Sunday 17 June 2018

2 Days To 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 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!

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