March 2015 Top 5 Posts & Updates

March 2015 Top 5 Posts & Updates

Happy end of March, dear reader!

I am so thrilled we are now finally in spring and heading into some of my favorite months of the year.  Since the month is winding down, It is time for another wrap up of the Top 5 Posts of the Month and a little life update.

Time flies when you are having fun, right!

March 2015 Update

Blog & Personal Updates

This month has felt very busy to me.  I feel like everything that was supposed to happen in February that got cancelled because of the snow, got rescheduled for March.   I had a few moments where I felt in over my head and a little panicky about what I needed to get done.  Then I would get worried that I wasn’t achieving my work/life balance I’ve been trying so hard to keep.  I’m hoping to get a grip on those feelings in April and find a way to not be connected 24/7.  A lot of work goes in behind the scenes on a blog and I need to figure out how to put down my computer/phone at a certain time each day and be ok with the fact that I can’t do it all.

My biggest time burner this month has been my blog videos.  I produced two new videos this month and I am pretty happy with the way they turned out, but I’m still learning HOW to put them together and am not very efficient yet.  Hopefully I will get there soon.

Did you miss them?

[tube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lKOuuRWbFE[/tube]
[tube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cvlQnlLCcw[/tube] Until I get faster at the entire process, I’m not going to be able to put them out as often as I’d like, but hopefully I will get there eventually.  I’m also in the market for a better microphone 🙂

I also got to go to Blogging Concentrated this month which proved to be an amazing resource for blog knowledge.  I’ve been slowing implementing their ideas over the past few weeks and probably have months of little projects I can work on.

The blog redesign is slowly rolling along and will hopefully be ready sometime late Spring/Summer.

And finally, March for Babies projects are in full swing right now!  I am looking for some team captains who are willing to start a team! Any takers?  It is an easy process!  You can also just walk on  my team.  Make sure to check out this post for more information.

On a complete side note, I’ve also been running back and forth to the vet a lot this month.  We finally decided last week that Reina’s knee was not going to heal on her own and she needed a follow up surgery to the knee surgery she had in October.  There is an issue with one of sutures irritating the soft tissue around the incision site.  The vet says it should be a very quick procedure and she should be fine within a week.  Any prayers you send our way would be appreciate!  This is her third surgery six months.

March Top 5 Posts

I’ve had another good month on Running in a Skirt!  My videos are bringing a good boost to my numbers and I could not be happier.  Here are some of the other posts topping the list this month.

1. Top Food Post

My Kale Pasta is a tasty addition to the blog AND ranks as the fifth highest viewed post of the month.  Not bad for a snow day meal!

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Runner Up

I’m still in love with the Honey Balsamic Rainbow Carrots.  I think the unique nature of this recipe made it popular on Running in a Skirt and it got a lot of referrals from foodgawker.

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2. Highest Viewed Post

Both “beauty” posts I’ve done on here have performed pretty well, so I guess it is sign I should do more?  I believe my video and unique perspective gave this post, 5 Makeup Tips for TV (that you can use everyday), a boost.

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Runner Up

I didn’t realize my Roasted Garlic Brussels Sprouts did as well as they did until I looked at the numbers!  Talk about a sleeper post.  YUM!

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3. Top Fashion Post

I’m just stoked we are talking about spring now!  Looks like we were all fans of 6 Spring Fashion Trends (you will want to wear!)

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Runner Up

How to Style Hunter Rain Boots made the top of the list as well!

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4. Top Fitness Post

5 Ways to Make Fitness Your Routine Today

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Runner Up

Oskar Blues 4 Miler Race Recap

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5. Most Pin-able

Finding Time for a ME Day, Thanks again guys for your support of my sponsored posts!

Finding Time for a ME Day PinRunner Up

Inexpensive Easter Décor Ideas

Inexpensive Easter Decor Ideas! Includes tablescape ideas for cheap!

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Once again thank you so much for your support.  Without your help none of this would be possible. 

Tomorrow I’m sharing a brand new video, 5 Ways to Workout for Free!  I’m highlighting some resources that you may not have heard of before and some of  my favorite freebie tips.

Your turn!

What was the highlight of your month?

What was your top post this month?

