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How is it already 2:30?!  Where is my day going?  🙂


Felt a rumbling in my tummy and was totally surprised when I looked at the clock!  No wonder I was hungry.


I’m really into salads this summer.  They just seem so fresh and lovely.  And if you pair them with the right toppings and sides, they can be quite filling.


With pepper Triscuits:


And hummus, Athenos feta, tomatoes, and sunflower seeds:


Joining the Fray


It’s official… Husband has broken down and joined the social media fray.  He’s on Twitter and started a blog about launching his own acupuncture practice.


“What the hell is Twitter???!! And why am I limited to 140 characters?!”


Some questions for ya’ll:


  • When did you join Facebook (I joined in 2004)?
  • When did you sign up for Twitter (I joined in the last year)?
  • When did you start a blog (I started mine in June 2008)?
  • What’s your favorite social media site?  (Mine is Twitter!  I love twittering.)


  • Heather (Heather's Dish) August 10, 2010, 2:47 pm

    I joined facebook in 2004 too! I only signed up for Twitter in January of this year, I started my first blog in November 2009, and my favorite site is Twitter too 🙂 it’s so helpful!

  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs August 10, 2010, 2:48 pm

    Ohh facebook about 2yr ago, Twitter – day before yesterday!?? Blog – January, and favourite site…blogs in general (or Perez Hilton, but I don’t like to admit that :p)

    • Marie August 10, 2010, 6:47 pm

      Yay you Twitter?!

  • Katie August 10, 2010, 2:48 pm

    Facebook the fall of 2005! my friends has to twist my arm to sign up, and now I think i’m the one who uses it the most.
    I started my blog in January 2010, so it’s still a baby.

    I have yet to venture into Twittering yet.

  • Bethany @ More Fruit Please August 10, 2010, 2:49 pm

    I joined Facebook in 2004, Twitter in January of 2010, and started my blog in May 2010. Facebook is my favorite social tool, I just couldn’t latch on to twittering!

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman August 10, 2010, 2:50 pm

    I joined Facebook in 2004 but didn’t use it a single time until 2009. I signed up for Twitter in October 2009, the same time I started blogging. I post to Facebook from time to time but I much prefer Twitter. The community feel is awesome.

  • Cassie @ Back to Her Roots August 10, 2010, 2:50 pm

    When did you join Facebook (I joined in 2004)?
    I joined Facebook when it first came out and you could only sign up with a .edu e-mail. And it was called “The Facebook” and the only URL that worked was 2003? 2004? Not sure when.

    When did you sign up for Twitter?
    I started a Twitter account 2 years ago because of work (I work in social media) but didn’t really get into it until a year ago.

    When did you start a blog?
    Started my first blog in 2001! I even met my husband through blogging! Started my health living blog this month, thanks to influence from you!

    What’s your favorite social media site?
    Twitter. Definitely. It is so much fun being “in the know” with my favorite celebrities and people.

  • Evan Thomas August 10, 2010, 2:50 pm

    When did you join Facebook? Fall of 2005(I had to think WAY too hard to count back)
    When did you sign up for Twitter? Around December of ’09 when I realized it’s what all the cool kids do
    When did you start a blog? May of 2009
    What’s your favorite social media site? Probably tweeter; it reminds me of old school AIM chat rooms in a less sketchy way. Though I really do love Facebook for keeping in touch with people.

  • Marilou @ Mostly Healthy August 10, 2010, 2:50 pm

    I joined Facebook in 2008 (I live in Canada .. 4 years later is totally acceptable!), Twitter a few months ago, and my blog is 2 months old!

    I thought I would never love Twitter but it’s growing on me!! Still I think that Facebook is more complete 🙂

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) August 10, 2010, 2:51 pm

    I joined facebook last year. Started blogging in 2007. I tried to twitter, but my son signed up on my email and now it is a pain in the butt for me to figure out how to get him off and me on! I like facebook and want to twitter. I love blogging though!

    I had a huge hummus salad for lunch today too! Perfect on these hot summer days!

  • Gavi @ GaviGetsGoing! August 10, 2010, 2:51 pm

    I guess I’m still not totally in the social fray, as I’m not on Twitter! But I joined Facebook back in 2005 when it was still only for college students. I really like Facebook, and it has been a great way to share my blog with others. I’m still working on getting more socially connected!

  • Jen @ Jen is Green August 10, 2010, 2:51 pm

    I love social media–we studied it a lot in college (I was a comm major…I wrote a whole final paper on blogging!)

    *I joined facebook in 2006 as soon as my college got it! It was a BIG DEAL!
    *I got twitter in 2009 but I didn’t have a blog then, so I didn’t start really using it until recently
    *Started my blog in March 2010, kept it a secret until May!
    *Favorite…that’s hard. Probably Twitter or Daily Mile (I love logging my miles!!)

  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin August 10, 2010, 2:52 pm

    I joined facebook in college before I even knew what it was – I believe it was 2004. I just joined twitter in the last few months and started my blog in March 2010. I love facebook the best!

  • Michal August 10, 2010, 2:53 pm

    I joined Facebook around… 2007? I think. Lol.
    I joined Twitter about a month ago!
    I’ve been blogging on and off since high school, but I started my current blog when I moved out of my parents’ 2 years ago, primarily as a way to stay connected with my mother.
    Favorite social media is definitely Facebook. I feel like you can do a lot more there than on Twitter.
    I find it so funny that your husband’s post says “the 5 people reading this” but he already has close to 200 followers on Twitter!

  • Kristen August 10, 2010, 2:54 pm

    I started blogging in 2004 and didn’t join Facebook until 2007 (I think? I honestly can’t remember if it was 2007 or 2008). I just started tweeting earlier this year (or maybe late last year).

