Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome (zurück, de nouveau, back)

So I’m relaunching this blog.

This is the third time I’ve tried to “start afresh” on WordPress. The first was when I changed my blog title from “being10” to “Thought Orchard” (I know :s) because it is, of course, heresy to have a blog titled “being10” when you’re no longer 10 years old. The second was when, after a long period of neglecting all the thought trees (heh), I wanted to start blogging specifically about socialism and about politics in general. The articles which resulted from this decision can be found under the “political articles” tab on the sidebar. Now that I write in the newspaper of a political organisation, there isn’t really a need for me to use this space for political writing.

Ok…so what is this whole “nine clouds” thing about now? Why does WordPress, with its horrible new formatting and lazy spam filter, have this inexplicable magnetism which just draws me back in, every single time I swear that we are never ever ever getting back together?

I’ll admit it: I’ve got a bit of a homo oeconomicus (well, femina oeconomica) thing going on here. I’m thinking of using this blog as a platform for artistic, linguistic and literary output and musings as part of this “Arts Award” I’m doing at school. But I also genuinely love to write, and ever since I developed this obsession with politics and philosophy – which I still very much have – I’ve been forgetting about poetry and creative writing and photography and art and culture. Y’know, all that unscientific bourgeois stuff for which I have a counterrevolutionary guilty pleasure. Think of this blog as the online outpost of the Soviet for First-World Pastimes.

And another thing: the communist jokes shall never stop.