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25 Comments

  1. Jess @hellotofit April 2, 2015 at 10:48 am - Reply

    Prayers for Reina!! She’s a trooper…and hugs and prayers for you too, that April won’t be as hectic as March!! xoxo

  2. Debbie Rodrigues April 2, 2015 at 4:21 am - Reply

    Wow! So many awesome blogs. I just noticed that I missed some. Need to catch up. You indeed have a busy life. Thanks for sharing all those great tips!
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  3. Dan Steadman April 1, 2015 at 2:06 pm - Reply

    highlight of the month…booking my flight for to Wyoming for a church mission trip…followed by getting over my cold/gunk/back injury that i had to start 2015…

  4. Dan R Morris April 1, 2015 at 9:28 am - Reply

    Hey Hey,

    Thanks for coming out to Blogging Concentrated and mentioning us in your post. That’s fantastic. Would love for you to be part of our Threshold curriculum when we talk more about video. I had no idea you were an Emmy Nominated rock star! That’s fantastic!

    Dan
    BloggingConcentrated.com
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    • JulieWunder April 3, 2015 at 3:39 pm - Reply

      Hi Dan! Thanks for the comment love! Blogging Concentrated was awesome. I’d love to be a part of your Threshold curriculum. Sending you an e-mail now!

  5. Leigh Powell Hines March 31, 2015 at 8:48 pm - Reply

    I enjoyed your videos, Julie and your tips.
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  6. Farrah March 31, 2015 at 3:50 pm - Reply

    I love your monthly roundup posts! It helps me to find posts that I might have accidentally missed through the month! 😛 + those rainbow carrots were seriously gorgeous. :O

    Sending good thoughts to Reina! <3 I hope she feels/gets better soon.
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    • JulieWunder March 31, 2015 at 8:50 pm - Reply

      Thanks Farrah! They were one of my favorites as well.

  7. Ashley @ A Lady Goes West March 31, 2015 at 12:13 pm - Reply

    Wow, Julie! It’s been a great month for you. I love that you’re getting more into video and showing us some of your professional knowledge! Happy Tuesday!
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  8. Gingi March 31, 2015 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Blog videos can be CRAZY time consuming, but they are a great addition and make the average blog stick out from all the rest.. great posts this month my friend! Can’t wait to see what April brings! <3 – http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com
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    • JulieWunder March 31, 2015 at 8:49 pm - Reply

      Agreed! Hopefully as I practice more it will be less time consuming. Thanks for you support! You had a big month as well!

  9. Annmarie March 31, 2015 at 10:31 am - Reply

    LOVE each of those posts- especially the makeup tips! That is something I always need help with 🙂
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  10. A lot of my top posts are food posts too which is not what I ever thought I would be doing! I have not delved into video yet I am already spending so much time with just writing 🙂
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    • JulieWunder March 31, 2015 at 8:49 pm - Reply

      I agree! I started doing food on the side and now it has grown to such a big part of my blog.

  11. Joanna @Makingmine March 31, 2015 at 7:27 am - Reply

    Aw – poor pup! I hope she gets to feeling better after this next procedure!

    Love this round-up! You had an awesome month 🙂
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  12. Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie March 31, 2015 at 7:11 am - Reply

    I think my favorite may still be those rainbow carrots because, come on, they are so pretty!
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  13. Blane Sherer March 31, 2015 at 7:11 am - Reply

    I really like your end of the month blog. When you reference the different blogs it brings them back in my memory. I hope all goes well with Reina. You have had a busy month ! Yeah ; Spring !

  14. Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes March 31, 2015 at 7:10 am - Reply

    I love your videos. It’s so fun to put a voice and a face to the words! No surprise that your recipes are awesome!!
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  15. Shelley March 31, 2015 at 7:07 am - Reply

    Julie, that balance you keep striving for….searching for….hoping for can only come through God. We tend to leave Him out when we get busy and feeling overwhelmed. If you can remember to turn to Him in prayer during those stressful, overwhelmed times, I KNOW you will find a whole new sense of peace and balance. We can not do it on our own. For those of you trying…that’s great until you hit “the wall”. Take time every single day to focus on Him, giving thanks. My relationship with The Lord grows more each time I step out of my world and into His arms….

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