The King Of Tech Knowledge – Services You Can Use By Mayura

If you have been following Inspire to Thrive from the beginning, you will know Mayura: the king of tech and commenting. Mayura was one of the first bloggers I met. I was on the Blogger platform where he is today still. He probably has the best website on Blogger.

He is the most polite person I know on the internet. I have grown to know and love Mayura, my king of tech as I call him. He is so smart with all things technology.

Mayura has saved me countless hours doing work behind the scenes on the blog and other client websites for me throughout the past decade.

Furthermore, I highly recommend his services to you for your blog or website needs.

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The Interview

Why Did You Start Blogging Mayura?

Actually, I had no why when I start trying out blogging platforms and fell in love with Blogger. I was not aware of blogs at all. But I was a bit familiar with forums and have been answering questions based on computer problems.

I really loved the idea of blogging as I could have my own little space with more control over it. Plus, I feel it’s productive, as I don’t want to repeat the same thing over and over again as I did in forums.

Now it turns out to be an informative resource that people can make use of.

How old Were You When You Started Blogging?

I was 23 years, 1 month, and 16 days old. I can’t recall the seconds though.

How Did You Learn It All?

Enthusiasm drove me all the way.

Are There Many Bloggers In Your Country?

Yeah, there are many of them and most of the blogs I came across were written in our native language. They are very creative bloggers who possess different kinds of talents.

I was amazed when I found so much engagement happening over there even though their blog posts were not written in English.

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How Is The Internet In Sri Lanka?

As affordable smartphones hit the local market, the Internet became very popular among younger generations here. Prior to smartphones, we weren’t using mobile devices to surf the Internet as much as we do now. However, older generations are yet reluctant to embrace the new technology.

Right now, wireless mobile network connections are very reliable in urban areas. But we were experiencing some outages from time to time, as we are a bit away from the urban area.

Anyway, it’s getting better with the competitiveness of the telecommunication industry.

Can You Tell Us More About Your Country?

Just imagine the area of West Virginia, Lisa.

Sri Lanka is a small island and is most admired by travelers around the world due to its natural beauty, and the heritage enriched by Buddhism.

It was called “The Pearl of the Indian Ocean” too. The native ethnic group living here is Sinhalese, but we have a multi-ethnic, multi-religious and multi-cultural society.

I don’t think a few phrases themselves can make you feel about Sri Lanka. Just Google for it and I’m sure you would be fascinated by what you see.

Can You Receive Payments By PayPal In Sri Lanka Yet?

Not yet Lisa. PayPal has been restricted as a way to receive payments, but we can send payments through. As a freelancer, I had a hard time accepting payments from clients who lived overseas.

Not everyone is comfortable with using other payment systems as most are fond of PayPal. The best alternatives are Skrill (Formerly known as Moneybookers), Payoneer, Western Union, MoneyGram, and Bank Wire.

Does Your Family Read Your Blog?

My parents don’t know about it. My siblings and some of my cousins were dropping by my blog from time to time through the links being shared on Facebook and other social networks.

I’m grateful for the support I’ve been getting from my family as I’ve got enough freedom to keep on blogging.

What Do You Like Best About Blogging?

The best I like about blogging is BLOGGING itself. The whole process of researching and writing, connecting with bloggers/readers, tweaking the design, experimenting, blah blah and even dealing with spammers don’t make me overwhelmed.

It’s something I’ve been enjoying and feels like a part of my life by now.

What Formats Do You Make Websites On?

Well, it depends on the client’s requirements. Most clients prefer building their websites on Content Management Systems such as WordPress, Drupal, etc. for ease of management. But if I’ve got to build it from scratch, I’ll go for it too.

As a service provider, I believe I’ve got to be ready for all the possibilities and hence I keep learning. Mostly I’m getting requests to redesign and resolve technical issues on blogs/websites / social profiles.

Is Your Support Center In Blogger, Mayura?

As I was fond of forums, I thought of having one for my blog too. It’s powered by Get Satisfaction but linked directly to the blog.
Further, it’s about being organized.

Personally, I’m a bit uncomfortable with having off-topic queries as comments beneath posts as I find comments alone can be helpful for future visitors.

So I’ve found it’s a great way to address other types of questions that visitors have and helps the content including comments of the blog to be more relevant to the topic.

What Do You Plan To Do With All Your Amazing Knowledge In The Future?

It’s about doing something worthwhile. Knowledge doesn’t hold any value unless we use it. Isn’t it?

Currently, I’m on a personal goal to learn a few more technologies to offer more services for bloggers and businesses in the future by going beyond the freelance web designer/developer title.

Anything You Would Like To Add Mayura?

I’d love to send you a virtual hug for having me here and running through a pretty interesting interview Lisa 🙂 I appreciate the opportunity on adding something to the questions too.

Blogging is a wonderful experience when you believe in yourself and follow your style.

Don’t you agree?

Your Turn On The King of Tech

Have you come across Mayura in your blogging circle yet? Do you have a king of tech working for your blog? If you need his services you can contact him here.

Lisa Sicard
  • Adeel Sami says:

    Hello Lisa,

    Mayura is a great personality! I had spoken with him through social media and and I am quite inspired of him. 🙂

    By the way, I don’t see him around from a couple of months, do you know everything alright with him?

    ~ Adeel

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Adeel, he sure is! I saw him recently on Twitter and FB, he is A ok, he’s been doing some offline projects and such. He truly is amazing at everything tech… Thanks for coming by Adeel and have a great weekend ahead!

