It was on November 14th, 2015 when a new project inside the frames of my blog was born - Piece of Life -  a photo project run by two.

Piece of Life mostly features images that didn't find a separate photo story or in most cases just looks great and tells a story. See: 2017 Piece of Life Top Photos

A brief background:

I decided to run this project as a separate entity inside the frames of my blog for two reasons: Firstly, I'm an author of about 50% of images made for Piece of Life, so yes I have a voice to be heard by the other 50%. Second - we could go with a separate photo project website, most probably beautifully built on Drupal, but here is the catch - I didn't wanted to spend a lot of time and effort by building a separate  website before my mine blog (the one you are currently reading) hasn't reached 100,000 unique visitors per month. Back then blog averaged at about 40,000 users per month. And by now it has grown to about 60,000 users per month.

By implementing Piece of Life on the blog - I was looking for a simple thing - to kill two birds with one stone. To have a nice and interesting, supplementing content for blog, to raise the number of visitors. Now a year later I can tell for sure - indeed I have supplemented and diversified the content, Speaking of numbers - Nah, I didn't make much difference. And, that makes me think - I was right when decided to implement this project on already established brand, rather to go and build a new one from scratch.

Technical background

Piece of Life runs on a Drupal CMS, although it may seem they are just regular blog posts, they are not. That's the power of using Drupal. All content from Piece of Life is entered as separate content from the main website, and yes they are still on the main website. I just really love Drupal. 

Speaking of numbers

Piece of Life content has generated humble 2,960 page views in the last year (November 14, 2015 - November 13, 2016), which makes very modest 0.35% of total website page views

Top 10 articles on Piece of Life

It was interesting to travel back in time using Google Analytics and see which articles made it to the TOP 10. 9 out of 10 articles are covering Georgia. Impressive.

There was a time when after a visit to local literature cafe in Tbilisi, I felt in love with works of Russian poet and writer Mikhail Lermontov. Who knows, maybe it's time to get familiar with another great writer of his time - Knut Hamsun. In today's Piece of Life photo story series old Hotel "London" in Tbilisi, or about  mor...
I first visited Rabati Fortress in Akhaltsikhe, Republic of Georgia, in Summer of 2014, during a two day rafting drive on river Mtkavri, next time we booked a lovely hotel inside fortress complex at the start of 2015, during our stay here I created a lot of pictures and crafted an article about Rabati fortress Castle featuring 48 pictures. (You think its a l...
It was an early morning at the end of January when my better part awakened me and told me - hey, it's snowing - it's time to make those lovely and socially sharable Tbilisi winter photos! That's exactly we actually did - after some five minutes the coffee was served, and 10 minutes later we were already on street catching a taxi. I was so excited of se...
A major and very much needed reconstruction works recently (February 2016) have begun on one of the major Tbilisi streets - David Agmanashebeli avenue. Funded by Tbilisi Development Fund (which is pretty much financed from city budget + private investor capital) promises a completely renovated street by the Autumn 2016. It was mid February and we decided to...
We were of to Tbilisi streets looking for Valentine's day photography, when I concluded - Valentine's day, thus not popular in Republic of Georgia, makes some good for local economy - first of all for local flower markets, second for cafes, bars, pubs and restaurants.  We made a dozen of photos today, experimented with black and white, panorama and oth...
In today's Piece of Life photo series - Armenian Wedding, no not mine big fat Armenian Weddings, but a candid street photography from Yerevan. It all probably started at Yerevan's Brandy Factory, after visiting which we returned back to the old town by foot and noticed a crowd gathering near church. Yup, they were waiting for the bride and groom.  So...
A brilliant festival is held in town of Kuldiga (Western Latvia) each year just shortly after midsummer.  In today's Piece of Life photo project series I would love to share some images from Feast in Kuldiga (taken July, 2015) Such trade fairs are pretty popular in Latvia  - visitors can buy goods from local craftsmen, artists or small p...
Signhaghi (Region of Kakheti, Republic of Georgia) has always been a special place for us to visit. Probably because it's pretty far away from nations capital Tbilisi, we have been heading rarely, but every visit here has been spectacular at least.  Learn more about my Travel guide to Signagi View to Sighnaghi town The town and its environs are...
Gudauri is a popular ski resort located on the southern slopes of The Greater Caucasus Mountain Range in Georgia. The resort is situated in the Stepantsminda District, along the Georgian Military Highway near the Cross Pass, at an elevation of 2,196 meters (7,200 ft.) above sea level. We have been...

The Piece of Life project definitely is not a commercial project, yes you can see few Google AdSense ad units next to the articles. Those ad units have made very humble $2.18 in fact.. Piece of Life is a good way to spend our free time and share amazing photography, by learning new things. On the other hand I'm looking ways to increase the overall share for Piece of Life content to about 1% and, thus the money is not the case this time - it would be cool to get some $20 from Google AdSense. Easy reachable goals in fact.