Notes from Crew Quarters: Online Rituals
This week, we asked some of our staff about their online morning or evening traditions, specifically, what is the first website they check after they wake up or the last before they hit the hay.
Kelsey Lupetow, Associate Poetry Editor
I check my emails right away in case there is anything exciting. I ignore everything that isn't, which is usually 90-100%.Then I pretend to check twitter for the news, but it's really so I can see all the celebrity, literary, and feminist gossip. Finally, I pump myself up with a false sense of responsibility because I at least checked.
Mike Berry, Associate Fiction Editor
Lately I've been checking the Weather Channel because, you know, snow days. Otherwise most days are the social medias, but the best days are when I open Rolling Stone first and see a link to an artist I love and their new song i.e. I woke up to Alabama Shakes' new song and loved it.
Chloe Miller, Intern
When I first wake up I always check either the weather channel, or Pinterest on my phone. The weather channel first and if it's raining, sleeting, or snowing, I opt not to run and find an indoor workout on Pinterest instead. Sometimes just reading through the workouts seems like adequate fitness for the morning, and I find myself falling asleep again.
Matt Weinkam, Managing Editor
The website I visit every morning is isitchristmas.com. Most days the answer is disappointing.
Tracy Haack, Associate Nonfiction Editor
I don't really check anything interesting, but sometimes I eBay late at night. I eBay and watch the Atlanta Zoo panda cam.
Eli Hemmila, Intern
I find myself spending a lot of time reading the comment sections of various websites. I don’t recommend it. I also read a lot of web blog accounts of people who’ve done things like paddle the length of the Mississippi or circumnavigate Lake Superior. Springtime tends to spark that sort of internet wanderlust for me. It’s a little disturbing how much time I’ve spent reading about such intensely boring experiences.