I finally deleted my Facebook and have been moving contacts to Monica. It took a lot longer than I anticipated because... I
This is going to be particularly useful because WE ARE MOVING TO OAKLAND 😍. We bought a house in Oakland and are moving this weekend 🚚! I promise to write something about / have pictures that once we're moving in and the fear of the house exploding is behind us.
We’re moving to a new city (just a bridge away) but having an existing network of friends to tap to is going to be really important, especially after vaccinations start rolling and I have to learn to be social outside of my house again.
When I last posted about Monica, my todo list included an item for moving five friends from Facebook (or elsewhere) into Monica a day. That proved to be very ambitious 🥲 so instead I’ve been moving people in as I find them.
Josh Torres, the first friend that comes up for the east bay 😍
Now that I’ve got friends moved into monica, it’s a search by location to see which friends I’ve already got in the east bay. As I think of people who I haven’t put in yet, or people who reach out when I post about moving in my IG, I can add them and tag them appropriately.
people who are just naturally good at texting friends and keeping up conversations, or just like... know when to reach out to someone ... how, i have failed all of my friends during covid and become a hermit, how do i fix— keith kurson (@keithkurson) February 17, 2021
I've been struggling with eaching out to friends (as you can see from the tweet above) and a great conversation starter tip from my friend @adamline is to just message people asking for their birthday. I've got to fill in that information anyway, and it's a great way to kick off a new chat.
This makes the next step really easy: emailing each of them and asking them for their favorite spots in their neighborhoods, what I should check out solo, and what I should wait to check out with them.