September Top 5 Posts, Life Updates

///September Top 5 Posts, Life Updates

September Top 5 Posts, Life Updates

With September winding down, it’s time for another monthly blog and life update!

September 2015 Update

Hi friends!

Thanks to everyone who entered the Jumbo New Site Giveaway!  The winners are:

Fitness – Aileen Runne, Food- Kristy Byers, Fashion Jennifer, Fun- Jeffrey Lammer Travel- Carla Shiver

The winners have been contacted.  Congratulations!

September Recap

What a month!

Running in a Skirt has been through quite a transformation this month.  My New & Shiny Site Redesign finally became a reality.

It was not without it’s problems though.  I’ve had some unexpected issues with the site, and I am still working out some kinks in the site speed.  I’ve spent huge chunks of time this month working on the site and continuing to optimize images and go through old posts.  Regardless I’m optimistic this new, more professional look will help me gain more momentum in the blogging world.

Numbers wise, I’m excited to see some of my posts from last fall gain some traction again through Facebook and Pinterest.  It’s so nice when those evergreen posts can keep working for you.

On a personal note, other than my trip to see my Grandma Bea, it’s been a slow month.  The hubs work is much busier in September, so we don’t do as much as we do in the summer.  But after a hectic season, it’s nice to calm down some.

I’m looking forward to October and all the pumpkin mania I can handle!

September’s Top 5 Posts

Top Food Post

Oven Baked Sweet Potato Chips

Oven Baked Sweet Potato Chips

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal / Running in a Skirt

Highest Viewed Post

The Shiny & New Running in a Skirt Tour – I decided to try my hands at a little tour of the new site!  My Jumbo Giveaway in honor of the new site was also right at the top!

New Site Tour 2

Buffalo Roasted Cauliflower – This was slow to take off, but it gained momentum through the week!  Thanks again for your support with sponsored posts.

Buffalo Roasted Cauliflower- Sideline Meat Monday Night with this tasty game day treat!

Top Fashion Post

5 Fall Fashion Trends You Will Want to Wear – Sometimes I worry these “trends” pieces will not do as well as my own photographs, but this one was a hit! yay!

5 Fall Fashion Trends You Will Want to Wear

Yellow & White Shirt– My last look for summer took the second spot!

Yellow Print Shirt-58-1

Top Fitness Post

5 Ways to Rock Your Fall Race

5 Ways to Rock Your Fall Race

Haywood County March for Babies – Working with this group makes my heart happy!


Most Pin-able

30 Minute Tomato Quinoa Soup

30 Minute Tomato Quinoa Soup

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos

That wraps up September!  Thank you for stopping by.  Thank you so much for your support.  Without it I would not be able to do this blog!  See you tomorrow for a tasty stuffed poblano pepper recipe.

I’m linking this post up with Wild Workout Wednesday, Fitness Friday Deborah for the Ultimate Coffee Date!  Thanks for the linkup party!

Your turn!

Bloggers- What is your top post of the month?

What has been the highlight of your September?

By | 2017-08-15T14:04:08-04:00 September 30th, 2015|Fun, Personal Updates/ Top Monthly Posts|33 Comments


  1. Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes October 5, 2015 at 10:26 am - Reply

    All great posts! Thanks for the reminder that I need to make that quinoa tomato soup! It finally is feeling like fall around here so I need to make it asap!

  2. Walter Wright October 4, 2015 at 7:43 am - Reply

    Wow a great month ,thanks, <3 you !

  3. jill conyers October 3, 2015 at 6:37 am - Reply

    You had an awesome September! For yourself and your readers 🙂

  4. Jess @hellotofit October 2, 2015 at 11:15 am - Reply

    Ah, you’ve reminded me of the buffalo cauliflower again 🙂 it looks so good! Need to remember to pick up a head of cauli this weekend.

  5. Runaway Bridal Planner September 30, 2015 at 7:50 pm - Reply

    I have loved your blog site design, its so smooth to scroll, down, yours is the first site I have been do that has that feature, it’s nice because I can’t accidently go to fast and it’s the perfect loading speed!!!
    It’s also such a beautiful clean fun look, you’ve done a great job!
    I missed your potato chip post, I have to check that out, I have always wanted to make those!
    I wrote a post last week on runners race etiquette that has been my most popular post, thanks to a few running sites picking up up:)

    • JulieWunder October 4, 2015 at 11:19 am - Reply

      Thank you! A lot of hard work went into it!
      I hope you are having a great start to the month!