    Right now Twitter is probably my favourite, but probably just because it is short and sweet.

    Good luck to your husband in figuring it all out! At least he has you to learn from and to show him the ropes 🙂

  • Kelly August 10, 2010, 2:54 pm

    I joined facebook in the fall of 2003 I think. It may have been 2004, I know it was Freshman year of college. I joined Twitter in June 2009 I think and started blogging in Dec 2009!

  • Laura@FindingAHealthyBalance....after a 100+ Pound weight loss!!! August 10, 2010, 2:54 pm

    •I joined Facebook last year to connect with family & friends.
    •I do not have a Twitter account.
    •I started my own blog a year ago this month! =)

  • jessica August 10, 2010, 2:55 pm

    •When did you join Facebook: Probably 2007
    •When did you sign up for Twitter: Shortly thereafter but didn’t really use it until 2009
    •When did you start a blog: gasp, 2004!
    •What’s your favorite social media site? Probably FB, but I”m also very active on web boards!

    • Caitlin August 10, 2010, 7:00 pm

      You’ve been blogging for so long – awesome!

  • Anne @thefitbridesmaid August 10, 2010, 2:55 pm

    I also joined facebook in 2004 (back when you had to have a .edu email address!)
    I started blogging in October 2009, and now I started twittering the other day.

    My favorite is probably facebook, since I like stalking people, but blogging is also very entertaining! Need to learn how to step AWAY from the computer!

  • Aundra (Fit for Life) August 10, 2010, 2:55 pm

    Welcome to the social media world, Dr. Husband 🙂

    I started facebooking in 2005, freshman year of college. I started tweeting sometime last year (and really ramped it up when I bought my iPhone). I started my blog, Fit for Life, in March 2010.

    I can’t imagine life without any of it now!

  • Rachel August 10, 2010, 2:55 pm

    I joined facebook in the summer of 2005 when you still needed a college e-mail address to join. I had just graduated high school and finally had a college e-mail address.

    I joined Twitter maybe a month or two ago.

    Started blogging in Februrary of 2010!

    I’m a fan of Facebook. I love stalking people’s pictures.

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite August 10, 2010, 2:56 pm

    I joined FB in 2008 🙂

    Twitter in 2009 🙂

    Blog in 2009 🙂

    My fav is twitter 🙂 Its so much fun!

  • Janna@Janna's Keeping it Real! August 10, 2010, 2:56 pm

    I love those peppered triscuits (and anything peppered, for that matter!)

    I joined FB in 2005…I think

    I only recently started my blog (July 5th) and haven’t joined the Twitter bandwagon, yet!

  • Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine August 10, 2010, 2:57 pm

    Yay for the hus! I joined FB in ’06 (practically the second high schoolers were allowed to have them). Started my blog in January, and started tweeting in April!! My favorite is still probably Facebook…we’re all secret stalkers 🙂

  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday August 10, 2010, 2:58 pm

    * Facebook: 2005
    * Twitter: 2009 (@SamanthaAngela)
    * Blog: Jan 2010

  • Lauren August 10, 2010, 2:58 pm

    – I think I joined facebook in 2005? I was very anti-facebook for a while because I really liked myspace. Now I haven’t logged into myspace in over a year!
    – I joined twitter a looong time ago. Before I even got it. All my other coworkers were using it.
    – I started my current blog a little over a year ago, but I was blogging on Livejournal over 10 years ago!

    – I think my favorite is twitter for all the real-time updates. I love how fast you can find information.

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) August 10, 2010, 2:58 pm

    I joined facebook in 2006 when I became a teacher. I started blogging last April. I joined twitter about 4 months later. I love twitter but it is so addicting. I have to step back sometimes. I get so wrapped up in what everyone else is doing I forget to live life.

  • Sarah August 10, 2010, 2:59 pm

    I joined facebook in 2004 also. Back then, it was only for colleges. We actually had to sign a petition to get facebook for our school! So I was one of the first people from my Alma Matter to get a facebook! I have had Twitter for over a year now. I started my running blog last month! My favorite is actually facebook. I have my twitter running to my facebook so I update both at once. But I like the connection of all of my highschool & college friends through facebook. 🙂

  • Scargosun August 10, 2010, 2:59 pm

    * When did you join Facebook – 2008
    * When did you sign up for Twitter -2008
    * When did you start a blog 2007
    * What’s your favorite social media site? – That is a tough one. I love Twitter but it is hard to access on my BB.

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat August 10, 2010, 2:59 pm

    Hehe tell the husband welcome to the club! For me…
    Facebook –> Sept 2006
    Twitter –> around this time last year I think
    My blog –> March 2010
    Social media site –> Used to be FB, but now I think Twitter is my favourite! 🙂

  • Heather @ Side of Sneakers August 10, 2010, 3:00 pm

    Yay Husband!
    Facebook: 2004? I think
    Twitter: 2009 or early 10?
    Blog: 2009!
    Favorite: twitter twitter twitter!! 🙂

  • Alicia at Poise in Parma August 10, 2010, 3:00 pm

    I joined Facebook in May 2005 (my college didn’t get it until the week after I graduated!)

    I signed up for Twitter in mid-2009.

    I started my current blog in October 2009. I used to keep a LiveJournal account before that. (started that in 2002 – OMG so long ago!)

    I love them all for different reasons. I’m addicted, I have to admit!
    What’s your favorite social media site? (Mine is Twitter! I love twittering.)

  • Sarah for Real August 10, 2010, 3:00 pm

    I joined Facebook in… 2002, back when you HAD to have a .edu email and everyone and their mother (literally) did NOT have a page.

