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Post WLOS Update II & Top 5 Posts in September

Last month I gave you an update on how I am doing in my post-WLOS life and told you I’d update you again in a month.  Seriously, where did September go?  It is already time for another update! Time sure is flying.  Does anyone else feel this way?

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I think time has been flying especially fast for me because every day has been a new adventure trying to put together the pieces of my new career including Running in a Skirt.  Life keeps getting better as more and more things fall into place.  Let’s start with a little wrap up of the month from the personal side and then we’ll talk business.

Personal Update

I am finally sleeping through the night and keeping normal hours.  I sleep at least eight hours every night instead of NEVER sleeping more than seven.  I don’t feel like a complete zombie 24-7 anymore.

I’m still getting to eat dinner every night with my husband.  After years and years of hardly ever eating a meal together, this is so nice.

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I got to visit my best friend Sarah in DC again before she moves.  This would not have been possible with my limited vacation time at WLOS.

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I got to do two big things that I have been wanting to do for AGES!

Go mushroom hunting and visit the Friends for Life Forever Farm.

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It’s been a busy, but good month on a personal level.  I am still very happy and know I made the right decision to leave the station.  Rhett is really happy about it too.

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Business Update

On the business level things are starting to take off!  I created my very first Media Kit to promote my blog and I am working with clients!

My photography class got postponed until November, but I have still been really really really working on better food pictures.  I know I still have so much to learn, but I think I have made some progress!

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 Avocado Pasta

Crock Pot Tomato Basil Soup

One Skillet Mexican Quinoa

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I hosted my first big giveaway on Running in a Skirt and it was a huge success!  I have another one that is equally as awesome planned for early October.

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I’ve joined some big names in the blog world!  I am now a Fitfluential and Sweat Pink Ambassador!  I am so excited to be a part of these groups which encourage positive relationships and a healthy, fit lifestyle.  It is a perfect fit for Running in a Skirt.

I also joined the NC Blogger Network to connect more with local bloggers.

The biggest change this month on Running in a Skirt is I got into and joined the BlogHer publishing network.  They will be filling some of the ads on my site and promoting Running in a Skirt to the blogging community.   I am hoping this platform will be just what I need to continue to grow my blog.

Having the ads on Running in a Skirt is a bit of a change, but these ads are just one way my blog is becoming a business.  I want to thank you in advance for supporting those companies that support me.  It is allowing me to change my life for the better.

I have a couple big local partnerships that I am very close to announcing.  I hate to tease you like that, but they are almost ready to become public and I am very excited about them.  More news on that front soon.

It has been a month of all sorts of excitement and new beginnings!

Top 5 of September

I thought it would be fun to do a top posts of the month review. September 2014 is the first time I’ve posted every weekday on Running in a Skirt, so there easily could have been something fabulous that you missed!

1. Top Food Post

Foil Packet Fish

This recipe was one of the more popular ones this month!  It is easy, delicious, healthy and clean-up is a breeze.

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Runner up

Tomato, Roasted Red Pepper & Goat Cheese Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

OK! That title is a mouthful, but these are ah-mazingly good.

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2. Highest Viewed Post

So How Are You Doing? One Month Post WLOS Update

My one month post WLOS life update.  I talked about how I am doing and I have big dreams for Running in a Skirt.

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 3. Best Fashion Post

One Romper, Three Ways

This black shorts romper styled three ways was a huge hit!

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Runner up

Work Meets Comfort, Ahnu Sandals Giveway

My first big shoe giveaway!  Free shoes.  Does it get better than that?

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4. Top Fitness Post

The Ultimate Guide to the Color Run

I really just wanted to use these pictures again!  This guide has all the tips you need for when the Color Run rolls into your neighborhood.

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5. Most Pin-able

Roasted Butternut Squash

With Pinterest a big driver for blog traffic I have been working hard to create pin friendly images.  I’ve been noticing an increase in pin activity with my new pretty pictures.  Nothing makes me happier than to get re-pinned! 

Want to follow me on Pinterest?  Pretty please 🙂

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Runner up

Simple Pumpkin Pancakes

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So there you have it! An all inclusive September wrap up.  It’s been a pretty inspiring month and I’m looking forward to more excitement coming up in October.

Your turn:

How has your month gone?

Other Bloggers: Please link to your top post of September!

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By | 2017-08-15T14:04:22-05:00 September 30th, 2014|Friends & Family, Fun, Personal Updates/ Top Monthly Posts|15 Comments

15 Comments

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  2. Stan Williams September 30, 2014 at 11:51 pm - Reply

    I feel the same way, September went by so fast that I feel like I missed most of it!
    I miss seeing you on WLOS but I am very happy to hear that things are going so great in your new life.
    I applaud the Friends for Life Forever Farm,
    and all the wonderful work they are doing to help homeless animals, especially the senior and special needs ones who would otherwise perhaps face euthanization.
    I will share their website all over and do what I can to try and help them obtain more donations.

  3. al fox September 30, 2014 at 5:48 pm - Reply

    item #3 (best fashion post) Yeah,that is a nice lookin leg,etc.

  4. Dan Steadman September 30, 2014 at 12:21 pm - Reply

    glad you are doing so much better, just odd not seeing you on the TV at the gym…Sept. started rough and finished great…had a great speed session this morning…on track for a great Tryon HM…Jonathan scored his first ever soccer goal (4 inches short from hitting his second), Michael has played great, scored a goal, plays goalie to and has only allowed 2 goals in 4 games and has played really well this year…papa thinkin’ scholarship

  5. Madeline St Onge September 30, 2014 at 10:16 am - Reply

    I am so happy everything is going so great for you, and that you have a normal life now Enjoy

  6. Martha Jones September 30, 2014 at 9:44 am - Reply

    Julie,so good to be able to see you on your blog. I really don’t know what it all consists of…you are the only one I am following! Hope things keep going strong for you.

  7. Heather @fitncookies September 30, 2014 at 9:28 am - Reply

    Yay for Blogher, Sweat Pink, and FitFluential! I Love being apart of all of the communities just like you 🙂 So glad things are working out for you and that you and your husband are seeing more of each other. I can’t imagine working the time schedule you always had!

  8. Jaime McKee September 30, 2014 at 8:43 am - Reply

    I’m excited your month was so great – and that life post-WLOS has been busy and fun! My blogging has been “off” this month. Just weird. But my most popular post was the dinosaur party. http://lovejaime.com/simple-fun-dinosaur-birthday-party/ That makes me happy inside. It was a fun day. 🙂

    • JulieWunder September 30, 2014 at 8:57 am - Reply

      That was a good post for a very cute little boy!

  9. Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie September 30, 2014 at 8:16 am - Reply

    I’m so glad you are adjusting to “regular hours” life. You seem so much happier and more confident with what you are doing. Plus, I’m sure your husband loves having you home for dinner now too!

    • JulieWunder September 30, 2014 at 8:57 am - Reply

      He is still getting used to me asking him to recap his day every night. haha!

  10. Blane Sherer September 30, 2014 at 6:18 am - Reply

    I really enjoyed your summary blog for this month. I am very glad that you are doing so well personally and professionally.
    I know I am just a fan, so to speak, but one of my strongest emotions toward you is that I’m proud of you. Way to go Julie !

  11. David B Teague September 30, 2014 at 6:00 am - Reply

    Enjoyed your Post WLOS blog for this month. Saved your roasted butternut squash recipe. Look forward to other posts. Miss you on WLOS, and I admire your ability to sense a need to change and your willingness to make that change. Thanks.

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