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My 7 Links

I first saw a “My 7 Links” post on Travel for Love last week. Loved it! I thought it was such a clever idea. Not to mention, I’ve recently found that blog so that was a neat way to catch up on some of their stunning and mesmerizing posts.

Then I saw Red Nomad’s 7 links.  Loved it, because I also very much enjoy that blog. Plus, I was happy to see the public toilet series land under her Most Popular category. (I think that it such a clever and novel series of travel articles.)

But to my surprise, when I got to Red’s 5 Blogger Nominations, there was Haunt Jaunts! I was soooooo excited. I didn’t know who I could ask to be nominated, but I was going to find someone. Luckily Red spared me from having to grovel. (Thanks, Red!)

Even more exciting, HJ is now on the official Nominated Bloggers list. (Which I think is such a great idea. Helps to avoid duplicate nominations that these things so often generate.)

Anyway, if you haven’t yet seen a “My 7 Links” post yet, here’s the deal. Tripbase started it. Here’s the link to the complete rules, but in a nutshell this is what you have to do:

  1. Get nominated by someone in order to participate.
  2. Publish 1 link in the 7 categories from past posts.
  3. Nominate up to 5 bloggers.


Nomination? Check.

Now for the hard part: My 7 links. (Well, it should be easy. As Katie from Tripbase put it, “This shouldn’t take you long to do – don’t over-think it!” She must not suffer from Indecisiveitis.)


The 14 Most Romantic Cities We’ve Jaunted To So Far. It gets the honor because beauty and romance go hand in hand, don’t they? Plus, it’s loaded with pretty pictures. Such as the one below.


A shot of Bar Harbor's harbor



As Red pointed out in her post, there are different ways to interpret popular. (ie. Is it the post with the most page views, most comments, one that inspired people to follow the blog?)

Key West’s Robert the Doll continues to be the most popular from a pageview perspective. Most popular as far as most comments is Cheeseman Park – Denver, CO. If there is a post in particular that sparked anyone to follow, I’m not aware of it.

Robert the Doll photo by Rob O'Neal from Key West Art & HIstorical Society press release dated Sept. 20, 2004


“Officially Haunted Places” – Fact or Faked? I unintentionally pissed someone off when they felt I said Ft. Mifflin was faking its hauntings. I didn’t say that, but somehow it got construed that I did. That was one of my first posts to get some very strong opinions.


Um, I’m gonna have to be a little selfish here and say this whole blog has been helpful –to me. After all, it was my “get off the couch” project to help me get through my cancer. It gave me something to focus on, a reason to keep living. It continues to do that.

But a couple posts that might’ve been helpful to others are 5 Popular Real Haunted Places That Also Have Top Halloween Haunted Houses and Top 10 U.S. Ghost Towns: Hard to Pick Just 10.


It’s the same one that’s also the most popular, the one about Robert the Doll. Don’t know what it is about that creepy little doll that fascinates people so much, but it sure does draw in the visitors.


Madame Mroch’s Prognostications: “Brace Yourself, April is Upon Us.” In 2010 I wrote a similar blog forecasting havoc was a’comin’. People poo pooed me then too. This year, like last year, planets were aligned just right to contribute to April’s chaos –and, once again, it was full of history-making chaos. I feel like Cassandra from the Greek myths. No one listened to her predictions either.


The End of My Hitchhiker Haunting Me. No one except perhaps my husband will ever understand the catastrophic emotional and physical distress I endured in 2008 when I was striken with lymphoma, or the hell I went through trying to beat it in 2009. That I survived to bid farewell to my cancer is something I’m very proud of, not to mention humbled by, indeed.


Ghost Stories and Haunted Places –

Gnostalgia –

Guy and Girl Travels –

Southern Spirit Guide –

Wanderlust Women Travel –


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 in one of three places: on a tennis court somewhere, on a yoga mat somewhere, or watching a horror movie somewhere. She currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee.

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10 thoughts on “My 7 Links

  1. I SO agree that Tripbase just doesn’t get how hard it is to make these decisions … especially when you’ve got several nominees in the same category!! I see you did as I did and listed some of the also-rans as well … what the hell!!

    Thanx for the honourable mentions above – I’m off to read your posts!!

  2. Red, THANK YOU so much again for the nomination. Totally wild you picked me. FOREVER grateful!

    Barry: YW! =]

    Lisa, LOL! Very clever. Don’t want it to “haunt” you all day. Funny lady!

  3. Hi thought I would nominate you for this as my newist twitter friend, but you’ve already done it. Great answers on your very original blog!

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