    I just signed up for Twitter in the last month-ish.

    I started my blog this past March.

    I’m not sure I have a favorite… I have un-favorites, like Facebook, now that everyone and their mother has a page.

    I think I’m liking Twitter but a lot of people don’t seem to get the point… or maybe that’s just me?!? Lol

    Tweets should be snippets of entertaining and/or informative things, right?

    I don’t need to know that you are picking your toes, that is neither entertaining or informative. I’ll stop following you if you tell me you’re picking your toes.

    • Sarah for Real August 10, 2010, 3:17 pm

      Well, I just googled it and I’m a big liar (and I’m not the only one). I sure thought I joined Facebook my freshman year of college, which was 2002-3, but wikipedia says it wasn’t even launched until 2004. Oops!

      • Caitlin August 10, 2010, 7:01 pm

        Hahah I just twitter whatever random shiitz is on my mind. At least it’s usually humorous.

        And how did you know I was picking my toes?

        • Sarah for Real August 10, 2010, 7:14 pm

          No I believe it was picking your nose 😉

  • Kelly August 10, 2010, 3:02 pm

    I was late to facebook, I didn’t join until ’08 because I was boycotting it for awhile since it did not include my college (an art school) in their network (and you used to not be able to join unless you were in a college network)! hehe, I quickly got over that though and now it is my favorite social networking place to be (unless you count blogging!)!

    I started to some point lol. ’09? I really do not like it though.. I don’t see the point of it!

    I started my current blog in ’08 but had one before that that I’ve had since ’04 or ’05. Don’t do much with it now though 🙂

  • Tina August 10, 2010, 3:02 pm

    I love the blog and Twitter. I don’t do Facebook as much anymore. I joined Facebook in 2005, Twitter about 3 weeks ago, and started the blog January of this year. Whew!

  • Cati @ crave and create August 10, 2010, 3:03 pm

    I think I joined Facebook in 2006. I still haven’t joined Twitter. And I just started my blog in July 2010 (after many years of reading others)!

    Favorite is definitely my blog because it’s also my creative outlet…it’s not very “social” yet though, because there aren’t many readers yet! 🙂

  • Sammi August 10, 2010, 3:05 pm

    I deleted my facebook about three years ago and just got another one around April. Addicted. haha
    I haven’t tried out the whole Twitter thing. I’ve thought about it though. Maybe I’ll have to try it out!
    Blog – October 24th 2010 🙂 I should really write a post… haha

    Favorite: Facebook. I spend way too much time on that thing!

  • Angela (The Lady Loves to Eat) August 10, 2010, 3:07 pm

    I just joined facebook maybe 6 months ago
    I got twitter sometime last year
    I started my blog January 2009
    blogging is my fave 🙂

  • Super G August 10, 2010, 3:08 pm

    I joined Facebook back in 2004.
    Started my blog in Feb 2009.
    Still don’t have a Twitter.

  • John August 10, 2010, 3:08 pm

    •When did you join Facebook? 2 weeks ago
    •When did you sign up for Twitter…last week..still not sure I like it
    •When did you start a blog? first one in 2006
    •What’s your favorite social media site? blog but Facebook a close second already as reconnected with a bunch of family!

  • Carly (Swim, Run, Om) August 10, 2010, 3:09 pm

    When did you join Facebook – In 2005

    When did you sign up for Twitter – I think I joined in 07, but didn’t really start using it until 09.

    When did you start a blog – Hmm, I’ve started a lot! started in 08 I believe, with Swim, Run, Om starting just last month on July 5!

    What’s your favorite social media site – Twitter!

  • Candice August 10, 2010, 3:11 pm

    Started my facebook in 2004
    Started my blog in January 2010
    Started being active on twitter a few months ago.

    Even though today I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed by social media (I can totally identify with your husband today:) today, I still love it! I work from home, and I love the way it helps me feel connected to the world!

    Someone just reprimanded me today for not updating facebook – I do find it hard to keep it going when I’m putting in so much blog time!

  • Amanda- The Nutritionist Reviews August 10, 2010, 3:13 pm

    Thats so cute that your husband is starting his own blog! Now you guys can be blogging buddies!

  • Caitlyn @ A Spoonful of Life August 10, 2010, 3:15 pm

    I started facebook after HS graduation ~ 4 years ago. I rarely go on it anymore. I’ve had the same picture up for a year!

    Started my blog in July 2010…and love it! I love the blogging community!

    Haven’t twittered yet. Maybe sometime soon.

  • Teacherwoman August 10, 2010, 3:18 pm

    internet says FB started in 2004, but I swear I was on there before that. Could be wrong… you know, when you had to have a campus email account?!
    I started my original blog in 2004, and then my current blog in 2007 I believe.
    I signed up for Twitter in Jan 2010, but have barely used it since.

  • Nancy @ The Wife of a Dairyman August 10, 2010, 3:18 pm

    I joined FB in 2008. Began my blog this past January. Twitter in Janurary. And my favorite is probably following blogs, although, I will be getting a Droid phone soon and I have a feeling Twitter may become my new favorite 😉

  • Doc August 10, 2010, 3:19 pm

    I am on facebook and joined in 2004ish. I still refuse to tweet. My bloggy started just after graduation this spring! I can’t believe your hus waited so long!

  • Emily August 10, 2010, 3:19 pm

    I think I joined facebook in 2003 or 2004 – can’t remember. Oiy! That means I’m getting old.
    I haven’t jumped on the twitter bandwagon and I probably never will.
    I started my blog this past December and I love discovering new blogs and reading the ones that inspired me for so long.
    And Facebook is my favorite way to keep up with friends and family…love looking at pics!

