about Jessica. Like mentioned before no one knows this 100% but my assumption is that the Blue Tick is not related to the number of followers but rather due to enough and regular International press 🙂
Btw through an Instagram verification not soooo much changes. The biggest advantage is that my comments are a bit more visible now and that I can add links to my Instagram Stories. This is for instance helpful when a new blog post is up or a new Youtube video is online because you can now directly click on it. Otherwise everything else remains the same. I still try to answer every comment of yours and be as interactive as I can. I also don’t have the feeling that I get more job or collaboration offers now. Hence, don’t put too much attention to this Blue Tick 😉
Thanks a mil though for your daily support because without you all this would not be possible!!