Get to know NCBN member Julie Wunder of Running in a Skirt
1. How long have you been blogging?
I have been blogging for a little over two years. I’ve learned so much along the way and still am learning new tips and tricks almost daily!
2. What do you blog about?
Running in a Skirt is my way of sharing a personal journey to find balance in my life through fitness, good food, stylish surroundings and travel. My blog is a resource for healthy living ideas, including recipes, everyday fashion and travel. Each week I develop and post fresh new recipes with mouthwatering photographs, easy to follow workouts or running tips and fabulous, yet approachable, fashion ideas. I also share my experiences traveling, running and living in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina.
3. Why did you start blogging?
Running in a Skirt started in the summer of 2012 when I was training for the Chicago Marathon while raising money for Girls on the Run as a SoleMate. I started writing about running to help my fundraising efforts. I ran my marathon (yes, in a skirt) raised money for a great group and had so much fun sharing my experience on this blog, so I decided to keep blogging after the race. As time passed I discovered I had a lot more to blog about than running on Running in a Skirt. The blog morphed from a running blog to a lifestyle blog with a runner’s heart. I like to say, “I’m running through life in a skirt!”
4. What is your FAVORITE post you’ve ever written (you can pick 2)?
I should probably share some of my recipes here because I have been really working on my food photography recently, but my true favorite of all time is a post about my mom. 50 Life Lessons from My Mom
Another favorite of mine is a recent post about a hike to Black Balsam Knob along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
5. What blog do you love?
I have read Peanut Butter Fingers for years. I also love some of my friend’s blogs like A Spicy Perspective and Love Jaime. I am such a fan of blogs, I read dozens a day and feel attached to them all. It is hard to pick just a few.
6. What is your biggest piece of advice for other bloggers?
Be consistent in posting. I notice the biggest gains in readers and engagement when I post on a consistent basis. I also enjoy reading other blogs that post regularly.
7. What are you looking forward to for you as a blogger in the upcoming months (conferences, big blog release, book release, publishing, community, redesign, new content, etc)?
I recently left my full time job as the morning news meteorologist on local TV to blog full time. That was a huge step for me and I have been able to make many improvements to my blog in just a few months. I am looking forward to making more of those improvements in the coming months. My next big to-do is to do add videos on youtube!
Visit Julie on the web and show her some North Carolina love.
Google+: Julie Wunder
YouTube: Julie Wunder