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Tips & Tricks Tuesday: Staying in touch

Tuesday, May 5, 2009 by Emily Boyd

Bob stays in touch

It's not often that a tip posted on the Tips & Tricks forum makes me laugh, but this one did (only because I'm slightly embarrassed to confess that I'm a follower of this tip!).

Like many people, RTM user doster likes to stay in contact with old friends and colleagues, but observes "sometimes those contacts slip through your fingers (or phone) and suddenly a year has passed in which you haven't talked to your best friend from high school".

doster's solution? Create a task with the friend's name, e.g., "Stay in touch with Bob T. Monkey", and set it to repeat "after 3 months". As doster suggests, when you receive the reminder from RTM, you can call Bob, write an email or postcard, or invite him out for a beer. After completing the task, you'll be reminded to catch up again with Bob again in another 3 months.

This tip is easy way to make sure that you don't lose touch with people who are important to you; check out the full tip in this forum topic. Thanks for sharing this, doster! You're our Tips & Tricks Tuesday winner this week. :)

Do you have a suggestion for our weekly Tips & Tricks post? Got an interesting set-up or idea? Head over to the Tips & Tricks forum, add a new topic, and let us know how you use Remember The Milk. Each week we'll give away a 1 year Pro account to the user whose idea inspires the Tips & Tricks Tuesday blog post for that week.

Posted in: Tips & Tricks