August Top 5 Posts, Life Updates

///August Top 5 Posts, Life Updates

August Top 5 Posts, Life Updates

Hi friends!  I know the end of the month is technically Monday, but Monday is New & Shiny Site Launch Day!, so I thought I’d do my monthly review post a day early!

august update

This has been a good month for both myself and this site.

Blog wise, several of my food posts gained momentum on Pinterest and Foodgawker, helping my page views this month.  I’ve also been pretty proud of my food pictures lately and have been getting really excited when they turn out well.

Behind the scenes I’ve spent the month working out the kinks in the new site design.  It’s meant some long nights staring at the computer fixing things, but I know it will be worth it in the long run.

I am also so excited I got the chance to share with you the flying story this month.  Aviation is a big part of my life and NOT talking about it just didn’t seem right anymore.  I’m so happy you guys were receptive to it.  Have I told you guys how amazing you are lately?  Because you are!

On a personal note, it’s been a packed summer with out of town visitors and trips.  It’s been full of fun, but I am looking forward to some down time  The hubs work gets much busier in September and October, so I think some calmer days are in my future.

So without further ado or fanfare, here are this months top posts! *cue the trumpets!*

 August’s Top 5 Posts

1. Top Food Post

No Noodle Vegetarian Zucchini Lasagna– This post didn’t do so great the day I posted it, but then it got some legs on Foodgawker and did really well there.


Healthy Blueberry Crisp– I LOVED this recipe and it seemed like you guys did to.


2. Highest Viewed Post

I Dared to Imagine a Different Life, My 1 Year Anniversary of Leaving WLOS – This didn’t surprise me, but my anniversary of leaving WLOS ranked among my top posts this month.


About that Time the Hubs Flew Us to the Bahamas… – I think the title got a lot of you curious and this post took off from there!  Thanks for your support!


3. Top Fashion Post

Asheville Outlet’s Look for Less Fashion Challenge – I had so much fun with this challenge and I got a boost in page views from the contest!


Navy Dress wit Pink Accessories- This look was a hit!


4. Top Fitness Post

How my Dad Lost 90 Pounds (Without Surgery or Pills!) – I am so proud of my Dad and I LOVE that you guys are interested in his story!  It is so inspiring.  It just shows you, you can do anything you put your mind to.


Log Hollow Falls Hike – This hike was so much fun earlier this month.


5. Most Pin-able!

Pistachio Pesto Zoodles – This post also didn’t do so great the day it posted, but it got legs and took off through the month!


Shrimp Pineapple Kabobs – This is so yummy and also did well on Pinterest!

Shrimp Pineapple Kabobs


So that’s it for the month!  Thank you for stopping by.  I really hope you have had a nice August too.  Hopefully when you come back Monday you will see a bright, new and shiny version of Running in a Skirt!

I’m linking this post up with Jill Conyers for Fitness Friday.  Also Deborah for the Ultimate Coffee Date! Thanks for the linkup party ladies!

Your turn!

Bloggers- What is the top post of your month?

How has your month been?


By | 2017-08-15T14:04:09-04:00 August 28th, 2015|Fun, Personal Updates/ Top Monthly Posts|33 Comments


  1. [email protected] September 5, 2015 at 10:50 am - Reply

    That was quite a read Julie, some great food pins also. Thank you for sharing coffee with us.

  2. [email protected] August 29, 2015 at 8:54 pm - Reply

    Really enjoy your blog and looking forward to the shiny new site launch on Monday!

  3. Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes August 29, 2015 at 12:26 pm - Reply

    All awesome posts! can’t wait to see what September brings!

    • JulieWunder August 30, 2015 at 8:27 am - Reply

      Thanks Sue! I hope it’s a great month. Thanks for all your support.

  4. jill conyers August 29, 2015 at 6:02 am - Reply

    So many awesome posts. How did I miss the Blueberry Crisp recipe? Yum!

    • JulieWunder August 30, 2015 at 8:27 am - Reply

      That is totally up your alley!!! Chia seeds- yum!

  5. Mary Beth Jackson August 29, 2015 at 5:28 am - Reply

    I love your monthly summary! I like how your break it out in different categories 🙂 Your food pictures are fantastic- I would love to take better pictures- did you take a class? fancy camera? Maybe you will share some tips?

    • JulieWunder August 30, 2015 at 8:26 am - Reply

      I think I should! I have several questions about it here. I got a decent camera, took a class and generally started putting a lot more thought and intention into it. Sounds like a post in the making…

  6. I loved that post about the trip to the Bahamas. I’d love to be able to do that, under my own power!

  7. Dani @ Dani California Cooks August 28, 2015 at 5:50 pm - Reply

    Loved that zoodle post! Yum!

  8. Farrah August 28, 2015 at 2:17 pm - Reply

    I somehow missed that second one! :O Off to check it out! <3

  9. Jess @hellotofit August 28, 2015 at 12:37 pm - Reply

    I’m so happy that August was a great month for you, and that exciting things are happening on the site!! Hope this next month is an awesome one, too 🙂

  10. Jamie August 28, 2015 at 10:28 am - Reply

    Yay – congrats on all the blogging success this month! What a good feeling – you deserve it 🙂 Now use the weekend to celebrate!

    • JulieWunder August 30, 2015 at 8:19 am - Reply

      Thanks 🙂 I think I will! Have a great weekend too!

  11. Pragati // Simple Medicine August 28, 2015 at 9:22 am - Reply

    It’s always so exciting when a post gets some love! I am glad you’ve been seeing some great results with Foodgawker and Pinterest. They are definitely great sources for traffic.

    • JulieWunder August 30, 2015 at 8:19 am - Reply

      Totally! Especially if you can get your picture into Foodgawker!

  12. Gretchen | Gretchruns August 28, 2015 at 9:08 am - Reply

    I love posts like this! As a new reader, it’s really useful to see your top posts so I don’t have to go way back in the archives. Definitely will be catching up 🙂 Have a great weekend!

  13. [email protected] August 28, 2015 at 9:05 am - Reply

    What a great month for you and I am so excited to see your new site on Monday! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  14. Your food posts do turn out so well.I seem to struggle with the photos a bit if you have any tips for me let me know! I am not on foodgawker-should I be?

    • JulieWunder August 30, 2015 at 8:16 am - Reply

      The lighting really helped me a lot. I also got a tripod and that helped. Foodgawker is great for traffic… very hard to get your picture approved though. It makes me try really hard to get better though. Each picture gets approved or denied and I still get stuff denied! If you want to chat picture tips sometime… let me know!

  15. Dan Steadman August 28, 2015 at 8:09 am - Reply

    can’t wait until Monday…August has been good..two more workouts until I can say I only missed one in August…August is transition back to soccer and church activities…got to see one of my VBX students again…just like old times

  16. Heather @Fitncookies August 28, 2015 at 7:20 am - Reply

    So many awesome posts! Can’t wait to see the new site! Have a wonderful weekend, Julie !

    • JulieWunder August 30, 2015 at 8:13 am - Reply

      Thanks Heather! I’ve been tweaking it all weekend! Very exciting!

  17. Blane Sherer August 28, 2015 at 5:18 am - Reply

    I really enjoy your end of the month post. It provides a great wrap up of the month. I hope you have a great weekend and I will be looking forward to Monday !

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