  • Sara August 10, 2010, 3:19 pm

    Facebook: 2004
    Twitter: I’ve been “tweeting” for work since Oct. 2008 … (we experimented with a LOT of social media sites and kept LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook, but personally, off and on for the last year, because through work, I found a lot of great things and felt I needed to use a personal account!)
    Blog: July 2010 (after reading a TON of food/health blogs for awhile and not commenting or starting my own! I’m a writer, I should try it, so voila!)
    Favorite site: Facebook (for personal) Twitter (for business)

  • Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope August 10, 2010, 3:23 pm

    hen did you join Facebook? I’m not sure–anyone know a way to find out? I want to say 2005.
    When did you sign up for Twitter? June 2008!
    When did you start a blog ? I started my blog in 2006! booya
    What’s your favorite social media site? probably facebook

  • kathleen August 10, 2010, 3:31 pm

    FB- about 2 years ago, Twitter -still haven’t joined, Blog this last Jan. in fact I am hosting my giveaway:

  • allison @ livingoneday August 10, 2010, 3:32 pm

    i joined facebook in 2005 – right before i left for college (and back when facebook was only open to college students)
    i joined twitter last year
    i started a blog in january 2010
    my favorite social media said is a toss-up between twitter and fb!

  • Shannon August 10, 2010, 3:33 pm

    Haha, look what you’ve gotten him into! I joined the Fbook in 2004 once it became available to my college. (I was so jealous of friends at other schools who already had it, haha). I joined Twitter in 2008 but ended up quitting it because it got me in trouble at work. (My new employer found out that I planned on going back to grad school for a totally different career – oops!). I started my blog this past winter when we were snowed in in the big DC “snowmagadden.” 🙂

    • Shannon August 10, 2010, 3:36 pm

      I take that back – I kind of had a blog way back in the day to document my study abroad experience! It’s hysterical to read now:

  • Morgan August 10, 2010, 3:34 pm

    I’m old. I’ve been on The Facebook for a long time. When I see parents start to join, I think about quitting. Luckily, mine have not joined yet.
    I do not understand twitter. I think I am getting over social media. I like to read blogs and such and The Facebook is a nice way to keep in touch with people I actually know and like in real life, but I am over telling the whole internet about what I am doing.

    I actually still call my friends on my home phone GASP!

    • Caitlin August 10, 2010, 7:02 pm

      Dude, I don’t even own a landline!

  • Stacy August 10, 2010, 3:36 pm

    I also joined Facebook in 2004. It was my first semester in college and I didn’t really get the point, but I joined anyways because my roommate insisted it would be fun. She was right, it’s now my favorite site to visit!
    I created a Twitter account last year, and honestly I haven’t used it as much as I should, but I do love the twitpic aspect.
    As for a blog, I just started one! After reading other food/health blogs I was inspired and decided I wanted to give it a shot!

  • Jaime Runs August 10, 2010, 3:39 pm

    – When did you join Facebook?
    Not too long ago, maybe 2007 or 2008? I joined mostly to keep in touch with friends after we moved from San Diego back to NJ as well as to maintain my Facebook blog fan page.

    – When did you sign up for Twitter?
    2007-08? I can’t remember, but around the same time I caved and joined Facebook.

    – When did you start a blog?
    My very first blog was a livejournal back in 2000 or so. I started my main blog (Design Milk) in 2006 and quit my job last year to blog full time. Hooray!

    – What’s your favorite social media site?
    Totally Twitter. It’s the best!

  • Katy(The Balanced Foodie) August 10, 2010, 3:40 pm

    Facebook- 2004 as well.

    Twitter- The last year I believe, or early last year.

    Blog- October of last year

    Favorite- Twitter! I love twittering too. 🙂

    P.S. I can totally hear Kristien saying those things!

  • Jess August 10, 2010, 3:40 pm

    I’m not on ANY of those sites!! No facebook, no twitter, no blog, no myspace or whatever else there is. And it’s not because I am friendless 🙂 And I don’t have an Ipod either. I actually run with a Walkman. Yes, true story. I’m so behind on the times!!

    • Neely August 10, 2010, 4:11 pm


      I think I may love you. Haha.

      I don’t do Facebook, twitter, blog, anything. And I wouldn’t change a thing. If I want to talk to someone I actually, wait for it… pick up the phone! 🙂

      But I like reading blogs.

      • Lauren August 10, 2010, 4:47 pm

        I wish I had the will power/strength of you two to get off of it!! They are all like a time vortex, sucking up any and all free time you might have and removing the need for real communication…..UGH!

      • Jess August 10, 2010, 7:56 pm

        Haha! Thanks Neely. I LOVE reading blogs too, and am probably addicted to them. (Particularly Caitlin’s, duh)

    • Caitlin August 10, 2010, 7:03 pm

      You both rule.

  • Katherine @ Left Coast Contessa August 10, 2010, 3:43 pm

    I got facebook in 2005 back when it was only for college students. My friends and I were Sr’s in high school and signing up for facebook was a very big deal. I started tweeting in July 2009. I started my blog in January 2010. I love facebook, but I think I love Twitter a little bit more. I like that I can follow all my favorite foodies, new sources, celeb gossip blogs and several friends. I find it much easier to use to connect with people.

  • RhodeyGirl August 10, 2010, 3:44 pm

    Facebook- also 2004
    Twitter- 1 year ago
    Blog- 2007?? Not really sure, but it wasn’t about food at first!
    Favorite? Twitter. I’m obsessed. My hubs is equally obsessed with FB.

  • Rachel August 10, 2010, 3:47 pm

    I’ve recently (within the last few months!) jumped on the twitter and blog bandwagon! I really enjoy reading it and being a part of this world!!

