When I post a fic to multiple comms I always use the same icon so that the posts all look identical. I do this because when I read I find posts easier to skip that way due to the fact I'm very visually oriented, so the combo of icon and title make it easy for my brain to go 'read it already', but I have noticed other people have different strategies and I'm interested as to why. I'm also interested in what the readers find easiest.
So if you would be so kind, my dear flist, I present a poll :) Thank you.
Writers: When posting a fic to multiple comms/LJs what icons do you use?
Writers: Why do you use the icon stragegy you selected above?
Readers: When seeing multiple fic posts on your flist, what icon strategy do you prefer?
Readers: Why do you prefer the icon stragegy you selected above?