Step 1: What you'll need
Plus, you don't need much to sit on your stoop: just your stoop, and a butt ... preferably your own ...
Step 2: To avoid stoop-butt, you can sit on a chair
Step 3: Invite friends ...
Fuzzy pets also make nice stoop buddies. I notice when I sit on my stoop with my cat, people are more likely to say hi.
Step 4: Or have some "me-time" on your stoop
(Less picture-friendly activities including clipping/painting your nails, brushing aforementioned fuzzy pet, or writing your personal manifesto.)
Step 5: Smile at passers-by
Step 6: Keep a tidy stoop for enjoyable sitting.
Sweep it clean from time to time.
Add some plantings.
Your porch may not be your temple, but it can be an oasis, so lively it up!