Behold the power of social media and Friday fill ins…

Blogging has changed my outlook on a lot of things and brought many more interesting and yes, time consuming “hobbies” into my life. One of those things is my love for all things social media… Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, and by far my favorite Instagram! I have been using Facebook for quite some time and was happy and comfortable with it. I never gave Twitter much thought but when I started blogging some of the advice I got from others was to set up a profile. I did but didn’t expect much from it. Fast forward a year and I have over 800 followers – Thanks guys!!! – and use it daily. I have conversations with people all over the country and the world. It’s awesome. You know what else is awesome? Getting on Twitter to let off a little steam because you felt a company was not on the up and up. And the company in question seeing it because you tagged them.

It didn’t exactly happen to me but to the hubby. We had some issues with our cable company today and had to pay a bill even though we get our cable through our homeowners association… long story. So, I paid the bill to be done with it. An hour later hubs gets on the Twitter and “complains”. Bill from the company tweets back, asks what the problem is, they go back and forth and voila, at the end of it… we got our money refunded and an apology. How freaking cool is that? Behold the power of social media. I LOVE it. Is it any wonder? :)


Each week, Hilary plans on listing four statements with a blank for us to fill in on your own blogs. If you want to join the fun and come up with four fill in’s of your own, please email them to her at If she uses them, she will add you as co-host to the hop! This week’s co-host is Janice from Janice’s Footsteps – she came up with the last two statements

She would LOVE it if you could please help her spread the word about this hop…. So, please tweet, FaceBook share, and add the linky to your post…

This week’s statements:

1. Given the choice of ___ or ___ for ___ I’d pick ___
2. If you told me ____ I would never have believed you
3. The last time I cooked_______it came out_______.
4. My favorite color is ___

My answers:

1. Given the choice of being inside or outside for my workouts I’d pick outside any day.

2. If you told me a year ago that I would be a blogger I would have never believed you.

3. The last time I cooked flounder it came out a little dry.

4. My favorite color is blue, any blue will do, but sky blue is by far my fave. (Interesting fact… we all have blue eyes in my family!)


Wishing all of you a wonderful weekend.
xo, Susi

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Susi is a wife, mom, photography lover and fan of all things social media, especially Instagram. She was born and raised in Germany, moved to the US with her family when she was 16 and (finally) became an American citizen in January 2012. She lives with her family in South Florida and loves the beach and never gets tired of watching another pretty sunset.

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  1. says

    the power of Twitter is how I got my brand new Keurig replacement. And yes, off to find some pumpkin spice tomorrow!
    We all have blue eyes in this house too. But I am the only non-blonde. actually, I’m not really my current hair colour either. ssshhh! :)
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    • says

      Les, I don’t even know what my real hair color is anymore!!! And yay for new Keurig machines. Keeping an eye on ours it acts up here and there! :)

  2. Janice says

    All my children have blue eyes along with me hubs has green. Funny thing with the color blue there isn’t an ugly shade of it good choice. Blogging is my ONLY social media. I have changed my blog title it is no longer Janice’s Footsteps it is Rockin My Journey I had some issues with an ex-friend and gossiping about my blog so instead of going private i just changed titles I can be found at

    • says

      Thanks for letting me know Janice. I couldn’t get to it yesterday when I clicked on the link! I’ll try again. :) I like the new title. :)

    • says

      I know, Hilary. Its not everyone and I hope it works out for you. Our issue was also different than yours… that may have had something to do with it!

  3. says

    Social media is pretty amazing, isn’t it? And I am so glad that you have discovered blogging–you have embraced it and how amazing how we all feel connected!!!! Happy Friday!
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    • says

      It’s really humid here over the summer months. It’s finally letting up a bit and the last few days were beautiful in the mornings and evenings.

  4. says

    Blogging is new to me as well. My daughter and SIL have been doing it much longer than I have howevr it is a great way for my working friends and some of my family to keep up with our travels and adventures since hubby and I are not always at home. I too do not know the colour of my hair. My Dad always asks which family member gave me the red hair.
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