October 2013 during this time last year, I was busy in my VISA application for South Africa and also busy promoting my blog (www.thelifesway.com) to get to maximum brands and blog for them.
1. Product Launch - LG G2 #Great2Haveyou 30 Sep 2013 - I got invited to launch event for the launch of LG G2 mobile phone from one of their PR's. The phone looked awesome and the goodie bag had great things I liked and always wanted. Though I didn't got any devices to review but it was great to be in their launch event at Kingdom of Dreams, Gurgaon.
2. Product Launch - Gionee ELIFE E6 Smartphone - Another invite from one of the famous PR's of Gionee mobile where I got to see Huma Qureshi also. It was a great event where I got to see Rajiv Makhni live in action and discussing on gadgets. The phone looked awesome but never reviewed the device till now.
3. NIKON #ThroughTheLens Blogger Meet Delhi 19 Oct 2013 - Another awesome invite was from the company whom I loved the most and wanted to have their DSLR from so long. They launched D610 & D5300 in India and called some of the bloggers for the same. I got some Nikon goodies (4gb SD card/ DSLR strap & Nikon Tshirt) which I knew will bring me DSLR sooner or later and now I am the proud owner of D7000 but bought it myself.
4. Amazon.in - Light up a child's Diwali - One of the donation of books drive which was close to my heart. After listening to someone on TEDx talks regarding non-availability of books to a lot of kids, I thought of donating some books and I felt great after sending kids some books worth Rs. 3500. I don't know how much kids are happy but I hope they celebrated their Diwali with new books from Amazon.
5. Indiblogger DID4 Meet - #DanceItOut for Women Security - My last Indiblogger & Zee TV meet in Delhi that year and I really loved to be a part of the same. It was during the meet only I got the email that my VISA has arrived and I need to travel soon to South Africa. I travel on the day before Diwali and spent the festival in the new country all alone in a room. Life is full of ups and downs and I won Sennheiser HD202 headphones for this post and I was very happy because I always wanted to have them. Thanks to Indiblogger for all the love and gifts in the last year.
November 2013 - I didn't do any posts because I didn't had any internet connection with me and was only using data on mobile. It was a break from always online habit for a while and I really loved the same. Though it was very very difficult to stay away from internet but I could do it successfully.
The year was awesome till the time I was in India as I made my blog grew along with me and over the journey won a lot of gifts from blogging as well as twitter. Twitter contests consumed a lot of time and efforts and the rewards was sometimes not much worth but the adrenaline to win is awesome.You can't stay away if you get into the habit of winning on twitter. Try it out!
Contact me for your product's review on twitter @araijain or @thelifesway or email - email@example.com