You know, morning routines can be fun. Get up, go to the bathroom, put away the dishes from the night before (instead of using the dishwasher, we hand wash and let them air dry), make coffee and then I do the geeky routine of checking a variety of websites. It takes about a good hour just to visit them all, never mind replying or reading in-depth. It’s one of the reasons I get frustrated when sites don’t have a feed option. A feed is a quick way to list posts/comments done at a site. It helps save time because then I just look at my bookmarks to see if a new update is done. For myself, I even found a nice tool that advertises the feed and one that takes my posts and adds them to Twitter (so if you want quick updates, follow me on Twitter here).
My first stops are usually my email accounts (I have three, including work). This usually means deleting endless spam, advertisements and notifications I’ve signed up for and other things that aren’t immediately relevant. I then read any email from friends, family and others and do my moves for my Scrabble games (I play online with my grandmother and a friend). Then it’s off to forumland, visiting in no particular order: Butch-Femme, Butchfemmedance, Antionline, Cigarpass, Veganbodybuilding, Polymatchmaker, Livejournal, MySpace, Facebook, CNN, NYTimes and checking my RSS feeds I have on friends’ blogs. When I’m on the road, this activity can be cut down drastically, specifically Facebook, Livejournal and MySpace don’t get visits. Additionally, my visits during the day to the other sites is reduced even further.
But why do it? I suppose I could start my day with a 5K run (and then pass out when I get back — **IF** I get back) but the reality is that I’m a geek through-and-through. As much as my world is made up of the binary, it’s often not. There are so many different things involved that binary is where it begins and it expands exponentially. I suppose that’s a good thing since there is far more to life than online, eh?
So how does your day start?