  • Heather August 10, 2010, 3:48 pm

    Facebook – 2008 (I was a myspace loyalist and held out until myspace got really lame)
    Twitter – Still holding out on that, no Twitter yet although I have been thinking about signing up more and more lately
    Blog – May 2010
    Favorite – Facebook (and reading blogs too!)

  • Stacey August 10, 2010, 3:48 pm

    I joined Facebook forever ago (and I’m only saying that because I can’t remember exactly when 🙂 ) But I have yet to join Twitter..I kind of get nervous about it I guess, like I’m not sure if I’ll be able to keep it under 140 characters! The only reason I would join Twitter would be so that I can read what celebrities tweet 😀

  • Erin August 10, 2010, 3:50 pm

    Facebook: August 2004, as soon as I went to college and it was brand new!
    Twitter: Last summer, after resisting for ages
    Blog: Upon moving to London in 2007, although I was into LiveJournal and Xanga in high school 😉
    Favorite: Facebook is great for keeping in touch

  • amanda @ Hungry Vegan Traveler August 10, 2010, 3:52 pm

    I didn’t get onto facebook until late 2005, possibly the beginning of ’06.

    I created a twitter count in ’06 or ’07, but hated it and stopped using it. It’s still there, but only because I can’t remember its password to delete it.

    I started blogging on Livejournal in 2003. Before that, I was on Open Diary for several years (thank God that was deleted last year due to inactivity — oh, the angsty teenage drivel I posted there!). I’m still on LJ, but earlier this year I started a public blog:

    As far as favorites, I’d have to say Livejournal. It’s my Ol’ Faithful. (And has the best security option, less ads and phishing, etc.)

  • Stacey August 10, 2010, 4:01 pm

    Hmm, I don’t remember when I joined Facebook but I’d guess at around 2006??

    I joined Twitter last year but have only ever Tweeted once!

    I started my blog in June 2010 (I’m a newbie!)!

    My favourite is blogging (both writing and reading them) because I get to ‘speak’ to people I probably never would have met before! 🙂

  • emptynutjar August 10, 2010, 4:02 pm

    I have never ever been on facebook or twitter – ever. And I don’t plan too. I think I might regret it, I spend enough time with my blog (too much) and get tired of the whole scene often. Maybe I am jaded or cranky. I ought to be more open to it, but technology stuff…too much can be not so good for me.

  • britta August 10, 2010, 4:05 pm

    I’m still not even on twitter! I think I have an account but haven’t bothered trying to figure it out LOL

  • Marci August 10, 2010, 4:10 pm

    I joined FB in 2004 also, Twitter in April 2009, and blog in April 2010. Wish I would have known about fit blogs sooner, but better late than never! I like Twitter better than FB now, and surprised that many real life friends (as opposed to blog friends) aren’t on it still!

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape August 10, 2010, 4:11 pm

    I joined fb about five years ago, I think. And twitter only a few months ago. Although I admittedly joined that to follow celebrities, haha. And my blog is only two months old! It’s a baby 😀

    Ooh, and I LOVE pepper Triscuits. They are delicious!!

  • Holly @ couchpotatoathlete August 10, 2010, 4:11 pm

    I joined facebook in 2006, blog 2010, and I have yet to start twittering! I like my blog the best! 🙂

  • Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter August 10, 2010, 4:22 pm

    Facebook: Summer 2006 I joined Facebook after I did was a junior counselor at summer camp college-aged counselors. They begged me to get a facebook so that I could keep in touch with them.
    Blogging: April 2010. I had read healthy living blogs for 3 months, and when I learned Wordpress in one of my classes I really wanted to start my own blog.
    Twitter: Uh, a couple of weeks ago? I feel like my mom and still don’t get twitter! haha.

  • Bethany August 10, 2010, 4:26 pm

    Facebook: summer of 2007 (and Myspace too, but I haven’t logged in since the week I joined)
    Blogging: spring of 2008, I think
    Twitter: last year, but I don’t really know how to utilize it…I’m lost
    My favorite is Facebook it’s so easy to keep in touch with my friends.

  • Sheri August 10, 2010, 4:33 pm

    I really cannot remember when I joined Facebook. I do know that it was a long time ago.

    I joined twitter probably about 2 years ago. But I never really caught on to it.

    I started my blog 1 year ago yesterday! I missed my bloganniversary!! BAH!

  • Anne Marie August 10, 2010, 4:42 pm

    I read your interview on Congratulations!

    • Caitlin August 10, 2010, 7:03 pm


  • Sarah @ See Sarah Eat August 10, 2010, 4:42 pm

    I joined Facebook in 2005 right after I got married (I was on MySpace for a year or so before that).

    I joined Twitter I guess about a year ago, maybe more, I don’t really remember!

    And then I started blogging at See Sarah Eat in May 2008; but I had been blogging off and on through another site before that, since 2005 but mostly in 2007-08.

  • Lauren August 10, 2010, 4:46 pm

    1) I joined Facebook in 2005 (the year I graduated high school) back in the day when it was only for college students so I had to wait until I had a college e-mail.
    2) I joined Twitter somewhere around 2007 when I first started dating my husband….he had one and I wanted to join in on the fun! Back then it was just he and his buddies and me.
    3) I’ve had several different forms of blogs/online journals over the years (from Xanga, to Myspace, to LiveJournal, to know Blogspot) under several different names. But the blog I have now and attempt to keep up with has been going on for about a year (under a different name until recently)
    4) My favorite is Facebook….it’s pretty ridiculous how much time can be wasted but I love it sooo.

