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Did Haunt Jaunts Reach Its 2010 Goals?

Last year I looked ahead to what was in store for Haunts Jaunts in 2010. I didn’t set too many goals. I had three pretty simple ones:

  1. Haunt Jaunt more.
  2. Write more travel-specific posts (as opposed to so many about ghost TV shows).
  3. Institute more theme days.

So how’d I do?

TRAVEL

I did make several Haunt Jaunts. I still haven’t written about them all yet, though. I have a truckload of things I still want to write about from our 10 day Canada/New England cruise.

Maybe in 2011 I should resolve not only to jaunt as much as possible but also to write about them faster? I don’t know why I haven’t even shared more of the pictures or videos on HJ’s FB page. Shameful!

TRAVEL POSTS

I do feel I did better with this one. Ghost TV shows are hot, and are still my guilty pleasure to watch, but I tried to focus less on them than I did in 2009. Especially criticizing them. If anything, I realized they are good for something other than entertainment.

I made a concerted effort to write more about haunted places themselves, as well as subjects dealing with paranormal tourism in general. I hope to continue that in 2011.

THEME DAYS

Other than Movie Monday and Wordless Wednesday, with the occasional Friday Fun thrown in, I didn’t do too well on this one. Mainly because I couldn’t really think of any clever or catchy theme day names like so many other bloggers I know have come up with.

However, towards the end of the year I did start to think more along the lines of theme days. Twitter has Travel Tuesdays that inspired me to try and contribute more travel-specific paranormal posts on those days.

I think in 2011 I’d like to institute a few more: Haunt Jaunts Was Here Wednesdays, Tech Thursdays, and Feature Fridays. We’ll see how successful I am.

LOFTY AMBITION

I also had a lofty ambition to try and reach 5,000 Twitter followers by today, 12/31/10. Didn’t reach that, but I still did pretty good. Haunt Jaunts is now up to over 2,000 followers. That’s not too shabby at all! Plus, they are some of the most devoted Tweeters a Tweep could ask for, so I’d rather have all 2,000 of them than 5,000 for the sake of 5,000, you know?

And HJ’s Facebook page blew up way more than I expected too. I didn’t set any concrete goals for it. (At least none in writing.) I was hoping to get to 100 and ended up skyrocketing past that goal. It’s currently over 550 followers.  I consider that HJ’s year-end bonus.

Did you make any goals at the end of last year? Did you take inventory to see how you did?

Courtney Mroch
Courtney Mroch, otherwise known as HJ's Ambassador of Dark and Paranormal Tourism, is an author, traveler, and ghost enthusiast. When she's not writing, jaunting, or planning her next trip, it's a safe bet you'll find her on a tennis court somewhere. She currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee.
http://www.courtneymroch.com

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