The Life's Way - A Lifestyle and Technology Blog By Aashish Rai 

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

5 Years of www.TheLifesWay.com #TheLifesWay #Birthday #Blogpost #5YearsofTheLifesWay

Hi Friends, 

The year 2017 brought me closer to my dreams and I could do what I always wished to do for my blog www.thelifesway.com and that is getting some paid assignments. With the help of Webfluential, I could work on 4 paid assignments during the year and received my first cash in my bank accounts with which I bought a Canon 50mm Lens for my new Canon 100D. Till now I was doing everything for free or for some goodies or samples received from brands and PR companies.

The year 2017 is the 5th year of #TheLifesWay brought 565147 page views in 12 months from 357 blog posts and my Instagram channel too picked up its fast pace. This year the biggest event which fetched me the maximum gifts was rAge Expo from where I won the Maxnomic ESL Gaming Chair along with several other goodies from 1 TB hard disk from ADATA Technology to various Tshirts from promotors and bloggers. Silverstar Casino continues to be my top admirer to call me to all their events happening in their complex. Many thanks to them all the time.

This year was mostly good because of a lot of lucky draws and coupons received from Montecasino, Wellington's Tomato Sauce, Edger's, Acer, Woolworths, and Cubot. For the first time after 4 years, attending Canon Roadshows has become an integral part of me and this year, my daughter won the Canon Selphy Printer as a lucky draw prize. I felt great to receive the same and she was overjoyed too. Cubot made me a winner on the Instagram contest for their Fitness Band which I gifted to my dad. Check out all the images on my Instagram and Twitter channels.

For the first time ever in my relationship with Sony Mobiles, this year they gave their awesome Bass headphones to all the invitees at the Smartphone launch event in Mall of Africa. I have never received anything like that in a long time as all the brands are going on cost-cutting or calling certain people for some unique experiences around the globe or within South Africa and showered them with their smartphones and other goodies. Earphones continued to flow into my life with Astrum giving their ones in the goodies bag at rAge Expo and TechSmart's Robin gifting me Sony Xperia EAR on my birthday which is a really awesome device.

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This year also marked my 10 years at the job with my employer after completing MBA in Finance and to celebrate the same, I went to Sangiro Lodge in Bloemfontein on their invite to stay for 3 nights. This trip gave me a chance to see Kimberley, Northern Cape which my daughter always wanted to visit. I was also part of All Seasons Boutique Hotel launch in Pretoria and stayed for a night too. Finally, on 31 December I also could reach the bottom floor in the video game called Pink Panther for the first time ever @ Montecasino to win my daughter 150 tickets to get the goodies of her choice.

Ster Kinekor invited me to many of their new movies and I saw a lot of the cartoon movies along with some Hollywood and Bollywood movies too. I bought some Acer goodies too from their online store when they launched the same this year including a 21 inch Acer monitor to better work on my blog and movies/photos at the same time. I also started using Canon 100D DSLR camera which I bought in a deal from the DionWired online shop during some weekend sale.

In the end Year, 2017 was a lot of luck and I felt great to be a part of this winning year. Looking forward to achieving in 2018 what I could not still achieve in 2017 in terms of sponsorships for Laptop and Smartphone. I contacted a lot of them with a lot of rejections from many but then life goes on and coming much stronger in 2018 to persevere and win! In 2018, the target will be to collect a lot of money so that I can buy the likes of Gaming Laptops or Apple MacBook Pro and Bose QC35 Bluetooth headphones, PS4 Pro, and a Full Frame DSLR camera. Thanking You Universe!

Cheers!!!
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Monday, 18 June 2018

1 Day To www.TheLifesWay.com 5th Birthday Celebrations #5YearsofTheLifesWay #27Dec2017 #AllTheBest

Hi Friends, 

It time to celebrate the fifth birthday post for The Life's Way and series to end. It was a great topic to write all the posts as now I can just link them all and launch a book out of the same. There might be some editing required but it will form a good book to read to start the blog and to carry on working for your blog.

Your mind is something that plays with you all the time and either you control the same or you let it go on its own route. Blogging is where I find peace and release my emotions towards a lot of things. It won't take away the need of a friend but it will always stay close as much as your feelings are to you. Expectations are huge for my blog by myself and it sometimes gives me a lot of pain as I am unable to achieve them. Either I live without any expectations or just make small ones after they get completed.

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To live your life joyfully, you need to take control in your hands as you can't be at the mercy of anyone else. Your happiness is in your hands only and no one else can make you happy. They may make you smile but not happy. To me, my happiness comes from completing my pending tasks on my blog and to get it done with. I keep thinking of new ideas and posts topics to go for. Many are lost at idea phase only and only some become a reality. Time is of utmost importance in our lives and we only have a set number of hours to achieve what we set our eyes on. Hence, I try to balance my life between the real life and the blog life.