  • Scott Craighead says:

    Wow, that’s some interesting stuff. I don’t know how you hide your blogging life away from your parents. I do my blogging stuff almost 24/7. Just gotta get it off the ground and my mind won’t let me stop. But I’m proud of you for taking a step up and proceeding with the interview. Mayura, congrats! – Scott Craighead

    • Mayura says:

      Hi Scott,

      Oops… I’m really sorry for the very late reply! 😯

      Thank you so much for the kind words mate! 🙂 Well, my parents don’t know how to use a computer and never surfed through the Web 🙂 Else they could have spotted my blog already.

      Bloggers can be too busy. Can’t they? Sometimes I wonder how some bloggers even manage multiple blogs or do a lot of activity which seem they had to buy some extra time. Nothing is impossible 😉

      Thanks for coming by and checking out the interview Scott 🙂

      You have a fabulous weekend mate!


  • Sonia says:

    Awesome interview. I didn’t know you did that much stuff on your blog Mayura. Do you do this full time or do you work outside of your blog? I have another friend from India that I chat with from time to time, but I am not sure if he is in Sri Lanka. How long have you offering support on your blog?

    • Mayura says:

      Hi Sonia,

      Well, I had it online after few months of blogging dear 🙂 I’ve been offering help as I can since then, as t’s a great way to address off-topic questions.

      Ha ha… I’m a casual blogger, who just love blogging Sonia 🙂 I don’t like to call it full-time or part-time blogging ’cause it’s a hobby of mine that I’ve been enjoying throughout last 2 years. Dedicated into it. I don’t find I’m working there and I don’t like to push myself either.

      Yeah, I’m involved in a development project and work on freelancing projects too dear 🙂 My goal is expanding it and offering more services through my blog, so I can manage stuff myself there while being more independent. I’m working on it right now 😉

      Aha… If he’s from India, then he probably not from Sri Lanka 🙂 But he might know about my country very well as India is the country right above us 🙂

      Thanks for coming over to check out my interview Sonia 🙂 I’m glad to hear you enjoyed it. Of course, thanks to Lisa 🙂


  • Kenya says:

    Hello Mayura – Just vibing a tune of sunshine with you. How is living? Presence?

    • Mayura says:

      Hello Kenya,

      Nice to meet you here 🙂

      Ha ha… I hope you have enjoyed the interview up there dear. As you can imagine, I’m living peacefully here in a beautiful island 😉 Life goes on with wonderful milestones.

      Hope you are doing great over there!

      Thanks for coming over and checking out the interview Kenya 🙂


  • Excellent interview, Lisa!

    I have always wanted to start interviewing people but seems to be I’m always distracted doing so many different things. But one day I’m gonna…

    When I first started blogging, I’ve always see Mayura everywhere. And not only does he leave long and valuable comment, he also seem to be the first commenter. And so I was curious about this person and finally visited his blog. When he finally visited my blog, he was the nicest, friendliest, and the most polite.

    Mayura acts very matured for his age. I’m delighted for that. What a great young man! The kind of man I would like to introduce to my daughters. And so if he started blogging at age of 23 in 2011, he is 25 by now. Right? My oldest daughter just turned 26. And so he is young enough to be my son.

    Also, I didn’t know that Mayura is the age of your son. I thought they’re at the age of 10 or 11. See, I’m getting to know you more, young lady. This is great. I’m always learning something new from you.

    Over to Mayura, you’re great!!!

    I’m always learning something new from you. First time I read Sri Lanka, it made me think of Alaska. Dunno why. But it’s a beautiful tropical place, right?

    Sorry, I haven’t seen the video yet. I’m still in bed with my tablet, catching up with my friends blog…commenting at an ungodly hour. I woke up around 3 AM. And the first thing I grabbed was my tablet.

    Hubby is still asleep beside me so can’t play the video. Anyway…

    I love your Support page. Didn’t know it til Lisa introduced this on her interview. I left a praise message to you there by the way.

    Mayura, you are a true inspiration for us bloggers. I asked myself, if you are not making money blogging, would you still blog just for the fun of it and just for the fun of helping others? I know what your answers will be. And you are the true blogger. And I’m the same way for that reason. I love blogging and interacting with my friends online.

    Blogging keeps me sane. I don’t go out much and many times I’m stuck at home (and I don’t mind). With a few of close friends who keeps interacting with me makes a huge difference in everyday life.

    Communication is fun!

    Anyway, thank you for the eagerness of always wanting to help someone. You are absolutely terrific! A true gem. A great friend and supporter. I’m blessed having you as a friend. Keep up the great job!

    Thanks for the interview, Lisa. I wish you both a happy week!


    • Lisa says:

      Thank you Angela. Yes – Mayura is amazing with his comments. Well now we learned something about each other too Angela, I thought your children would be much younger too. And you awake around my time 🙂 I love the communication too in blogging Angela – find it therapuetic at times. Enjoy the rest of your week Angela. Did you decide on your logo yet?

      • Not quite. Now, I am asking Rob Cubbon (Designer in UK) about his opinion. I know he would tell me what I’m missing. I’m ready to hear his constructive criticism. I will continue to do my research…thanks for asking. 🙂

    • Mayura says:

      Hi Angela,

      Now you beat me here 😀 Wow… Is this comment longer than the interview Lisa?!

