I start with the most recent entry (i.e. the one that appears at the top of my flist) and work my way down the page(s) until I come to the final entry I read on my previous visit to LJ.
I also when posting, as the same time, a multi-part story/series of stories post them so that the first part of the story is, in effect, the last post I make. That is, if I have a series of three stories I'll post the third story first, then the second, and finally the first story. My rationale being that this ensures that the first story/part of story appears at the top of my LJ/the relevant Comm, thus it will be the first part to be seen (at least by people who read their flist in the order that I do).
However, I was pondering whether, in fact, more people read their flist in the opposite way to me. That is they scroll through their flist until they get to the final entry they read on their previous visit to LJ, and then work their way forward to the most recent post to be made. Thus, in a multi-part story/series of stories they will in fact come across the last part of the series first.
So what do you do?
How do you generally/usually read your flist?
If you are posting a multi-part story/series of stories at the same time, which part to you post first?
ETA: Of course the second question should read:
'If you are posting a multi-part story/series of stories at the same time, which part DO you post first?'
Not 'to you'.
*Bangs head on desK*
*Mutters about not being able to edit poll*