Old Friends and New with Yahoo! Mail

Thank you to Yahoo! Mail for sponsoring this post about staying connected. I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective, which endorses Blog With Integrity, as I do.

Email keeps us connected to our friends in NYC!

I've already shared how Yahoo! Mail changed my love life forever, but it's also had a role in my platonic relationships, too.  As a matter of fact, Yahoo! Mail is where most of my friendly emails appear, and it's been the way that I stay on top of news from old friends.  I actually have a "Friends" folder that I stash any communications from any of my friends (high school buddies, college pals, or past co-workers.)

When I'm feeling like I need to reconnect, I just click on that "Friends" folder and scroll through to the last communication I got from a few friends.  Then I quickly send a "what's up?" email to check in and make sure they are doing fine.  What I get back is usually surprising!  New babies, new jobs, or even new addresses in new countries -- these are all the updates that get delivered to me from my "checking up" emails to old friends.  (Not from social media networking sites, surprisingly.)

Emails are more personal than status updates, in my opinion.  When is the last time you reached out to an old friend with an email?  I'm sure you'll make someone's day just by taking a few minutes to draft a simple message.

And while I love hearing about friends with new jobs, hearing how they left a horrible job is equally inspiring... Like this guy, maybe?