April is the month of activity where a lot happens and you get a lot of press releases too and invites to various events in the city. I did some 51 posts in April 2017 and most of them were technology driven posts. Work wise I was very busy at the office and whatever time I used to get in the evenings was used to do these posts.
1. Photo Walk - Gardens of the Nature 7 #TheLifesWay #PhotoYatra - http://www.thelifesway.com/2017/04/photo-walk-gardens-of-nature-7.html - This has been my favorite series and I tried to revive this last year in April but couldn't do anything after this post. There are total 7 posts like these and I hope to start them in 2018 again.These days a lot of photos are taken on the smartphone camera and I share them on my Instagram channel but will try to compile in a series of posts.
2. 4 Years of www.TheLifesWay.com #TheLifesWay #Birthday #Blogpost - http://www.thelifesway.com/2017/04/4-years-of-wwwthelifeswaycom.html - The Life's Way completed 4 years on 27 Dec 2016 and this was the post to celebrate the completion of the same. It has changed my life a lot with whatever small or big comes from the same and I am so grateful for all the stuff that I receive and events I am part of. This year's post is still pending and I have reduced my focus on getting pageviews as now I need to increase my local South African presence as told by one of the Marketing Manager of a small Technology brand.
3. Scribble Your Heart Away @MatrikasPaper #Bloggers Campaign #India - http://www.thelifesway.com/2017/04/scribble-your-heart-away-matrikaspaper.html - Matrikas makes great writing products meaning diaries where you can write your heart out and last year they sent me some to review and participate in their blogging contest. I really love their writing products and the range is huge for people who still want to write on paper.
4. Celebrating 100 Years Of History With @Nikon_SA #25July2017 #Camera - http://www.thelifesway.com/2017/04/celebrating-100-years-of-history-with.html - When I came to know that Nikon will be celebrating 100 years, I was very happy and shared this press release. I have been a big fan of Nikon devices but last year I also bought Canon 100D into my arsenal of cameras to check for myself which one is better. But as you all know, my heart lies with Yellow color and Nikon has the same all over it.
5. Case Logic Celebrates 30th Anniversary @CaseLogic_SA #LifeSimplified #Backpacks #Urbanites - http://www.thelifesway.com/2017/04/case-logic-celebrates-30th-anniversary.html - My biggest mistake of last year was posting 3 articles for Case Logic where their PR company promised me to send their bag but it never came as I waited for months. Sometimes a lot of companies tries to make you fool and in this case, I was completely fooled as I wasted my time in posting them and then tracking them on email etc. But now as I see it, it's a lesson that you shall wait for the goods to arrive first and then only blog about it. I have always thought to stick with only brands which value you and leave the rest to whosoever they like.
Also, there were so many posts for Acer Africa, Logitech, Sony Mobiles, Montecasino, Silvestar and Disney in April 2017 which brought some or little benefits as I was focussed on getting a lot and lot of page views. I have now detached myself from that parameter and left my blog open without any promotions at all. This year will be more focused on PR companies and the people working in those companies. Let's see how far this goes?