Uh oh, my secret's out - now you'll all know how I managed to rack up so many posts and over fourteen days of online time here!
I think it's in all our natures as Tamagotchi lovers to want to check on things regularly to make sure it's happy and healthy.
My TSS habits vary according to where I am. When I'm in my apartment, I check it first thing in the morning, and then I log in to the chatroom. Often people come in and say, "I just posted such-and-such!" and then I go catch up on all the new posts.
Whenever I get home from going out or whatever, checking TSS is also the first thing I do.
And whenever I complete a task of some kind, like finish washing dishes or something, checking TSS is my little break or reward.
When I'm at work, I check TSS way
more often, because it can be very boring at work.
I have a little routine that I follow: whenever the store is empty, I clean up any messes, restock anything that was sold, and then check TSS.
Pretty much all the time, whenever my computer is on (which is pretty much always - I love having high-speed Internet), there is a tab on Firefox that is on TSS. I have usually a lot of open tabs at any given moment, like Facebook and browsing stuff and my RSS feeds, and every once in a while I just click on the TSS tab and hit "refresh".
I actually have a bookmark in my bookmark bar that links directly to the "all unread topics" page.
So that's my TSS checking routine!
This is a GREAT poll topic, I can't wait to hear everyone else's responses!