What a week! Haunt Jaunts had not one, but two big things happen.
#50 OUT OF 118
Back in December I got an email from a representative of a new site that was at that time in Beta phase called Sulia. It’s tagline is “The interest network.”
Here’s a snippet from their email to me explaining what they’re all about:
Our Paranormal Channel is syndicated around the web, including to the most popular BlackBerry Twitter app, called UberTwitter, which featured our Paranormal Channel Sunday. It’s still in their Featured section today though! Tens of thousands of people view our Channels there every day. And even more view them on our website at http://beta.sulia.com/channel/paranormal/.
We’re currently have deals with other apps like Tweetdeck and publishers like the Washington Post to distribute your voice and content to even more readers. Our mission is to organize the world’s social expertise and distribute it to everyone, whether it’s on their computer, their tablet, or their phone.
Apparently they had listed Haunt Jaunts as one of their Paranormal experts. I didn’t look into it then. It was December, what can I say? Between the holidays and dealing with my sick cat and his feeding tube, blog stuff fell by the wayside.
But I finally had time to check it all out and was stunned to discover Haunt Jaunts was ranked #50 of Sulia’s paranormal channel 118 Twitter experts. Shazam!
It made it more impressive to me because the top experts are ones you’d expect, Jason Hawes, Grant Wilson, Kris Williams, Ghost Adventures, Chip Coffey, etc. But then a lot of Tweeters I follow and love, like @HauntedPlaces, @EntitiesRUs, @RCParanormal, @GhostEyes_Angie, @SouthernGhosts, @IQXS, @gparanormal, @StanleyHotel, @PISCAonline, and @Parachasers (just to name a few) were on there too.
I was ranked in that kind of company? Again, SHAZAM! And, “Say what??? Get outta here!”
Pretty thrilling to be perfectly honest.
SHORTY AWARD NOMINATION
Then @JenBlaney shocked me by nominating Haunt Jaunts for a Shorty Award in Travel.
I laughed when I first saw she’d done that. I am short. Not knowing what the Shorty Awards were I thought it had something to do with me being fun size.
But the Shorty Awards honor the best producers of short real-time content in 140 characters or less on Twitter in a variety of categories. I was flabbergasted Jen had gone out of her way to nominate HJ when I checked it out and saw what it was really all about.
But then that crazy Jen went and nominated HJ for a #FollowFriday Shorty too! I voted for myself on the travel one, but I cast my #FollowFriday vote for Jen instead. She is always the first #FF I see on Fridays, and usually she does it early on Thursdays. And she rarely, if ever, misses a #FollowFriday. She definitely deserves it!
So, yeah, what a week. I’d love to say “Go, Haunt Jaunts!” but guess what? Haunt Jaunts is what it is because of the awesome people who follow. Plain and simple!
(P.S. I’ve never been nominated for an award before so I’m going to ask: If you’re on either Twitter or Facebook –because I think you can sign in using either– and wouldn’t mind, would you go cast a vote for HJ in the Shorty Awards too? This link will take you there. You can vote for me in Travel or Follow Friday or both. Thanks!)