  • Jill Will Run August 10, 2010, 4:47 pm

    Joined Facebook in 2008.

    Joined Twitter in 2007.

    Started blogging in 2001.

    My favorite? Hmmm…. I think it changes, but I probably prefer Twitter over FB.

  • mindy @ just a one girl revolution. August 10, 2010, 5:01 pm

    Facebook: fall 2004 (I was one of the first people at my college to sign up!)

    Twitter: off and on for quite sometime, but I don’t remember when.

    Blogging: my healthy living site, in May 2010, but I’ve done various sites (Xanga, LiveJournal) for years.

    My favorite is probably Twitter right now…it’s fast and fun!

  • Katheryn August 10, 2010, 5:07 pm

    -I joined Facebook in 2007
    -I haven’t joined Twitter. It’s a bit too invasive for me.
    -I haven’t started a blog yet, but hubby is constantly trying to get me to.
    -I guess my favorite is Facebook.

  • Karen @ Not Just Celery August 10, 2010, 5:09 pm

    FB- 2005 I think
    Twitter- 2009
    Blog- 2008
    Favorite: Twitter! So fun & distracting, while being very useful!

  • Ashley August 10, 2010, 5:16 pm

    Twitter Feb 2010…i cant believe it took me so long..I LOVE IT
    Blog 2009
    Twitter: anivs18

  • Jess August 10, 2010, 5:27 pm

    Facebook in 2005
    Blog in 2010
    Twitter TBD! Haven’t done that for myself yet….
    Love your blog and congratulations on your book!

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) August 10, 2010, 5:30 pm

    I only joined facebook last year and I am yet to join twitter!!!

  • Jasmine @ Eat Move Write August 10, 2010, 5:37 pm

    I agree with your hubs on the 140 characters thing. Twitter is SO confusing to me. I’m new to it.

    I joined facebook in 2007, I think. I quit it for a while, but then rejoined last year in prep for my book publishing. I know how important social networking is for book authors.

    I’ve had a blog since 2008. Mine started as a “get ready for wedding” blog, much like yours!

  • Wendy August 10, 2010, 5:37 pm

    I am behind the times! Joined Facebook just about a year ago, I’m not on Twitter, and I have a family blog I started after my son was born in 2007, but it’s basically defunct now since I can’t find time to update it. But I love reading other people’s blogs!

  • Ellen@FirednFabulous August 10, 2010, 5:40 pm

    I just joined Twitter last year and I am STILL clueless as to what makes a tweet successful! No idea.

  • Lisa August 10, 2010, 5:44 pm

    I tried to resist Twitter for a LONG time. When I started my blog this year I decided I had to suck it up. Now I actually like twitter a lot. 🙂

  • Dee August 10, 2010, 5:51 pm

    Fun questions!

    I joined Facebook in 2007- but funny thing, I was a Stanford grad student when facebook started and (Zuckerberg?) et al. automatically enrolled all Stanford students, sometime before 2005- I think it was 2003?. I got an email explaining how to log in and use this new technology, and my old-behind self was like, What?! Why would I want to do that?! Now I LOVE facebook (def my fave social media), and have two accounts under my name, because I lost the info for how to manage the original account. So when I got bitten by the fbook bug, I started a new one.

    I joined twitter in 2009 and still don’t know how to use it. Do you have to have an unlimited text plan?

    And, I have no blog. But blogging is interesting, so maybe when I have topic one day!

  • Annie (Delicious Wellness) August 10, 2010, 5:52 pm

    I joined facebook in 2004 too! Back then it was just a few colleges. It’s changed so much! I am signed up for twitter, but I must confess, I never tweet. I just follow people and check it now and then! I started my blog January of this year! I’m a newbie. 🙂 My favorite social media site has to be facebook. I love sharing photos!

  • Jess August 10, 2010, 5:55 pm

    Props to the Husband for starting a blog and his own Twitter account!

    I joined FB as soon as it was open at UMD (July 04 I believe)
    Signed up for Twitter spring 2008
    Started my blog April 2006
    Fave social media site: Probably Facebook

  • Heather August 10, 2010, 6:12 pm

    I joined FB in 04 and twitter in the past year and blogging in the past year! yay for a new recruit lol!

  • Diana @ frontyardfoodie August 10, 2010, 6:31 pm

    Mmm what a fresh looking salad!

    I joined facebook in 2007
    Twitter last year
    I started my blog December 2009

    And blogging is definitely my favorite. It’s more in depth than twitter and less cluttered than facebook and I feel like I connect to people a lot better!

    • Caitlin August 10, 2010, 7:04 pm

      Agree with you about the clutter on FB.

  • BroccoliHut August 10, 2010, 6:32 pm

    So glad the husband has joined the wonderful world of blogging/Twittering!
    I joined FB in 05, Twitter last summer, the blog in March 08, and my favorite social networking site is still FB:)

  • your best advice August 10, 2010, 6:33 pm

    twitter reminds me of texting…short and to the point

  • your best advice August 10, 2010, 6:33 pm

    twitter reminds me of texting…short and to the point

  • Camille August 10, 2010, 6:39 pm

    My favorite social media site is any sort of blogging platform… for sure! I am partial to wordpress, but I’m sure they are all super!

  • Vanessa August 10, 2010, 6:40 pm

    Joined Facebook in 2009, as I was a Myspace junkie for a while. Now I never check Myspace! Joined Twitter in early 2010 (I think?) and started my blog in late 2009. I’d have to agree with you on Twitter as a favorite. It’s quick and yet so thorough at the same time!

