Brian asked me how I keep in touch with family and friends. An interesting question – I spend lots of time on this blog talking about how to keep in touch with customers, but I spend vastly more time chatting, calling or writing to friends and family.
Here’s what I use:
- Face to face contact. Imagine! Here in Seattle I prefer to just say ‘hi’ in person if I can. I also fly to the east coast 5-6 times/year, down to Los Angeles periodically, and drive up to Vancouver, BC. My kids frequently come with me on business trips to NY and Washington, DC, where I have family.
- The telephone.
- Cards, notes and also little gifts from Amazon.com, etc..
- Flickr for photos.