      Gosh… I act mature to my age? 😯 I’ve always thought I’m like a kid :mrgreen: I’ve never felt I’m younger than any of my friends online including you Angela 🙂 Many of them are in my mother’s age. But always felt like you all are in my age and treat ’em as friends. We are just like a family!

      I can’t deny the fact that I’m learning from you too Angela 🙂 You are an experienced graphic designer challenged by technology, but beat ’em all successfully and progressing. A game changer! We all got something to share and learn from each other. I love that!

      Well, it’s best to watch the video and think about the initial thought you had about Sri Lanka. I hope you did it already 🙂

      Thanks for your kind words and compliments Angela 🙂 I really appreciate taking your time to visit Support community and leave a praise there too. You see, here I’m the one with short comments. I just love to read all the thoughts about me here and I’m blushing while reading through your wonderful comment. I’m lucky enough to have you in my friend circle dear 🙂

      Now enjoy the rest of your week Angela 🙂


      • Wow…I finally see the video. Beautiful. The dance reminds me of Thailand. Even the costumes. Thailand is also a Buddhist country. However, I see Sri Lanka is close to India. Isn’t it India consider as Asian countries as well as the Pakistani, Indonesia…My grandmother on my father’s side, we all think she was either India or Indonesia because of her feature. The nose and the eyes. Even my dad looked Indian (from India…not the American Indian…LOL)

        Anyway…they’ve lost my grandmother’s certificate and so as my grandfather’s during World War II and so we couldn’t identify her origin. All I know is on my mother’s side, grandma is pure Spanish (from Spain)…so part of our descendants are Spanish for sure.

        Thanks for saying “felt like you all are in my age….We are just like a family!” That’s exactly how I feel too with all of my online friends and girlfriends.

        And as far as graphic design is concerned…so long as they have the CMS wordpress, I’m fine. Just make NOT code things coz this will bore me to death. LOL…anyhoo, looking forward to TGIF.

        Until later,

        • Mayura says:

          I’m glad you enjoyed the video Angela 🙂 You see, yet I have to explore my own country too. Hopefully in future as I start travelling 😉

          Yeah, India is an Asian country too dear 🙂 Pakistan used to be a part of India too.

          Woah… Lost the certificate? I wonder how people identified others before birth certificates come into play. Probably they could identify people and origin by looking at them, nah? 😉

          Indeed, we are like a family and see, I’m like the little brother of everyone, no? :mrgreen:

          You have a lovely week dear!


      • Lisa says:

        LOL Mayura, not this time. Do you remember that one – it was quite a while back. Have a great weekend there Mayura.

        • Mayura says:

          Ha ha… I can recall writing that comment and asking why my comment is not fit in Lisa :mrgreen: I had to split that.

          It was about Pinterest, no? Yeah, I think so 😉 Gosh… Am I too talkative? 😯

          You have a lovely week too dear! 🙂


  • Michael Belk says:

    Great interview Lisa, I do not know Mayura, based on his computer skills, he sounds like someone I need to get to know. I read a piece on him at another blog.

    He seems like a nice person. I am glad he is willing to help us non computer savvy people. I will take a look at his blog as well, maybe I will run into him as well. thanks

    • Lisa says:

      Thanks Michael, he is someone you should get to know. He is extremely polite and friendly too. Thanks for coming by to check this one out. Have a great week.

    • Mayura says:

      Hi Michael,

      Cool! Glad to hear you have enjoyed this interview and already read a piece on mine earlier too 🙂

      I really appreciate your kind words too Michael 🙂


  • Adrienne says:

    I finally made it by Lisa and Mayura, sorry I’m so late but what a great interview.

    It was really awesome learning more about you Mayura and I’d heard you were from Sri Lanka. Okay so I know how smart you are and how you’ve really helped so many of us out with your knowledge of blogging and tech stuff. I so admire how kind you are and just nice too. I like to call you the Tutorial King cause you do them so well. It’s people like you that make us appreciate this process.

    One thing I’m curious about Mayura! Where do you live in Sri Lanka and were you affected by the tsunami that hit your island back in 2004? That has to have been such a scary time, I can’t even imagine but knowing someone now that actually lives there. Wow.

    Thanks for sharing more with us about you and I so admire that you’re taught yourself so much for this. I can relate to that although I’m nowhere near your level of expertise. By the way, loved the video, really cool.


    • Lisa says:

      Adrienne, excellent question – I can’t wait til Mayura comes by to respond to it. It’s never to late to come by Adrienne. I hope your weekend is going well there and you got your provider issue all done so you can enjoy.

    • Mayura says:

      Hey Adrienne,

      No worries at all dear 🙂 I’ve been catching up stuff too. We all know how it goes with blogging, no? 🙂

      Ha ha… Well, I’m yet young to be a king. Don’t you think? 😀

      Woah… You knew it? 🙂 Gosh… It was the first time and terrible enough as we had no alert system to notify about it in first place. We can’t forget that day. Just after the Christmas (26th). Well, I live in Negombo and it’s really close to the sea too. Fortunately, our area didn’t affect much as other areas. No deaths but damages to the properties.

      That was scary indeed and even some trains with full of people were disappeared into the sea but yet no evidence of ’em. I just don’t wish such a disaster for anyone.

      Thanks for your kind words and wishes as always Adrienne 🙂 Well, Lisa decided to add a video and I’m really glad that everyone loved it too!


