For the last four years, I have blogged once a week, every Monday at 6 am. Why? 1. Discipline. It started as an exercise, forcing me to come up with a topic, forcing me to write it with economy, and forcing me to break out of my introverted shell. Once I promised a weekly blog, I had to keep my word for those who have come to expect my Monday ramblings. 2. To test my voice. I love to write. It is what I do. Writing is my “creative thing,” my dance, my song, my form of expression, so I write to test and practice my voice. 3. To create an interest in my writing. I blog to communicate with others, to chat, laugh, and comfort those who look forward to my weekly blogs. I sometimes write about the craft of writing. Sometimes I journal, sharing memories or beliefs in hopes that they resonate the same in the reader’s thoughts. Sometimes I just want to offer comfort or a good laugh. It is what I do.