On Micro-aggressions

Usually, when a person keeps exploding, it is because they have kept quiet for far too long and it has resulted in a pressure-cooker-like situation. One of the reasons could be micro-aggressions caused to the person.

Here are some examples:

  1. “Okay, grandma”
  2. “I thought you would be a meat-eater.”
  3. “He could be your son.”
  4. “You are a baby”
  5. “He was babysitting you”
  6. “Mundam” – a Tamil word – That’s an outright insult and not a “micro-aggression”. The list is long. According to https://www.themicropedia.org/, we are all guilty of microaggressions at some point. Some people may not even know they are committing a micro-aggression. Some may not think what they said was hurtful or insulting. That is why it is so important to put oneself in the other person’s shoes and understand what that person might be going through. The term”empathy” refers to just that.

I would appreciate it if readers just thought about this. Please do not respond with comments or with further examples. Thank you.

Don’t put yourself in a box

When I first started this blog, it was in 2007 or so and I wanted to keep posting only copy-editing-related content. In 2014, my friend suggested I start a book blog, and rather than start a new blog, I decided to post content on this blog itself. In 2017, I decided I wanted a separate space to talk about books, so I started one on Blogspot. Then I wanted a separate domain, so I started a Wix blog. However, I found WordPress was more user-friendly. So I decided to scrap my Wix blog and came back to this WordPress blog. Meanwhile, I had started a bookstagram called ashtalksbooks, so I changed my mymewse blog to ashtalksbooks.blogspot.in. I hadn’t posted for about two months on this blog coz I had called it ‘Aishwariya’s LittLog. So I felt it had to be a place for only literary content and not my own stories. Finally, I decided I will just do whatever I want and so here I am posting away. Phew! All this points to the need for a good content strategy. Also, it is okay to change your mind and do what you want. It’s your life and your blog (for whoever needed to hear this today).

A community for bloggers that you MUST join!

Hey everyone! So, it’s been a while since I last posted. It’s because I’ve been crazily busy trying to do everything at once😊 But I’m happy that way, so it’s all good.

I hope everyone’s doing well and staying safe.

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I’ve been writing poems for Blogchatter’s #WriteAPageADay challenge. I’m doing what I can on the given day as is everyone else. I wish all my fellow Blogchatter buddies the very best for this challenge. If you are a blogger or are planning to start a blog, you need to know about this super-supportive community! If, like me, you know a lot of people, but still feel alone at times, this community can do wonders for you. Here’s that all-important link.

Even if you don’t have a domain yet, look up this community. You will get everything you need there. I know of some amazing bloggers who do not have a domain registered yet. However, going by my own experience, the sooner you decide to get yourself a domain, the better.  

Okay. I gotta go now. But I promise to be back asap. Also, have you checked out the template change on my blog? I did it myself😊 Don’t laugh! I find it quite challenging to do these things! Till the next post, ciao!

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