  • Tonya Stephens says:

    Hi Lisa,
    Thank you for sharing this interview with Mayura. I have seen him commenting on some of the blogs I visit but have never been introduced until now.
    He has done well with his enthusiasm in learning all of the techie side of blogging and websites. He must love it!
    Thanks so much,

    Hi Mayura,
    just wanted to say hello to you and it was very interesting learning more about you and your country. I have met several people from your country here in the US. One of them moved here as a child and she was a personal trainer at the YMCA.
    I am very impressed that you’ve learned all this technical stuff on your own. Looking forward to learning some things from your blog!

    • Lisa says:

      You are welcome Tonya. He is truly an amazing young man. Enjoy your day and week ahead.

    • Mayura says:

      Hello Tonya,

      I’m glad you have met some people from my country and I think you might have heard of Sri Lanka and what’s it all about 🙂 Ever thought of visiting here? 🙂

      Aha…. Well, not all the tech stuff but most of ’em Tonya 🙂 I know enthusiasm can do it to anyone. That’s what I love 😉

      Thanks for you kind words and coming over here to read my interview did with Lisa dear 🙂


  • Ehsan says:

    Hey Lisa, thanks for introducing us to a Sri Lankan blogger. He has a similar story as mine, but what I love most about him is that he’s the star in relationship building with other bloggers around the web. I’ve been noticing his comments almost on every blog I visit, you’ve got the community thing down, bro.
    Seems blogging is Sri lanka is a bit similar to blogging in Afghanistan 😉

    • Lisa says:

      You are welcome Ehsan. Nice to see you back here. He sure is awesome with the comments – I joked once that one of his comments was longer than my post 🙂 Thanks for comng by and your input on Mayura. Have a great Sunday and week ahead.

    • Mayura says:

      Hi Eshan,

      So you seen me in some places 😉 Well, it’s just I love to open up via my comments mate. I feel writing comments is easier for me than writing posts though 😀 lol…

      Thanks for checking out the interview and for your kind words mate 🙂


  • Cynthia says:

    Hi Mayura,

    Congratulations on your first interview. Lisa is awesome and has a way of making your feel at home. It was nice learning so much about you. I am sorry about the PayPal issue. I am one of those people as well that like to use PayPal because I know that it is safe and that I will get the service that I paid for or have an alternative if things don’t go the way they should. I think it is awesome that you have an alternative.

    I have met a few wonderful people from Sri Lanka. It seems like it would be an incredible place to visit. I wish you much success as you continue to grow your business.

    • Mayura says:

      Hi Cynthia,

      Thank you dear 🙂 I’m really excited and love reading the wonderful responses including yours here. Indeed, Lisa presented it very well 🙂

      PayPal is a real pain but glad we have some alternatives right now dear 🙂 I know what you mean, ’cause some of my clients don’t trust anything except for PayPal and we had to go for bank wire eventually.

      Aha… So you knew some Sri Lankans too 🙂 I hope you loved the video too.

      Thanks for your kind words and wishes Cynthia 🙂 I’m really glad to hear you have enjoyed the interview dear.


    • Lisa says:

      Thanks Cynthia 🙂 It does look like a wonderful place to visit, one place you haven’t been Cynthia? Hope things are going well with your move.

  • piyush001 says:

    shrilanka is not very big country but here also many intelligent people was leave.. and not any country depend about you but its depend on your mind and you take your country name as higher as you can..

    • Mayura says:

      Hi Piyush,

      Yeah mate 🙂 Sri Lanka is a small island. Well, I’d say everyone’s intelligent for some extent but varies for sure.

      I hope to do what I can for my country with my strength mate 🙂 Especially for those who need real help.

      Thanks for coming here to read and share your thoughts Piyush 🙂


  • Ryan Biddulph says:

    Really fun interview Lisa and Mayura 😉

    Having lived in Colombo, Sri Lanka for a month hearing Mayura speak about his homeland brings back fond memories.

    Thanks for sharing guys!


    • Lisa says:

      Glad you enjoyed it Ryan and I never knew you lived there for a month 🙂 Thanks for coming by to check it out and have a great weekend.

    • Mayura says:

      Hi Ryan,

      Wow… Really?! So you have been here 🙂 Nice to know that.

      Thanks for stopping by to read the interview and glad to hear you have enjoyed the interview mate 🙂


  • Viola Tam says:

    Hi Lisa,

    Thank you for bringing in Mayura. I have come to know him through his blogs. Although I am not one of his most loyal followers, I can vividly recall distinctly his style. His enthusiasm shines through his blog posts!! He also has a real talent in expressing ideas in a easy to understand, non-technical way.

    Mayura! We are meant to *meet* here again!! You have my ‘virtual hug’ as well. Thank you so much for sharing so much more of you. You have set a fine example for other younger people that excellence is through consistent serious efforts. I am so proud of you too!

    Keep shining and be the role model to many more! May PayPal be approved soon in Sri Lanka.

    Thanks, Mayura, from “The Pearl of the Indian Ocean” 🙂 Beautiful country indeed 🙂

    Thanks to you too, Lisa! Great idea bringing in such a young king 🙂

    Viola Tam – The Business Mum

    • Lisa says:

      You are welcome Viola. He sure is enthuasiastic and teaches us well in his tutorials. I hope he is able to access PayPal there too. Thanks for coming by and have a wonderful weekend Viola.

