Happy end of January! It's time for another monthly wrap up and the 3rd Best of the Blogs Linkup!
January has been a great month for myself and Running in a Skirt. On a blogging note, I feel like I had some quality content in January and enjoyed sharing some new healthy food, fresh fashion ideas and even some of my trip to Hawaii. Several recipes on Running in a Skirt got linked from some bigger sites, so that helped me with numbers, which is always rewarding. I don't blog just for numbers, but it is very nice when people see your hard work.
On a personal note, it's been a little quieter in my life. I love having a packed calendar, but sometimes you just need a break and January was just that for me.
I'm excited because today is the 3rd Best of the Blogs linkup and the first linkup that is not right in the middle of a holiday! Considering the first two linkups were right at Thanksgiving and New Year's I'm thrilled with the turnout and I'm hoping to grow the linkup even more in the coming months. Of course, I need your help to make that happen though!
Just a reminder, if you are blogger, you can linkup either a Top Posts recap like I do OR one of your favorite or top viewed posts of the month. The idea is that we will have the best this blog community has to offer for each month in one place. If you are not a blogger, this will be a great resource for you to learn about new sites and view some incredible posts. It will be held on the last weekday of each month. The next one will be February 29th.
Make sure to not only drop your link, but check out the other fabulous posts other bloggers leave. We had an amazing roundup of posts last month and I enjoyed reading all of them! Let's make this an active community event! Please share with the hashtag #BestofBlogs I screwed up setting up the linkup last month, so there were no images with the linkup, but that should be changed this month. So much to learn!
The linkup is at the bottom of this post so don’t forget to keep scrolling!
January's Top Posts
Highest Overall Viewed Post
Top 10 Experiences at Hilton Waikoloa Village - This was serisouly one of my favorite posts I've ever put together! It got an extra boost from the Hilton's own Facebook page.
Healthy Smoothies Delivered to Your Door with Green Blender - I felt so good sharing this company with you guys and it looks like you loved it too. Make sure to check out the post for an exclusive Running in a Skirt discount code.
Top Fitness Post
Super Sweaty Home Workout- This is one of my favorite workouts I've put together in awhile! I'd love it if you could help me out by pinning the entire workout from the original source. Thank you again for supporting these posts.
About the Time I Hiked an Old Lava Field...- I know I went a little Hawaii crazy on the blog, but this was so cool! I just had to share.
Top Food Post
Vegan Cobb Salad- This simple salad is seriously delicious! Looks like everyone is a healthy mode.
Crock Pot Cauliflower Cheddar Soup- Who needs carbs? Looks like you guys love the Crock Pot as much as I do.
Top Fashion Post
Gray Infinity Scarf and Leggings- I wasn't sure if this look was cute enough for Fashion Friday, but you guys seemed to like it!
Navy Vest and Floral Scarf- Love this look! I'm so glad you guys did too.
Top Flashback Post
Peanut Butter Chunky Monkey Overnight Oats - This recipe took off on Pinterest this past month. It was kind of a sleeper post, that didn't take off for a few months! I find it fascinating when that happens.
5 Ingredient Parmesan Garlic Mashed Cauliflower- This recipe got picked up by Fitness.com and a few other sites. I've been getting steady page views for it all month. So nice!
Best of the Blogs Linkup
Best of the Blogs Linkup Rules:
- Link back to Running in a Skirt and/or share the graphic.
- Follow my Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.
- Visit and comment on others blogs. Please don’t drop and run! I want to make this a place where our most fabulous work gets seen more! Use hashtag #bestofblogs to let them know you got there through the linkup!
- Visit my Facebook Page and drop your link for additional social shares.
In return, I will be commenting and sharing as much as possible! Thank you!
I'm linking up with Fit and Fashionable Friday with Nicole.
What's been the highlight of your month?