Thanks to each and everyone who has invested their time and money in myself or my blog. Thanks to all the PR companies for including me in your press releases else I wouldn't have done 1500 posts so far. Thanks to all the brands for spending their money on the launch events and blessing us with goodies bag and a great evening of networking. Thanks to all the fellow bloggers to always inspire me to carry on and working towards achieving what they have been able to do so in their lives. Thanks to all the paying collaborations which are not much in the last 5 years but looking forward to having it multiplied 1000 times in the next 5 years. Thanks to technology innovations and new smartphones which are made to desire a sense of expectations in you and make you work towards achieving them. I am looking forward to a lovely time on my blog in the next years to come!!!

Cheers!!!
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Sunday, 17 June 2018

2 Days To www.TheLifesWay.com 5th Birthday Celebrations #5YearsofTheLifesWay #27Dec2017 #WhatNext

Hi Friends, 

5 Years is a big landmark for my blog as it gives me perspective as earlier there used to be the most popular questions in interviews - Where do you see yourself in next 5 years? If asked to The Life's Way where it sees itself in the next 5 years when it was started in 2012, it is the time to answer the same now.

In the first year of The Life's Way - the goal was to do some 15-20 posts so that I can become listed in the blogger list of Indiblogger and Blogadda directories and start participating in the blogger contests. It was also the year to showcase your writing to the bigger audience and capturing content written with heart. I got some great success with winning a notebook and some other goodies which I always wanted to have.

The second-year goal was to win the Samsung Bloggers challenge and also to increase the number of followers on twitter for the new handle I launched at that time. I won the community challenge and got an entry into the finals for Mission Samsung. Meanwhile, I also started reviewing movies too with the help of Sony Pictures to list me in the media invites.

2 Days To www.TheLifesWay.com 5th Birthday Celebrations #5YearsofTheLifesWay #27Dec2017 #WhatNext

The third-year goal was still to get into finals for Samsung Bloggers Challenge and then winning it after a lot of twists and turns. It was also the year the pageviews touched 123k in a single month. It was one of those WOW moments I talked about in my earlier post.

The fourth-year goal was lost in translation as I attended a lot of events and did a lot of posts to touch around 396 for the whole year. Followers were just growing and Instagram posts too increased from multifold but still, I didn't get what I wanted or requested from the brands. Many brands were lost and many new were targetted, people whom I knew changed PR agencies and many contacts were lost too.

The fifth year of The Life's Way was a lot of introspection and removal of all those posts which didn't bring me any benefits on Instagram from the brands and archived them. It was also stating the right that unless I get something in return I won't waste my time but still, the posts were around 357 for the whole year which translates to 1 per day. I started participating in the twitter and facebook contests and won some around rAge Expo 2017 which was the WOW moment of the year!

Looking backward I can recite the story but at the start of my blog, I could have not predicted any of it. I only had hoped to get a good life and passion to create my own corner of ART and Achievement. Indeed, the same has been the case as I created something unique where I love my writing and feel good to do blog posts and take photos and share them on Instagram/twitter etc. I will continue to do the same in future too, the same kind of passionate writing as in my first year without any expectation and let the universe decide to grant my due or what I deserve!

Cheers!!!
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Saturday, 16 June 2018

3 Days To www.TheLifesWay.com 5th Birthday Celebrations #5YearsofTheLifesWay #27Dec2017 #Viral

Hi Friends, 

The Life's Way will be lost in history once I am gone as there will not be anyone to carry on the legacy. My daughter has no interest in this at the moment though she is too small and I shall wait for more 6-7 years before start expecting any inputs from her on this blog. Everything that gets started ends too but the creation which has been part of your life for so long can't be left without any strong emotions. 

Life is lived from moment to moment, from seconds to hours to days and years and if you live your life following the law of attraction and gratitude in your hearts and mind, the life you want will come to you. There is nothing which is due to you by life, will ever pass you by. You will always get what you deserve in life. But the question is who decides that? and can't we make any difference in those decision made by life. 

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I think you can make a difference in whatever you are doing and create something which becomes viral. Every viral content has something which shows the true passion towards anything which can be dance, arts, and craft or just living your life joyfully. Similarly, your life, if lived with passion will sometime go viral and that when you will receive your due. For some, this time comes again and again and for some, it will once in a lifetime kind. 

I still have to receive my WOW moment but I am thankful to Universe, that I do have these little moments every year for a day or a week. It's not that big moments but it's enough for me to live my life for that year thinking that I have been lucky this year. It can be from meeting some movie star, to winning something which I always wanted but never really went and bought it or having some moments of life which I will always remember till the end of life. I do maintain a list of all the small to big moments which I do receive from all the brands be it memory stick or a chocolate. I am grateful to each and every one of them all the time while I still wait for my WOW moment!

Cheers!!!
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