How to keep in Touch with a Friend Who’s Moving Away?
Goodbyes are always sad. Yes, before a friend moves away you will promise to keep in touch no matter what! Unfortunately this self-involved-life of ours might not allow us to be able to stay in touch with that dear friend. Here are a few simple ways through which you can stay in touch with friends and emote whenever you feel like it. Read on to know more.
All that you need is technology baby!
In today’s busy world, something called technology is the only thing which helps us to make life simpler. Now, if you want to stay connected with your friends, with a simple ‘click’ or just a push of a button on the mobile, you can get in touch with that particular friend. Calling up a friend who is zillions of miles apart can be quite expensive. Before your friend leaves, it’s important that you get all the required contact information, like their phone number, email address, and the postal address of where they will be staying. By doing this, you know for sure that you won’t lose touch with them the moment they leave. You can try the following simple ways to stay connected with your friends and at the same time don’t have to spend much.
- Internet is the easiest and most convenient way to stay in touch with your friends. Social networking sites like Myspace, Facebook and Twitter help you to stay connected with them and at the same time help you to know what’s happening in each other’s lives. The beauty of these websites is that you can share a lot of photographs, or just tweeting or writing something short and sweet on their wall post. And the other side is that, you can reply and comment on their activities. It’s a fun and cheap way to stay tuned in with your buddies.
- You can also try the most traditional, conventional old fashioned way of keeping in touch with your friend – Writing letters. This might sound a little stupid, but if you want to give a personal touch, then this is the perfect way to communicate. You can also do video conferencing over the internet; you not only get to see them but also talk to them. You don’t have to stop with just talking and seeing them, you can also do interactive things together like play online games or watch a movie at the same time. Video conferencing enables you to do things, just like old times.
- We know that international calls can be ridiculously expensive. If you want to cut down your phone bills and want to talk to your friend often, then you can try Skype. It enables you to make calls to your friends world over. There is something called ‘Magic Jack’, which allows you to make almost free calls; however, you’ll have to check if you can make calls outside the U.S.
- Even if you don’t have time to write you can send pictures. Photo sharing websites like Shutterfly, Photobucket, and Picasa enable you to upload pictures and send the link to your friends. The best part about these sites is that each time you create a new photo album, your friend can be informed about it through e-mail. Each time you need to share something, you don’t have to contact them specifically but just send them the link.
It’s not difficult to stay in touch with friends who are miles apart. Like we said, all you need to do is a simple click or a button push. So, go that extra mile and say ‘HI’ to your long lost friends.