  • Maren @ Simply Maren August 10, 2010, 6:40 pm

    Oh my gosh, those pepper triscuits are the best! I seriously eat the whole box! It’s a dangerous situation. I joined twitter when I started my blog in January. I didn’t quite understand it though, and I’m still getting the hang of it. I’m being very socially impared with twitter.

  • Deb August 10, 2010, 6:42 pm

    I just joined Twitter and started blogging fall of 2009. Still haven’t done Facebook yet!

  • Marie August 10, 2010, 6:52 pm

    Oh man I joined Facebook as soon as it was opened up to universities beyond Georgetown, Harvard, etc… 2004 maybe? I just joined Twitter last week or two weeks ago, and I started my blog back in Jan. 2009, but didn’t start REALLY blogging until this year. I think my favorite is the blogs! I don’t really understand Twitter, because I’m 97. Someone help? 🙂

  • Cyndi August 10, 2010, 6:53 pm

    Twitter account, Facebook account, blog… I have none of them 🙂 It’s funny because I’ve been using the ‘net almost daily since 1997 and even met my fiance online in 2000. Yet I never really got into the whole social networking stuff. I’m like a few of the other posters; if I have something to say, I’d rather just pick up the phone.

  • Amber K August 10, 2010, 6:54 pm

    I’m a late bloomer! I haven’t joined Twitter (and I don’t plan to) and only have had a Facebook for a couple of years. Did some random blogs on SparkPeople starting when I joined in 2007, but didn’t start blogging regularly there until this year.

  • Annie@stronghealthyfit August 10, 2010, 7:00 pm

    I joined facebook in 2007… I think! Started my blog this past January, and I had a brief stint on Twitter and didn’t like it- it was just too much! I might give it another try at some point though 😉

  • Retta @ RunRettaRun August 10, 2010, 7:02 pm

    I am pretty new to both Twitter and the blog world. Twitter was this year and blogging was late 2009. FB was I think last year too? Still learning to use Twitter :)! I feel like your hubby looks in the second pic!

  • Rebekah @ Rebeltarian August 10, 2010, 7:09 pm

    I’m feeling you on the salads… I have had one almost everyday!

  • Crystal (Bye Bye Fat Pants) August 10, 2010, 7:16 pm

    I joined Facebook during the summer of 2006
    I signed up for Twitter around the end of 2009
    I started my blog November of 2005
    I’m starting to really love Twitter, but only when using TweetDeck ?)

  • Joanna @ August 10, 2010, 7:25 pm

    Those triscuits look good. Nom nom.

  • Kait August 10, 2010, 7:33 pm

    I joined facebook in summer of 2006
    I signed up for twitter in February when I started my blog
    I started by blog in Feb 2010
    I think I’m still a facebook junkie, but twitter is catching up 🙂

  • Mastering Public Health (@MasPublicHealth) August 10, 2010, 7:37 pm

    Facebook: 2005
    Twitter: 2010
    Blog: 2009

    PS- So glad you said “twittering” and not “tweeting” — that term makes an otherwise valuable exchange of information sound idiotic!

  • Corey - The Runners Cookie August 10, 2010, 7:54 pm

    Facebook – 2005 (when I got a college email)
    Twitter – a few weeks ago
    Blog – about a month ago
    I love google reader – it is the best thing ever.

  • Michelle August 10, 2010, 8:02 pm

    I think I joined FB in 2005 or 2006. I wasn’t really into it because it was a little confusing and a lot of my friends were on Myspace.
    I joined Twitter in 2009, but didn’t start tweeting regularly until my hubby and I started a concert ministry and it was a great way to connect with people and bands.
    I had started blogging off and on in 2008, but it wasn’t until this year that I started contributing to three blogs.

    I like Facebook to keep up with family and friends, but I really like Twitter. I used to think ‘why would anyone want to read about someone eating at McDonalds?’ Now I’m addicted! Lol

  • Mary August 10, 2010, 8:07 pm

    Awesome husband started a blog!

    I joined FB in 2005
    Twitter this past year
    I started my blog this past year too (blogging regularly)
    I love twitter and FB it’s a tough call between the two. but I do love to tweet 🙂

  • Bree August 10, 2010, 8:17 pm

    I saw your feature in Woman’s Day this past weekend at the lake! I was excited to show my friends 🙂

    Facebook: sometime in college, 2004 I think
    Twitter: back in April of this year I think? I used to wonder what the hype was all about but now I love it now that I know what it’s really all about.
    Blog: June 2009
    Favorite? Hard to pick one! Probably twitter because of it’s instant impact and wide reaching audience.

  • Wei-Wei August 10, 2010, 8:40 pm

    I joined facebook maybe in 2006? 2007? I don’t have Twitter (China blocked it!) and I started my current blog abouuut two months ago, I guess. I still like my blog best 😀 (Facebook is also blocked in China!)


  • Shallin August 10, 2010, 8:52 pm

    What is the Husband’s blog called? Link please! (if it’s ready of course 🙂 )

  • Shallin August 10, 2010, 8:58 pm

    Is the Husband’s blog ready? What is the link?

    • Kelly August 10, 2010, 9:01 pm

      click on where Caitlin said “started a blog” its a link 🙂

  • Kelly August 10, 2010, 9:00 pm

    I joined facebook in 2004 too and its probably my favorite- or blogs in general. I joined twitter earlier this year I think, I like it more than I thought I would. I started my blog April 2009 🙂

  • Rebecca @ How the Cookie's Crumble August 10, 2010, 9:06 pm

    I joined facebook in 06 but didn’t start using it until 08. I started twittering in 07 but often forget I have the account. and I started my blog last December but didn’t really get going until this past March. I go through waves with my social media. Sometimes it just feels like another chore.

