These are my personal favorites:
-- I enjoying telling funny stories, but rarely write humor (except facebook comments), so I made myself tell this true story with a keyboard.
-- I don't rhyme as my mind does not put words together in that way. I wish I could write poetry, but sometimes I manage to get close with prose.
-- Children, crayons and the nature of being innocent.
--More verse, no rhyme.
-- The title as caption is all there is to it, but the linked article which inspired it is interesting.
-- A bit self-revealing, but a good study. The excerpts from sources are the best: serious psychology which flies in the face of our post-modern self-assured agnosticism.
-- An article, or narrative (an editor would know the difference and choose one, but I didn't have to), on the Space Shuttle Columbia tragedy over Texas. See if you can guess the main point from the writer's perspective.
I write because I must.
I tend to write as if telling a story to a friend and so it is mostly friends with whom I share my work. I have a portfolio of stories no one has ever seen, some even finished, that I intend to have an editor look over before sending off to collect a stack of rejection letters.
My friend suggested I reserve a wall from any artwork with the intent of pinning enough rejection letters to it so as to serve as wallpaper. She says before I finish the wall, I will have some of my work published. I'll probably do that this year. I just moved to a new and larger apartment, and so have several walls from which to choose.
Meanwhile, I write stories I need to tell and put most of them here. I don't make any money doing this but my stories have a life beyond me through this blog. Funny, I can create a title for a story-- other than the title that the story deserves and increase readership by a substantial amount. I tested that on another blog which gets almost as many hits as this one does, even though I haven't posted to it for years. I entitled a one sentence entry with a double entendre and a picture to go with it, and that is the third most visited page. Those are tricks and I don't use them.
I use work instead. A word processor, a muse, an alert mind and a love of reading are my main tools.