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Monday, 19 November 2018

A Memoir - This Month Last Year - Oct 2017 www.thelifesway.com #TheLifesWay

Hi Friends, 

October is always a busy month full of new launches and expo's to attend to. I always look forward to Photo and Film Expo, rAge Expo and many new smartphone launches from many brands. There are also some birthdays of family and friends which keeps you occupied all the weekends. Lately, I have observed that if I am spending time on my blog, I am missing out on a lot of things and if I am not getting anything in return, then it's better to make this blog my own content only rather than posting press releases. If someone invites me to their events, I will post about them and if someone sends me press drops or money, then only I will post their stuff on my channels.

1. A Memoir - This Month Last Year - Oct 2016 www.thelifesway.com #TheLifesWay - https://www.thelifesway.com/2017/10/a-memoir-this-month-last-year-oct-2016.html -  Last October, I was still using S8+ and was amazed at the photographs I was able to take and share them on my social media channels. I was marking Samsung also on all my posts on the network. I have been an unofficial ambassador of the brand. Many thanks to them for making all these capable smartphones to completely wipe out the market of point and shoot cameras. 

2. @HuaweiZA Unveils The HUAWEI Mate 10 and HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro #AndroidSmartphone - https://www.thelifesway.com/2017/10/huaweiza-unveils-huawei-mate-10-and.html - I was not invited to the launch event of Huawei Mate 10 last year in 2017 but this year I attended the Mate 20 Lite and Pro launch. I have not asked for the review units yet, as I am unable to find time to finish all my pending items and tasks. I think about and worry about these blog posts but nothing moves. It gets into the delayed cycle for so long that eventually, I lose interest too and the PR company too. 

3. Website Review - www.ShopAcer.co.za #OnlineShopping @AcerAfrica #ShopAcer #SouthAfrica - https://www.thelifesway.com/2017/10/website-review-wwwshopacercoza.html - Acer opened their online shop last year and I got the chance to review the same. I bought Acer's LCD display using the R500 coupon provided and I watched STAR WARS series of movies on the same and really loved the same. Black Panther, I really loved watching on the same too. 

A Memoir - This Month Last Year - Oct 2017 www.thelifesway.com #TheLifesWay
Aashish Rai @ Howick Falls, Howick, South Africa
4. Product Review - @AcerAfrica Swift 7 Laptop #Swift7 #AcerForBlogging -  http://www.thelifesway.com/2017/10/product-review-acerafrica-swift-7.html - Reviewing any products comes with a huge responsibility to get not blinded by any particular feature but check those pros and cons which can really impact the person who will put their hard earned money to buy the products you review. I really loved this Swift 7 laptop which is equivalent to MacBook Air in terms of design and beauty with Windows OS. I missed touch panel and backlit keyboard on the version I received for review.

5. Hotel Review - Sangiro Lodge #Bloemfontein @LodgeSangiro @Bains_Lodges #SouthAfrica - http://www.thelifesway.com/2017/10/hotel-review-sangiro-lodge-bloemfontein.html - I really loved a little trip to Bloemfontein invited by Sangiro Lodge to stay for 3 nights and enjoy the nearby towns like Kimberley and have a great time with family. I really loved my 10th anniversary in the employer I am working for last year. It's a long period and I am looking forward to many more if Universe has no other plans for me.

Time is money and we all heard or read this adage from time to time but to follow and spend this wisely is what needs to be learned. I am learning this and questioning all my decisions to write or not write or to promote or not promote by comparing my Return on Time from time to time. I am not worried about ROI as much as I am worried about sacrificing family and friends time to post some press releases which no one reads or is widely available on other channels too. On top of it, If I demand companies they ask for Analytics to say that no it doesn't match our requirements etc, so it's better to post what you are interested to write about in your day to day life!

Cheers!!!
Contact me at thelifesway@gmail.com to collaborate on your products, events, and services. #TheLifesWay #PhotoYatra!

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