    • Mayura says:

      Hi Viola,

      Indeed dear 🙂 I can recall you had a long break with your recent loss and seems you are back in the game after the hiatus. Here’s my Virtual Hug for you too 🙂

      I’m thankful to Lisa for getting me share more about my personal aspect Viola 🙂 Hopefully I believe PayPal restrictions will be lifted very soon. Until then alternatives will do the job 🙂

      Thanks for your kind words dear 🙂 I really appreciate you taking your time to send me all the wishes on my way.


  • Susan Neal says:

    Hi Lisa,

    I was so thrilled when I saw the title of this post – no-one in the blogosphere deserves a shout more than Mayura. I feel very privileged to have met him online – in my humble opinion, he is one of the kindest, friendliest, most thoughtful people I know, on or off the web. We’re so lucky to have him in our blogging network.

    Mayura’s technical skills are amazing and I really value his ‘how to’ posts on techie issues – he’s very good at explaining things in a clear and simple way, and is always very encouraging to technophobes like me, who struggle with this stuff.

    I also love and value Mayura’s comments on my own and other people’s blog posts – they’re invariably a bit ‘different’, insightful, entertaining, and give us something to think and smile about.

    In fact, when I think of Mayura, I think of someone who always makes me smile – thanks so much for this post, Lisa, and thanks to Mayura for giving us some insight into his world. Thanks, too, for the beautiful video – makes me want to visit 🙂


    • Mayura says:

      Hi Sue,

      Well, but I should know that I can’t ice-skate on snow., right? 😉 lol…

      I’m lucky indeed to have you in my friend circle too Sue 🙂 I don’t really friend with many but I know I can count on ’em when I do.

      I’m sure you would be fascinated from what you find if you search more about Sri Lanka online dear 🙂

      What’s more left to say Sue? 🙂 All folks here already expressed all the kind and sweet words, and here I’m not the one doing long comments today.

      Thanks for all these kind and sweet words, and of course for the wonderful compliments dear 🙂 I’m drowning!


      • Susan Neal says:

        Get swimming, Mayura – wouldn’t want to lose you, my friend 🙂

        And speaking of friends, it’s quality not quantity that counts 🙂


        Skis – a pair of skis is what you need for snow 😉

        • Mayura says:

          lol 😀 I have to. But I need to learn how to swim first.

          You are right! 🙂 I’ve heard that people left with handful of real friends they can count on over the time. I hope we can amend that 😉


    • Lisa says:

      Hi Sue, I thought some folks would really enjoy this one as Mayura has helped out so many of us out. He is the kindest for sure online and off! He was one of the first bloggers I bet and we used to converse a lot on Twitter before he and I had comments on our blogs and before he graduated. I think he will go far in this world with his expertise and people skills. Glad you came by to check it out and have a great weekend Susan. (It looks like a beautfiul place to visit too.)

  • Evan says:

    That’s an interesting blogger thus i never hear of him! But still looks like worth reading! Thank for sharing the interview!

    • Mayura says:

      Hi Evan,

      I really appreciate enjoying the interview here and Lisa is best at presenting it mate 🙂

      Thanks for you kind words on that Evan 🙂


    • Lisa says:

      Evan, he is awesome, do check out his blog. You are welcome and have a nice weekend.

  • Pramod says:

    You are an inspiration for many bloggers not only in your country but also around the globe bro ! I have read some of your blog-posts and i enjoyed them .I’ve never seen a Sri Lankan blogger been interviewed until i read this post…you might be famous in your country ? isn’t it?


    • Mayura says:

      Hi Pramod,

      Woah… Well, I’m not that famous though mate 🙂 I wonder how many knows me either. I think World is much closer with the technology though.

      That’s very nice to hear you have been enjoying posts back there too mate 🙂

      Thanks for your kind words and compliments Pramod 🙂


  • Tim Bonner says:

    Hi Lisa and Mayura

    What a great interview! When it comes to tech or anything web-related Mayura is the go to guy.

    He’s helped me out so many times and I’m truly grateful for him giving us his expertise on Mayura4Ever!

    Sri Lanka looks like a beautiful place to live; so diverse and colourful.

    It’s always great to see his smiling face when he stops by to leave a comment.

    Happy Friday to both of you and I hope you have a great weekend.


    • Mayura says:

      Hi Tim,

      Now that’s something wonderful about blogging ~ Learning from each other. Isn’t it? 🙂

      Ha ha… Sometimes I comment on a post and think “Gosh… Have I used all my smiles in this comment?”. It’s good in a way so I can identify my comment at once 😉

      Give it a go Tim 🙂 You will find more interesting piece of information and media about Sri Lanka online mate.

      Thanks for your kind words and compliments Tim 🙂

      You have a successful Friday too!


    • Lisa says:

      Thanks Tim, yes he sure is. I could no longer “hide” him – LOL. I loved that video too. I hope you have a great vacation Tim and enjoy!

  • Sylviane Nuccio says:

    Wow, Lisa, with this crazy week of mine I almost missed that!

    What a fine young man. LOL, I had to laugh how he knew how old he was to the day when he started blogging.

    I’ll never forgotten when I first met Mayura. I had written a post about the health benefits of lemons on my travel blog, and since Adrienne had put a link on her post to that post, Mayura clicked on it and read it.

    He told me that while he wasn’t interested in this type of topics at all he loved the way it was written. So since then he’s been regular on my other 2 blogs, but the one he met me from 🙂

    He’s a fine young man, and this week he saved my butt as my hosting took my sites off line for CPU issues. He cleaned and fixed everything in my blogs back office.

