I press CTRL+L to access the address bar and type in "2" which populates the full 200WaD URL and press enter.
As soon as the page loads, I am looking in the top right-hand corner to see if I have any notifications to read. Despite writing over 200 posts here, I am still looking for that validation and confirmation that comments or "likes" bring. It is a nice feeling to see a number in the red circle even though it is often where I have been tagged where another #teamstreak member joins the ranks.
I don't always reply to comments, but I try to as often as I can, even if it is just to say thank you.
Next, I check the number of hours I have left to write. I do this, even though I know full well it is a new day and I have a long time to complete my task. I guess there is still a little anxiety there that I might lose my streak or that I forgot to write yesterday.
I then scan the newer boxes on the left-hand side of the homepage. What is the new "Post of the day?" and why isn't it mine ;) The topic of the week seems to have been going on for a month. Or is that just me not noticing it changing?
I sometimes click through and read the "Post of the day" wondering how it gets chosen or why it is so special. As usual, they are quality posts, but no comments. Perhaps they are chosen at random?
Next, I scan the list of posts, spending more time to read the titles where people are patrons. I look out for names I recognise although I have long forgotten who they really are and what they like to write about. In honesty, I am only looking to see what 3 specific people are writing. I feel I have more of a connection with them, but I can't tell why for sure.
Then, if I am in the mood, I click the icon to start writing. Sometimes the words don't flow from my mind and I return to post a bit later once my brain has woken up a little more.