  6. [email protected] September 30, 2015 at 1:32 pm - Reply

    I sorry that the new site launch did not go as smoothly as you would have liked, but at least you had some amazing posts and lots of Facebook and Pinterest shares. I think it’s great that your old posts are being shared!

  7. heather September 30, 2015 at 1:23 pm - Reply

    What a great month!!!! It is amazing that October starts tomorrow. Lots of fun things to do without melting when you walk out the door. Thanks for all your amazing recipes and advice.

    • JulieWunder October 4, 2015 at 11:17 am - Reply

      Thanks Heather! Hope you are having a great weekend!

  8. Annette @ Sweating Through Life September 30, 2015 at 12:20 pm - Reply

    Highlight of September was the cooler weather coming….although it just came like a week ago. October is my favorite month so I’m looking forward to it! Looks like you had a great September!!!

    • JulieWunder October 4, 2015 at 11:15 am - Reply

      Glad we are heading into your favorite month! I hope it’s a good one!

  9. Nicole @ Fitful Focus September 30, 2015 at 11:15 am - Reply

    I can’t believe September is over already! You had a great month 🙂

    • JulieWunder October 4, 2015 at 11:14 am - Reply

      Thanks Nicole! Me either! It’s still July in my mind…

  10. Janelle @ Run With No Regrets September 30, 2015 at 10:52 am - Reply

    Looks like you had a great September, I know I pinned a few of your posts! It’s hard to believe we’re going into October already. By the way, site looks great, hope you get the minor kinks out soon!

    • JulieWunder October 4, 2015 at 11:12 am - Reply

      Thanks Janelle! Thanks for pinning– I really appreciate it!

  11. Jamie September 30, 2015 at 9:48 am - Reply

    You have had an absolutely stellar month lady!! I think the best part of September was the humidity going away, a few magical runs, and of course, getting excited for all things fall and holiday. I love being festive!!

  12. Annmarie September 30, 2015 at 9:23 am - Reply

    Can’t believe how quickly Sept came and went! Still need to try those sweet potato and black bean tacos, YUM!

    • JulieWunder October 4, 2015 at 11:11 am - Reply

      Thanks Annmarie! I know you would love them! Hope you are having a great weeekend.

  13. Andrea September 30, 2015 at 8:51 am - Reply

    The highlight of my month was definitely my trip to Japan! And that goes along with my top post: one of my first posts from Japan.

    • JulieWunder October 4, 2015 at 11:09 am - Reply

      That’s such an amazing trip! What a dream come true!

  14. Looks like a great month for you! It kind of flew by for me. I need to try the cauliflower!

  15. [email protected] September 30, 2015 at 8:01 am - Reply

    All your food you posted looks delicious. I never heard of Buffalo cauliflower but if it’s anything like buffalo chicken I would like it. Love spicy food.

    • JulieWunder October 4, 2015 at 11:02 am - Reply

      Me too! Spicy food is totally my jam 🙂 Hope you are having a great weekend!

  16. mandikorn September 30, 2015 at 7:57 am - Reply

    I’m glad to have found your blog and look forward to following you. Your new site is great and I think you will accomplish your goals of more attention in the blogging world.

  17. Blane Sherer September 30, 2015 at 6:05 am - Reply

    Congrats to you for getting your ” shiny new ” upgrade going this month.
    I hope all continues going well for you !

  18. Mary Beth Jackson September 30, 2015 at 5:37 am - Reply

    Looks like a super month for you and again congrats on all the blog updates! I have noticed the speed is so much better! It is always fun to check on the highest viewed posts! Mine (just looked) was of course the Fall Blog Hop! Cheers to a great October my friend and Go Gators!

    • JulieWunder October 4, 2015 at 11:00 am - Reply

      Ahhhh Go Gators! Did you watch the game? So exciting! Congrats on a great month for you too– any month with Italy is great!

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