    Thanks for introducing him here. I’m going to talk about Mayura on my next post, by the way 🙂

    • Mayura says:

      Hi Sylviane,

      Yet I’m recalling the exact time though dear 😀 lol…

      Aha… You remember every detail of it 🙂 That’s very nice of you to add the whole story here Sylviane. Indeed a lovely story to recall. Absolutely I’m fascinated by your writing and still do Sylviane 🙂

      Ha ha… That’d be another interesting story 🙂 I’m looking forward to it.

      Thanks for all your kind words and compliments dear 🙂 I’m really drowning in ’em here.


    • Lisa says:

      I’m so glad you did see it Sylviane, he sure is a fine young man! He is so smart and I think he will surely go far Sylviane. He is always so helpful to many of us online. I try not to ask him too often as he is so busy these days. I sure have learned a lot of technical things from him over the past few years we have been blogging. Have a great weeekend!

  • Barry Wells says:

    Hi Lisa, great interview with some fantastic questions 🙂

    Hi Mayura, good to see you over here and conducting your first interview, congratulations 🙂

    It’s nice to know more about you and the extent of what you do online, I never knew you had your fingers in so many areas of working online, fair play to you mate.

    I didn’t realise that getting payments was such an issue for some people, having PayPal available to me I automatically assumed that it would be available to everyone worldwide. Good on Enstine for supplying a link to a helpful post on getting paid 🙂

    You have some stunning scenery in Sri Lanka, thanks to the video for showing us some of your beautiful country.

    Just one question: Why haven’t you told your parents about your blogging? You’re very good at it and I should think they’d be very proud of your achievements 🙂

    Continue doing what you’re doing my friend, you’re helping lots of people and we all appreciate you Mayura 🙂

    Have a great weekend Lisa and Mayura,

    • Mayura says:

      Hi Barry,

      Thank you for the greetings mate 🙂 Indeed! I’m excited to do my first interview and to read such wonderful responses mate.

      Online payment was a big issue here especially for freelancers as many clients use PayPal Barry 🙂 Glad we have some reliable alternatives and of course, Enstine adding one to the list too.

      Well, adding video and images were done by Lisa 🙂 She really presented the interview very well as you can see mate.

      You know, not everyone find blogging as a fascinating idea Barry 🙂 I’m just securing my freedom to blog and I believe that’s the best way to go mate. I hope I’ll reveal my secret in future 🙂

      Thanks for your appreciations and kind words Barry 🙂

      You have a wonderful weekend too!


    • Lisa says:

      Thanks Barry, I have been wanting to know Mayura more as he is quite private online. He always focuses on us, right? It looks like a beautiful country indeed. I think one day he will show them and they will be SO proud. Have a great weekend too Barry!

  • Silviu says:

    Hi Mayura,

    1. I’m very glad to meet you. Sri Lanka? I heard a lot of beautiful things about this country. You are independent but integrated in the larger culture, spirituality and history of the indian subcontinent.

    2. “The process, the blogging itself”. This is what I like, too. Blogging is a fascinating domain and there is no wonder so many people try it. But it’s also difficult and time consuming and you need perseverance and patience until you get results.

    3. You have a forum on your site? What kind of forum? Technical one ? I’m always interested in forums … . However, I rarely join one because I need to know and trust the founders of the respective forum first. This time it would be interesting because you, as a person are interesting. It seems you inspire like and trust.

    Have a nice day

    • Mayura says:

      Hi Silviu,

      It’s my pleasure to meet you too mate 🙂 Lisa got me the opportunity here through this interview.

      Absolutely! We have different aspects being observed mate. Opinions everywhere from different directions.

      Well, I really thought about that answer and asked myself several times. But I couldn’t think of one thing specifically, instead of the whole picture. I think bloggers can relate to that 🙂

      Actually, it’s to manage different kind of technical and off-topic questions I’m getting at my blog. Almost all of them are technical questions 🙂 I like helping people that way too.

      Thanks for your kind words and thoughts on this interview Sylviu 🙂

      You have a nice weekend ahead!


  • raj says:

    Well this guy is great, saw him featuring almost in every blog i’ve ever visited. He is a great contributor to the blogging world. Happy that some small icelander guy have made it so big in the world of blogging, I am blogging since last 2-3 years and still struggling to find the right way. I wish you get all necessary services in your country soon so that other bloggers may also get inspired.

    • Mayura says:

      Hi Raj,

      Gosh… I’ve made the milestone of 2 years of blogging in this year mate 🙂 I’m quite new compared to other blogging friends. You are experienced than me too 🙂

      Being yourself will always lead you way and I’m sure you will make it Raj 🙂

      Thanks for all your kind wishes and words Raj 🙂


      • raj says:

        Thanks for your gentle reply buddy. May be I am a bit more experienced than you but I am still lagging when it comes to writing some quality content for my website. Before some time I used to write quality topics but was not able to garner traffic with it. Once I got my adsense verified by Google, I stopped writing informative topics & concentrated more on generating traffic into my website rather than looking for a quality article. I know its wrong but that is what I’ve done.

  • Lauren says:

    Well, I learned several new things today: Sri Lanka is the Pearl of the Indian Ocean and Mayura is as delightful as he is informative. I absolutely loved this interview. Thanks for sharing, Lisa. Mayura, you have a wonderful way of simplifying hard to understand concepts. Your enthusiasm is infectious. : )

    • Mayura says:

      Hi Lauren,

      Isn’t it wonderful to know something new and interesting each day? 🙂 I love that too dear. Well, you can find more amazing photos and videos if you search for Sri Lanka online.

