I do it two distinct different ways: When at work I go to the photos because they never fail to make me smile and ooo and aahhh; and then I see what's new in the Lounge. Later at home or on the weekends, I go to the Boards I have the most interest in to read and see what is new. I only check the blue room at home though. I've had way too many encounters with messy mascara at work, if I don't.
Wow... I don't suppose I really do any of them first, specifically. I do whatever I happen to think about first. Make a cuppa, usually. YOu have to have a cuppa when you settle in for a morning/afternoon of reading and posting
I scroll down to the bottom of "Forums Home" and see whose birthday it is, then move on to "IMO" and check the new posts. Then I usually look at "Health & Nutrition" before visiting the "Lounge". I check out PMs when I read my email every evening.
I get emails alerting me to my subscribed threads...so I usually check those straight from email. If i am not coming on from an email i usually check for new threads first, or go to my PM box if something is waiting. good idea for a poll