My Part of Story for Karachi WordPress Meetup
Yes to the WordPress Meetup!
I DID join WordPress Meetup in Karachi, the biggest city of Pakistan. And not just joined it, but did something other than just plain attending the WordPress meetup. Period.
To open up the story of what happened and what miraculously happened to me.
I set off to Karachi on February 26th, 2016 along with my family.
I reached there on February 27th, 2016 and on the day the WordPress Meetup in Karachi was scheduled to be held.
I did want to attend it but was too tired due to long travel and apparently missed it.
As I knew WordPress meetups in Karachi holds every month and are officially organized by WordPress Foundation, I was rest assured that I would join the next coming meetup in the month of March.
After March 20th, it was announced to hold monthly meetup for the month of March which I immediately signed up for myself as well as for my cousin and brother-in-law, Muzaffar, as I wanted to show him how blogosphere looks like and how people are having great and massive success with their blogging skills. 🙂
On March 23rd, I got a call from not a common but prominent name in WordPress’ industry and who’s the great friend of mine and the best of the human being.
He is Waseem Abbas Syed, a leading name in WordPress circle. And I am so thankful of him having me in his circle of friends.
Waseem brother is the co-organizer of WordPress Meetup in Karachi city.
So, during the call he invited me if I could present something and speak on a topic of my own choice for WordPress.
I, during the call and honestly
speaking writing that I hesitated.. And in the entire length of the call, I kind of dropped the opportunity to speak and present instead I will join the event as an attendee.
Yes, I did hesitate.
Why did I hesitate
Because it was due to..
I had never ever joined any sort of event in my life.
I had not spoken in front of group of people.
I had never ever created any presentation before.
And most of all, I was shy to speak.
But thanks to GOD for helping me building up courage.
I spoke about it with my cousin, Muzaffar, and asked if he can help with creating the presentation using Microsoft Power Point which he is good at and he did the presentation all by himself for me.
After that, I sent it to Waseem brother where it got approved after little corrections and additions and I was named as first speaker on the title which I so loved to present. 🙂
What was the title?
And the title was!
“How to Create INTERESTINGLY CLICKABLE HEADLINES”
Does it sound interesting? 🙂
.. To be continued with the short (not so short) WordPress meetup story
And the day came which I was anxiously and excitingly waiting for.
The date zone hit March 26th, 2016 and clock triggered 04:00 pm local time and I was accompanied with my cousin sitting in “The Mind Gym” at The Nest I/O.
And I did present! For the very first time in my life. 🙂
Some snaps from WordPress meetup in Karachi
The swags I got after the meetup
There’s one laptop bag, one sticker and the badge coming all over from United States and from Automattic Inc., the creator of WordPress blogging software.