      It’s really nice meeting you here and glad to hear you enjoyed the interview Lauren 🙂 Thanks for you kind words too dear.


    • Lisa says:

      Hi Lauren, glad you learned some new things, I love that about blogging. Mayura is awesome, isn’t he? I hope you are keeping cool Lauren and have a wonderful weekend! It looks like the temps will finally drop in this area of the world.

  • Gladys says:

    Hello Lisa and Mayura
    This is my first time on this blog. I found the share from Harleena on Facebook, so I decided to read the post.

    Mayura you seem like a very interesting person, and from what I have read so far, many of your friends have placed a great value on your expertise and your friendship.
    It is my honor to start connecting with both of you.

    This is ONE of the things that I love about blogging, we meet so many people from the four corners of the world.

    I will go to your site and read some of the post. Lisa I will do the same for you.

    Thank you both again

    • Mayura says:

      Hi Gladys,

      That’s very nice of you to come over here to read the interview and leave your thoughtful comment dear 🙂

      Indeed! We never know what surprises blogging have for us 🙂 I know, there’s more waiting for all of us.

      Thanks for your kind words and it’s really nice meeting you here Gladys 🙂


    • Lisa says:

      Hi Gladys, welcome to Inspire to Thrive. That is a great thing Gladys – how we meet people from every corner of the world. Mayura is a real gem and I am so glad to have met him and gotten to know him the past couple of years we have both been blogging. Hope to see you again and have a wonderful weekend.

  • Corina Ramos says:

    Hi there Mayura!

    Congratulations on your firs interview! It was great to get to know a little more about you :). I remember reading one of your posts after I read a comment you left here on Lisa’s post and I have been hooked since LOL.

    You definitely do deserve the title of King of Tech as I think you’re a guru of all things techie myself :). I was watching the video of Sri Lanka and oh my goodness what a breathtaking place you live in.

    I would like to personally thank you because the posts you shared have helped me and I’m a little more comfortable with techie stuff thanks to you :).

    Hope you both have a great day!

    • Mayura says:

      Hi Corina,

      Thank you dear and I’m excited for my first interview too 🙂

      Aha… I really appreciate nominating me for that awesome title, but I think I have to go a long way before I claim that title for me Corina 😉

      Well, that’s the magic of blogging Corina 🙂 Bloggers helping each others through their knowledge.

      I really appreciate all your kind words and compliments dear 🙂 Right now, I’m overflowing with ’em.

      You have a lovely day there too!


    • Lisa says:

      Have a wonderful evening Corina and glad you enjoyed the post on Mayura. He’s been amazing to me, I really thing he’s a genius 🙂

  • Hi Mayura – what a delight to see you here at Lisa’s blog 🙂

    Congratulations on your first interview and I think it couldn’t have been at a better place than here! I agree with Lisa – you ARE the King of Tech, at least for all of us who visit your blog and LOVE the informative posts you share.

    Mayura is one person who is always there to help others, and he is so-so liberal in his thoughtful comments and sharing everyone’s post. Not to mention the wonderful blogger that he is, which makes his blog one of the kind – the best one we know on a Bloggers platform. Yes, I did visit the forum section once, though didn’t stay on long there but I think it’s a great way to help those in need and also increase your interaction and visits at the blog.

    I can understand the Paypal issues and all that happens because there was a time we faced such problems in our country too, but it was resolved within a few months. I guess you already found good alternatives for that. I know your family doesn’t know about you blog, though once they do, they will be so proud of it and the work you do to help others. I loved the video, and yes, Sri Lanka is an awesome place as one sees and reads so much about it all over. We might just visit it one fine day, being so close by.

    Thanks for sharing more about such a wonderful blogger and dear friend with all of us Lisa. Have a nice week ahead, both of you 🙂

    • Mayura says:

      Hi Harleena,

      Nice to see you too dear 🙂 I appreciate suggesting King of Tech title, but I’m yet too young to be the king though 😀 lol…

      Interesting indeed how Lisa’s question line up got me sharing more about my blog and support community, including myself. It’s in my hope that I can tell about my blog to my parents at the right time too dear 🙂

      The PayPal issue is in the control of Government, and all the freelancers and online businesses here hoping PayPal will be approved as a way to receive payments sooner too.

      Thank you for all these wonderful compliments and you never fail to compliment enough Harleena 🙂


    • Lisa says:

      Harleena, I thought it would be a nice way to spend a summer day reading about Mayura from afar. I hope you have a great rest of the week too there.

  • Enstine Muki says:

    Interesting interview and thanks for it Lisa and Mayura

    Hey Mayura, we in Africa and Cameroon to be more specific have that same payment issue. It has been a serious case to me until I found Payoneer. I have checked and they cover your country. That’s a perfect solution to receive money online. I wrote a post on my blog how I cash out from Clickbank, CJ, etc to my Payoneer MasterCard. It’s been a real solution. I hope this helps you too

    Here is the article:

    • Mayura says:

      Hi Enstine,

      I’m familiar with your country payment issue as I had a client there too mate 🙂 It was resolved by communicating with banks and went to bank wire.

      I really appreciate you suggestion, so I can use Payoneer if I will have to deal with clients in your country 🙂 Thanks for the link too mate.


