What's your favorite way to keep in touch? Phone, snail mail, email, text message, Vox, _____ ?
About a year ago I moved out to the 'burbs, several kilometers from the area where most of my friends live. In addition, I changed jobs, so I no longer work with most of my friends. So, I make it a point to go into town once or twice a week and meet my friends for breakfast and coffee. I find it helps keep us all grounded.
When that isn't possible, I use blogs e-mail. When I was younger, I would spend hours on the phone. These days, I just don't have that much to say that isn't already on one of the blogs and the occasional e-mail is enough to keep my far-away friends informed of any special announcements. It works in reverse as well – a lot of my friends have blogs and this lets me know what is happening with them without the constant need for inquisitive letters.