I tried my hand at blogging back in 2006 and failed rather miserably due to major inconsistency at posting. But over the past few years a couple of things have changed:
1) While I still do an occasional freelance writing job, I lost my venue for regularly writing articles about philosophical, worldview and discipleship stuff when TrueU.org ceased to exist. (Now it's been reincarnated as a video series using the same title, but it is not the same thing. And I do not contribute content anymore.) When I am challenged by some good reading or good conversation, I don't have a place to process it in writing, and I miss that. Since no one seems to want to pay me to process anymore, I figure a blog is a good place to at least get the ideas out.
2) I have a handful of blogs that I regularly read now, and they inspire me.
3) Most importantly, I have a beautiful 5-month-old. And even though my life isn't eventful enough to warrant frequent updates, hers is, so that should give me enough material to make this interesting. Plus, we have dear ones scattered all over the world who could use a regular Lorien fix, so this is a good way to keep in touch.
So, here we go... I'm starting 2010 by starting a blog. Let's hope I can stick with it.