People say they’re bad at texting. I’ve said that too, but I know it’s a copout.

Sucking at texting just means I’m not prioritizing it. Which makes sense, you know, I don’t want to be on my phone constantly. It interrupts your productivity, and it interrupts the friends in front of you.

But there’s people I want to hold onto, and that requires work, and you know what, I’m willing to put in the work. And for what it counts, texting’s a lot more lightweight than Zoom calls or flight tickets.

Enter the “maintenance text”, or as I think of it, “I was thinking of you text”.

It can be a:

  • Dank meme
  • Interesting article
  • Piece of sports news
  • Shared memory
  • etc

Receiving any of those things means the other person was thinking of you, which is just the sweetest thing.