6 Reasons I hate being a Woman. 

  1. Why does everyone have to fight for my equality? Did you know that fighting for my equality makes me feel like less of an equal? Damn you all. Hate on me like you’d hate on any man. That’s all we women want! Maybe even be a little disrespectful occasionally!
  2. Holding the door for me is the most offensive thing anyone has ever done. Are you trying to imply that I don’t have functional arms? HUH?
  3. I never asked to go to school? Whoever it was, that fought for women’s right to education in India – Fudge you! You son of a biscuit. I don’t remember the last night I slept, thanks to you.
  4. Why must you objectify me? Compliment me when you see me on the streets? Why describe me with adjectives like beautiful and pretty? No. How about you just say neutral things like, “Hey! That’s one plain lookin girl”. That would be sublime.
  5. You fashion designers have another thing coming. Why so many choices? Every time I go shopping I feel like I’m doing Math. Find X when Y is a crop top with daisies. Damn.
  6. Don’t even get me started on my period. I never asked to be responsible for the miracle of child birth? Why give me these god like capabilities? I’m fine being ordinary and useless. Thanks.

I hope you enjoyed that humorous take on feminist views! What do you think? Please leave a comment. 🙂 I feel like most people don’t appreciate all the good the world does for women and all the respect and love we get. It’s a great time to be a woman. I wouldn’t have it any other way!

– The Obsessive Writer

Shopaholic

The thin line between want and need,

Wavers at the brink of greed.

Horde until you’re no longer empty.

Buy enough to keep yourself busy.

Little bit of that,

Some more of this.

Anything you set your sights on,

You wouldn’t dare miss.

Those nature lovers never understood your plot.

Who said happiness cannot be bought?

© Abirami

 

No

She might wear a tiny dress,

Trot around like a hot mess.

She might be the type

That’s all about the hype.

She might even have a drink,

Giving everybody something to think.

But,

Bare skin isn’t an open invitation,

For narrow minds to jump to conclusions.

Her attire may not be by your books.

There’s more to a woman than how she looks.

No simply means no.

And that is all you vultures need to know.

© Abirami

Love and Pain 

You can break my heart, 

Time and again. 

Let it shatter to pieces,

And shower like the pouring rain. 

Take the half,

That belonged to you then, 

Scribe on it a scarlet letter- 

My love for you that died unspoken.

Whether it’s love or pain, 

They’re both a throb to the heart. 

Whether you knew or not, 

It still would have broken me apart. 

© Abirami 

WordPressing – 101 (Tips for new bloggers and old)

Hello there! 🙂

You may have just started a brand new blog, or you may have been blogging for quite some time. Congratulations on that! 🙂 It’s an amazing feeling, isn’t it? To have a voice. But what good is a voice when what you’re saying isn’t reaching the right audience?

Here are some tips to increase your stats and get the readership you desire.

  1. Keep it short. The longer your post is, the less likely it is to get read. Even an interested reader might get discouraged by the size of a long post.
  2. Tagging your post is really important. You can add tags to your post in the post-settings area. The WordPress reader is the best source of readers and tagging your post under the related topics will help the right kind of readers find you. But no more than 15 tags (including categories) otherwise your post will not appear in the reader.
  3. Reposting is not a crime. Think of the wordpress reader as a stream of posts. Your posts gets a mere 10 minutes in the limelight. Reposting it simply gives you a little longer.
  4. Interact with other bloggers. Every relationship needs some give and take. How can you expect others to read your blog, when you’ve never given them a reason to? Develop a few friendships. Like and follow new blogs. Leave a few comments. Socialising is key to improving your stats.
  5. Reblog at least one post every day. You might make someones day. And its a mutually beneficial practice. It get’s you your views when you don’t have ideas of your own and you’re helping out a fellow blogger by sharing their content.
  6. Quality over quantity. I have seen bloggers who post once a month having over 10k subscribers. So, spend the time you’re not writing, socialising on your blog. And do the occasional repost of your old posts.
  7. Posting at the right time. Check your stats, which day do you get your best views? What time is your best hour? Schedule your posts to be posted at times you get high traffic. Set your post up for success.
  8. Add visual aid. Pictures and videos supporting your content, will give it that extra spice and reel more readers in. But be sure to credit your source for the pictures if you found them online! And also personalise your blog with strategically placed widgets and a nice clean design.
  9. Make your blog everything you are. Don’t niche your blog way too early. Write what you feel like. People relate more to blogs that represent a real human being rather than static sites that post about the same thing all day, every day.
  10. Catchy titles really make a difference. Make your titles reflect the style of your blog. The title of the post is the first thing anyone is going to read. Get that right and you’re halfway there.

I hope these tips were useful. 🙂 Please leave a comment if you have any new tips or if you have any questions. Happy Blogging!

– The Obsessive Writer.

A Poet’s Tale

A poet’s soul, 

Is neither kind nor forgiving. 

We have been hardened by life,

And moulded by its strife.

These are things we are not born with, but acquire:

Eyes that reek of judgement,

Tongue bitter from the taste of truth,

And an imagination that defies gravity. 

These are things we do not dread, but desire:

Nights devoid of sleep,

Passion that burns a hole through your heart,

And a mind that obeys no one.

© Abirami