    • Lisa says:

      Enstine, I thought readers would enjoy learning more about Mayura 🙂 Thanks for your input on the payments too.

  • Donna Merrill says:

    It is so great to see you here Mayura on Lisa’s blog!

    I just loved learning more about where you live. It is such a beautiful place Mayura! Now I’ve known you for some time now and your blog is one I never want to miss. I’m not a technical person, but need to keep up to date on technical issues. You have such a great way to explain things. Then you go step by step so I can follow and change things up if I need to.

    You are doing a great service for your followers! And besides all the business stuff, your kind heart reaches across the globe. You are always willing to help your buddies and that is much appreciated.

    When people ask me technical stuff I tell them “you may try the rest, but go to the BEST….Mayura!”

    Many Blessings,

    • Mayura says:

      Hi Donna,

      I’m thankful for Lisa on adding the video, so everyone can get a better picture about Sri Lanka and what it holds 🙂

      I always believe we can learn anything if we wants to Donna 🙂 You did it several times too. Time to call you a techie!

      Thanks for your kind words here and recommending me for technical stuff Donna 🙂 That’s very kind of you dear.


  • Debbie says:

    Good day Lisa and Mayura; 🙂 I enjoyed reading this interview and getting to know you a little better, Mayura. Your posts are wonderfully helpful and I have learned much from you. Thanks for all you do! I was surprised to learn that you were able to customize your site so well on Blogger. That certainly proves your expertise. Hopefully one day, your parents will read your blog with pride. I wish you much success and look forward to your future offerings at Mayura4Ever.
    Great post Lisa and I loved the video too! 🙂

    • Mayura says:

      Hi Debbie,

      Well, the credit should goes to Lisa for constructing it with this kind of line up 🙂 I’m really glad to hear your enjoyed it dear.

      Thanks for your wonderful appreciations and I always admire your constant support Debbie 🙂

      You have a GREAT day too dear! 🙂


    • Lisa says:

      Hi Debbie, That video is great, looks like a beautiful island. He is truly amazing. Stay cool there Debbie.

  • Bren says:

    Whoa! Hey Mayura!! You just got drilled by the Queen! 😀

    This is fascinating learning more about you and Sri Lanka. I really like the video. Puts us right there with you. Is everything you know self-taught? Or did you attend school or lessons to learn? I see you are looking to offer more services in the future. Is this going to be your career? If so, I think you’ll do awesome! You know you’re my “go-to” person for Blogger and I recommend you to everyone I know. 🙂

    Great to see you hear Mayura!
    Thanks for this Lisa! It’s awesome to get to know more about your little “Tech Guru”. 🙂

    • Mayura says:

      Hey Brenda,

      Owh YEAH! 🙂

      Well, everything I know about and related to blogging is self-taught Brenda 🙂 Most of tech stuff learnt by myself but stuff such as programming was learnt from school.

      Of course! I’m learning more techniques and hence reduced my blogging frequency. It’s my plan to build and expand the business slowly around my blog, and I’m on it 🙂

      I really appreciate all your kind words and compliments Brenda 🙂 You have been always supportive!


      • Bren says:

        Mayura, I think that’s awesome you’re building your business and am glad to be on this journey with you as you build it! I’ll always be a fan, a supporter, and most of all… a friend. :mrgreen:

        • Mayura says:

          Thankies Brenda 😎

          I know it most certainly dear! 🙂 I don’t have many friends I can count on, but you are one of ’em :mrgreen:


    • Lisa says:

      Bren, I thought you and the readers here would like this on Mayura as he doesn’t tell us too much about himself or his country. He is really an amazing young man.

  • Mayura says:

    Hey Lisa,

    Thank you so much for the thought of interviewing me and exposing more about myself to the audience dear 🙂 You are always being supportive to fellow blogging friends and never fail to prove it.

    It’s really interesting how you got me with different kind of questions. This is my first interview and usually someone expects all about blogging or something. But here your flow is different. I’ve seen in in the previous interview too 🙂

    I must say I’m impressed with what you have done to bunch of text though 😉 Now that’s a lovely presentation with embedded images and a video.

    Looking forward to read responses and I really enjoyed my own interview here right now Lisa 😉

    Thanks again for having me and you have a fantabulous day there!


    • Lisa says:

      Mayura, thanks for agreeing to be interviewed. You come across sometimes shy and I wasn’t sure you would 🙂 I have one more question, why do your folks not know about your blog? I would think they would be so PROUD if they saw it. I sure would be! I loved the video on your country. The mountains look breathtaking! It always amazes me when we chat that you are so far away. Glad we met and thanks so much for the all the help you have provided me over the years.

      • Mayura says:

        Hi Lisa,

        It’s all my pleasure dear! 🙂 Ha ha… Yeah, I’m kinda shy too but writing is alrighty.

        Well, it’s hard to answer within few lines Lisa 🙂 Simply, I’d lose freedom to blog if I expose it to ’em. I believe it’s best in this way as I do manage blogging and working together. You know, some parents want children to do what parents wanna ’em to do, not what children wanna follow 🙂


        • Lisa says:

          Oh yes, I know what you mean Mayura, I hope someday you will be able to share with them and that they would be extremely proud. You will know when the time comes 🙂

          • Mayura says:

            I hope so too Lisa 🙂 I’m really proud of my blogging journey and how it changed my life by meeting wonderful friends.


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