head in a cloud

When I published my first ever post on this blog on November 28, 2010, this blog was called The White Marigold.

Why that name?

My sister’s favorite flowers (when I last checked) were marigolds – flowers blooming a rage in their tropical, yellow-orange heat.

And I like the color white. White flowers, white walls, white bedsheets, white backgrounds on presentation slides.

And therefore, we decided to name my first blog, The White Marigold.

As I got serious about my blogging, and started exploring the WordPress Community, I realized that having a name such as that gave some readers that I blogged about gardening. And so I renamed the blog to Fiction O’Clock on April 12, 2013.

I was (and still am) very happy with the character that that name lent to the blog, and to my writing. We had a good run with it.

It is February 23, 2021 today, and I have decided to – yet again – rebrand my blog.

This time, a bit more personal, a bit more inward – like my writing has evolved to be.

From this day forward, this blog will be called, Cloud. Plain. No frills attached.

The word ‘cloud,’ spoke to me in various ways:

My name is Meghna, which in the Hindi language means rain bearing clouds.

Additionally, my writing on this blog is coming to be less fictional and more personal – often describing thoughts, shapeless and present. These thoughts have the capacity to hover and loom. Sometimes absent from one’s vision, and sometimes seemingly occupying a lot of space. Sometimes comforting, sometimes contrite.

And finally, its almost like I’m uploading my thoughts on a cloud. /shrugs

At this point, I don’t even mind that the name sounds clichéd, or maybe even bland.

Whether or not this name grows on me, on us, and on this blog remains to be seen.

For now, here we are, on a (white) Cloud.