My name is Afsana Multani. I was born and bought up in Bhavnagar, Gujarat. I am currently in Ahmedabad.
I’m an Artist by hobby and WordPress enthusiast. I started my career with design and paintings, mostly my work is on canvas. I love to add colors to my dreams, it always is colorful, magical and alive. I love to work with colors and creating Art. I’ve also worked as a front-end developer.
Many of my lifelong learning, success, failure, inspirations, and motivations are my strong/best days. Because of all this positive or negative experience, I get myself to remain active on every escalations/ challenge.
I learn, try, I fell down, I get up again and work as harder as possible to achieve my goal.
I grow by times, self-taught and self-learn, I readily adopt new skills and always ready to face challenges. I admire one thing, there is nothing impossible until you; yourself accept its impossible.
Customer Support Executive – current
After joining a few WordCamps and Meetups, I inspire enormously with WordPress. I am learning and contributing to the community. I explored the basic of WordPress from the Dashboard, understand the plugins, themes, and how it works.
I started my job in early 2017, in Ahmedabad, as a Customer Support Executive at DotStore , which is a venture of MULTIDOTS. I help people with DotStore products, primarily WooCommerce. I work with Live chat and email tickets. I gradually learn and understand the customer’s query and help to solve them by providing better solutions.
My early contact with WordPress
I worked with WordPress before, but I was unaware of its vast community that includes WP-Meetups, WordCamps, and learning channels. But, when I came to know how people work with the community, I totally amazed. 🙂 I never thought of such a great start with WordPress. And that was my best moment, and I grab the opportunity to explore, learn and support.
I learn how to set up a website in WordPress using MAMP and set up an online WordPress.com site. We are here 🙂 It’s easy to understand and easy to use. If you are new to the internet and want to go online, go to WordPress for your personal blog or an e-commerce store.
And I get a chance to join WordCamps, WCMeetups, and connecting with people.
First WordCamp which I attended was WCUdaipur January 2017, and if I could not make it visit WC, then I definitely go for WCMeetups.
Review my World of WordCamp/WordPress and Experiences: WCUdaipur 2017 WCMumbai 2017 WCAhmedabad 2017 - Volunteer WCNashik 2017 WCMumbai 2018 WCEU 2018 Volunteer WCAhmedabad 2018 - Lead Organiser WCKolkata 2019 Speaker - Topic PPT WCEurope 2019 Speaker at WPCafè WCVadodara 2019 Panel - Moderator on Topic "Career in WordPress" WCAhmedabad 2019 Co-organiser
In Ahmedabad, we organised Meetups, ones in every months, that includes WordPress and WooCommerce. With new topics and new speakers, that helps to grow and increase knowledge on WordPress even better.
Gradually, I got an opportunity to be a part of our first WordCamp, and it was an amazing experience at WCAhmedabad 2017 for the first time in Gujarat. I joined as a Volunteer, and selected for Creative part, decorating Selfie Booth, and whenever required. I enjoyed a lot being in a community.
This year, I am going to attend as a volunteer at WCEU 2018, if anyone is around, please contact me, I would be happy to meet you. 🙂
Early job experience
I am a self-taught artist and web-designer. I’ve never gone to the institute or any universities. I am a happy learner and will never stop learning in life.
My experience as a web-designer was excellent. I learn and research from the internet, also from my colleagues, I developed the necessary skills like HTML5, CSS3 and working with responsive design in early 2012. I’ve improved and worked for more than 2 years and was accomplished by my team.
Which online site was best for me?
I proudly mention here – W3 school. The school helps us with every small thing that is important for web designers. I found this so exciting and easy to learn.
Parallelly I started learning photoshop and CorelDraw. I also work as a freelancer in photo editing and learn a lot.
I’ve also started my studio called AKSA. Which secretly inspiring me to follow my childhood hobby. “To be a Teacher”
I started in early 2014:
AKSA, “Afsana’s Kreative Studio of Art.“
I enjoy sharing knowledge and help students, as well as adults, to learn new and easy techniques for creating Art.
I started from my home, and within a couple of weeks, we moved to the new studio place and followed my dream.
It inspires me a lot. I work and explore my knowledge of canvas paintings and participated in several exhibitions in my State ‘Gujarat.’
Volunteer in WordPress
When I started searching and knowing more about contributing to forums, I started attending forums at WordPress.com and WordPress.org site. Sometimes I only review forums to understand the customer’s requirements and read how volunteers are responding to that query. I am still learning and gradually progressing with my work.
Books in 2018
Here’s my early starting of the year 2018 – and more to come. I find myself refreshing to go with multi-books on a track…
- Art of dealing with people – by Les Giblin
- 10X Rule – by Grant Cardone
- The Magic of Thinking Big – by David Schwartz
- How to win friends and Influence People – by Dale Carnegie
- Customer service executive
list – More to come………….
In my personal life, I am an active and happy person, viewing for the opportunity to go out and explore the beautiful world. I like doing things like trekking, riding a motorcycle/car, climbing a mountain, and traveling. I love being with lovely jolly people.
Besides this, playing outdoor/indoor games; my all-time favorite activity – volleyball, badminton and of course Squash (If I get the proper play area 😛 ), I am a fitness freak. I am kinda photogenic, fashionista and always ready to pose 🙂
If you can’t find Fun in what you do, there’s no sense of doing it.
There is still more to learn…….and it never ends.
I love to learn new things. I enjoy solving problems, so I am here with WordPress and looking forward to contributing more.
Life always gives us a chance, if you fail, start again. So I am starting my new challenge, a new beginning, a unique opportunity with WordPress. But, of course, don't forget about hurdles and failure. "Roses has a thorn, but we still love to hold" Success is like Rose.🥀 We love to hold, but we must take care of thorns.
Helping with NGO – MULTIDOTS foundation
We work together to help and support needy people with education, basic living needs. We visit them, and distribute clothes and with children’s school admissions study fees.
Facing challenges in life is always a part of success –
I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying. I choose to see each obstacle as an opportunity to grow. I just enjoy being myself!
I enjoy reading books; books are the best friends, are the source of motivation, inspiration, success and knowledge builder.
Doesn’t matter which book you read, important is, you need to start with your inspiration.
Which one do you like to read? Novel, Action, Comedy, Cartoon, Animation, Fantasy, Love, etc.
Reading books gives strength and drive us to achieve the goal. So I believe,
‘Never give up on your Goal.’
No matter what, try harder ten-times to reach your goal. If you want to change something; change your way instead of turning goal.
I like to share some exciting learning, facts and short stories which I feel fantastic to read besides our busy schedule. Read and relax.
My second most exciting topic, “Language“;
Recently, I learn and explore new languages, some greetings in French and Turkish.
Let me share with you some in French:
- Bonjour (Hello)
- Bienvenue (Welcome)
- Salut (hi/bye)
- mercy (Thank you)
- bien (fine).
Ah! Great, you learned to say greetings in French today!
How do you like it? 🙂 Isn’t it interesting?
Let me know your comment below. I would be happy to hear.
Are you ready to learn more words? Coming Soon!