  • Nicole August 10, 2010, 9:07 pm

    Facebook 2004
    Twitter mmm I think it was April or May 2009, was it really over a year ago?
    Blog 1 year ago
    Not sure if I have a favorite social media site, I have accounts for many but use none regularly.

  • Kathleen August 10, 2010, 9:49 pm

    Congrats to the hub! I started blogging in 2002 and switched blog formats in 2010. Went from 8 years of weight loss blogging to a food blog. Joined Twitter and Facebook in 2008. I embraced blogging early on, took me a while to jump on FB and Twitter. I now do all of the social media at my job, go figure.

  • Chelsey August 10, 2010, 9:56 pm

    I joined facebook in 2005 (back when you had to have a college email account)

    I am on twitter and am subscribed to a few (you!) but I just can’t seem to get totally into it.

    I started my blog June 2010 and I am OBSESSED!

  • Angharad August 10, 2010, 10:02 pm

    # When did you join Facebook? 2004!
    # When did you sign up for Twitter? Last week!!
    # When did you start a blog? June 2009
    # What’s your favorite social media site? Facebook but Twitter is gaining ground!

  • Nicole, RD August 10, 2010, 10:10 pm

    Hubby? A blogger? How perfect!

    * When did you join Facebook? In 2003…I was one of the first!
    * When did you sign up for Twitter? Last year?
    * When did you start a blog? June 2009
    * What’s your favorite social media site? Facebook!

  • Janna August 10, 2010, 11:10 pm

    I just went to check out your husbands blog! So cute that he’s blogging and twittering now!

    When did you join Facebook I joined in 2004 when it was “The Facebook”. Mine the the first Canadian University on facebook!

    When did you sign up for Twitter? In 2008 – I had a job in Social Media so I was on before the big twitter explosion of people!

    When did you start a blog? September 2009! Almost a year!

    What’s your favorite social media site? Hm that’s tough. I probably use Facebook the most, so I guess its my favorite!

  • Lyndsey August 11, 2010, 8:43 am

    I started my first blog when I was in high school, 2003. When I go back and read it now, I was the most ridiculously annoying child EVER, haha. I had three others between 2004-2006 but I deleted them : (

    anyways, if you want about a laugh:

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin August 11, 2010, 9:08 am

    I joined Facebook in 2007 I think. And I didn’t start blogging until March of this year. I still don’t have Twitter yet though. That would be too much to keep track of! 😛

  • Beth P. August 11, 2010, 9:56 am

    Great questions! I joined Facebook in August 2007 (late to the party I know!) I started my blog ( in July 2007 (because I was BORED at my job) – I think it’s time to jazz up my blog and get a little bit more serious – it’s been just a hobby. I joined twitter in 2009 (I think). Which do I love the most – can I say I love them all for different reasons?

  • Anne @ the doctor takes a wife August 11, 2010, 11:15 am

    Good for him!! It’s definitely the best way to get publicity for his business. I added him to my reader… mostly because I know NOTHING about acupuncture.

    When did you join Facebook – I joined in 2004, I think, when it was BRAND NEW and only had a couple colleges.

    When did you sign up for Twitter – I joined when it was pretty new… early 2009??

    When did you start a blog – 2008 when I got engaged… but then I deleted all my wedding planning posts. NOT SMART!! My oldest post now is from August 2009

    What’s your favorite social media site? Definitely Twitter. It throws me back to AOL. With Blog friends 🙂

  • Erika August 11, 2010, 12:18 pm

    I think I’m one of the very few people left that has not joined any social networking. I don’t twitter or myspace or facebook or blog. But I enjoy reading other people’s blogs!

  • Charise August 11, 2010, 1:08 pm

    I joined facebook in 2005, Twitter earlier this year, started my (now very neglected) blog in 2007. Facebook is my favorite, because that’s where most of my IRL friends hang out and I can stalk people’s wedding and baby pictures. 😉

  • Erin @ A Girl and Her Mutt August 11, 2010, 2:07 pm

    I joined facebook back in 05 or something? My blog has changed over time but it as started in 05 as well. Twitter I just got into this year!

  • Andy Vining August 12, 2010, 12:45 pm

    I am on Facebook and Twitter and another of other social networking sites. It is a great way to connect with many people and I have connected with many peaple with the same surname. Who knows some day we might have a gathering of the clan.I joinesw Facebook 2005 I think, did my first tweet about 3 years ago then nothing again until this year, what happened to Friends reunited? Have a great time at the Healthy living summitI would love to attend.

  • Jolene ( August 16, 2010, 1:57 am

    I don’t understand twittering … I need to learn to tweet from my phone, and I need someone to explain the basics of twitter to me, and then I am sure I would like it!!

    I love blogs and facebook most!

  • Dominique August 17, 2010, 7:55 pm

    Wow I’m so behind on your posts but determined to read through every single one since I love your blog so much. Sometimes I tell my BF about you as if we’re friends. I’m all “oh Caitlin was on the Today Show today” or “can you order Caitlin’s book for me?” Hahaha.

    I joined FB in 2007 I think. That’s the earliest profile pic I could find. I started a blog March 2009 so mine is still pretty new and I haven’t started Twittering yet. At first I thought it was kind of dumb…who wants to read 140 character ramblings of random people? But I find myself yearning for a place to rant/ramble nowadays without it being via my Facebook status.

    • Caitlin August 17, 2010, 8:09 pm

      Thanks for reading 🙂

  • Dominique August 17, 2010, 7:57 pm

    Oh yeah, my fave is Facebook since it helped me get back in touch with my elementary school best friend. Now we get together a few times a month to bake. I’ve also been able to launch my small cupcake business via Facebook via photos and word of mouth.

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