Tips and techniques for keeping in touch with people more often?
December 12, 2012 9:48 AM Subscribe
I want to keep in touch better with family and friends. What are your techniques, tools, and strategies for doing this?
posted by cadge to Human Relations (11 answers total) 51 users marked this as a favorite
I have a busy work/social/creative life. Sometimes I get focused on projects and deadlines, and then I look up and it's "Oh shit, I haven't emailed or talked to my grandpa in almost two months!"
I have people I already see/contact regularly, like immediate family and local friends and buddies I follow on Twitter. But there are other people I love and want to be in touch with more often, like overseas extended family.
I made a manageable list of those people, but now I'm a little stumped. Are there ways to keep in touch with them besides just setting a monthly "Email Auntie June" reminder? What are some ways you manage to keep in touch with people who aren't in your immediate social circle?
My basic social details in case they're helpful:
- I am *not* on Facebook and do not want to join
- OK talking on the phone, Skyping, texting, IM'ing
- OK emailing and snail mailing
- I have a blog and am active on Twitter