[UPDATED] It’s That Time Of Year When…


UPDATE: Thank You For All The Birthday Wishes!

Thank you to everyone for all the comments, emails, beers and pizzas you sent for my birthday. It was really touching to read some of the very heart felt messages!

I couldn’t have asked for more I can’t tell you how much I appreciate it on a personal level! Just check out some of the comments below!

The original birthday plan was to spend my actual birthday (Tuesday) relaxing at Rio Negro geothermal springs, then drink/eat at night followed by climbing/zip lining/tubing the next day (Wednesday).



Which was fine until you guys bought me a total of 58 beers and 4 pizzas!

And trust me I tried my best to drink all of them!


That resulted in waking up at 7am on Wednesday still drunk and unable to drive followed by 12 hours throwing up so we had to cancel the climbing/zip lining/tubing and go on the Friday instead – thanks guys :)




Here is a list of everyone that contributed to my destruction in chronological order :)

6x Beers

1x Pizza

1x Beer

Even with a full day of recovery it was an awesome birthday – thank you to every for helping make that happen!

It’s That Time Of Year When…

It only happens once a year, but it has happened every single year of my life without fail so far!

That’s right, today is my birthday!

I have managed to stay alive for a whole 10,227 days officially making me 28 years or 245,460 hours old today!

But this birthday is a first – it is the first birthday I will be spending away from friends & family :(

I was kind of nervous about that and feeling lonely but I have a friend from the UK who came out for my birthday & I will be surrounded by my Tico (Costa Rican) friends tonight.

Hopefully tonight will be fuelled with alcohol & great food which will lead to a morning dripping in shame & regret – British style!

Thank You To All My Readers

And last but not least I would like to say thank you to all of you lovely readers!

Thank you for your continued support of the blog & joining me on this journey – I will be back in action again next week :)

Or the week after depending how many beers you guys buy for me! eeek!


213 Responses

  1. 6.17.2014

    Happy Bday Matthew! Cheers.

  2. 6.17.2014

    First commenter! Happy Birthday!! :-)

  3. 6.17.2014

    Happy Birthday Matthew!

    Wishing you a great evening and another wonderful year :-)

    Sunny greetings from West Yorkshire,


  4. 6.17.2014

    Happy Birthday Matthew!

  5. Sheikh Ovais

    A very VERY happy birthday to you Matt! :)

    Wish you success and happiness… enjoy the night! ^^

  6. hydride

    First! Happy birthday man!

  7. 6.17.2014

    Happy birthday… :)
    Alcohol is not good for health…. We need you for a long time bro.. ;)

    • June 23rd, 2014 at 2:18 am

      Neither is driving a car but we all do it :P Thanks Logesh!

  8. 6.17.2014

    Happy birthday buddy :). Wish you lots of success. Tmr is my birthday :) brothers from another mother.

  9. 6.17.2014

    Happy birthday Matt! I’d buy you a beer, but only in person. That’s just how I roll.

    Thanks for all the vids and tutorials. I know what a pain it is to create, edit, and publish detailed things, because I sit in your exact seat, just in a different niche!

    All the effort pays off in the end.

    Enjoy the day!

    • June 23rd, 2014 at 2:17 am

      Then you better come to affiliate summit or the BHW conference :) Thanks Mike!

  10. 6.17.2014

    Hopefully you just made it to the quarter-of-the-way mark.

  11. 6.17.2014

    Happy Birthday Buddy, hopefully hangover not too bad

    • June 23rd, 2014 at 2:16 am

      It was terrible, just like it should of been :p Thanks Robert!

  12. 6.17.2014

    well we do have something in common my birthday is the 20th

  13. 6.17.2014

    Have a good one mate… Enjoy the beer.

    Not far off the big 3-0 now, all downhill from there so make the most of the next 2 years. ;-)

    • June 23rd, 2014 at 2:15 am

      I’ve been pushing 30 for 3 years already I’m good :P

  14. 6.17.2014

    Happy b-day bro! You deserve it! All your hard work and reviews are greatly appreciated! Keep up the good work. Would love to chat with ya some time.

  15. 6.17.2014

    Happy birthday man! Make it a night to remember! (Or one you can’t, haha)

  16. 6.17.2014

    Happy Birthday!

    It’s a pleasure to get updated regularly with you very informative posts.


  17. 6.17.2014

    Wow, 28 and doing a fantastic job.
    Happy birthday.


  18. 6.17.2014

    Happy Birthday!

  19. 6.17.2014

    Happy Birthday! :D may g** bless you :)

  20. 6.17.2014

    I have sent you a beer!


  21. 6.17.2014

    Happy BirthDay my Dear Friend.

  22. 6.17.2014

    Happy Birthday, coach! I always follow your blog so that by the time I formally launch my site it will be a blast!

    Anyways, enjoy your 28th year on earth.

    Sorry, I can’t buy a beer for you..next time, I’ll definitely buy one truck of beer for you. LOL

    Happy birthday!

    • June 23rd, 2014 at 2:09 am

      Thanks John, good luck with you ventures in the near future :)

  23. 6.17.2014

    I saw there is Beer and Pizza and all that…but

    There is no Bail Money option on there, which means you aren’t doing it right

    • June 23rd, 2014 at 2:09 am

      LOLOLOLOL why didn’t I think of that, awesome! Thanks Wraith!

  24. 6.17.2014

    Happy BirthDay MW.. Enjoy! :D

    Hey, how can get an avatar to go with the comments ?

    • June 23rd, 2014 at 2:09 am

      Thanks – you just need to sign up to gravatar with that email address :)

  25. 6.17.2014

    Happy B day mate.
    Enjoy the beer.
    Cheers Mattias

  26. 6.17.2014

    Happy Birthday Matt!

    Wishing all the very best of fun and good times and a whole bunch of memories!

    Warm Regards!

    Matt from http://www.travelscape.co.za

  27. 6.17.2014

    Happy birthday to my English SEO friend from your Scottish SEO friend. Have a beer on me mate! :-)

  28. 6.17.2014

    Many Happy Returns of the Day !

  29. 6.17.2014

    Happy birthday Matt.

  30. jay deals

    Thank you for sharing your tier 1 strategies with the world. Enjoy your birthday

  31. 6.17.2014

    Happy Birth Day ….

  32. 6.17.2014

    Happy birthday bro . have a big blast . and drink too much . and have a awesome hangover .

  33. 6.17.2014

    Happy birthday mate!
    I cannot send a gift or something but I can send blessing to your success. Keep sharing more, learning more and the universe will be on your side.

    I see something special inside of you, I see greatness within you.

    – Vikas

  34. 6.17.2014

    Happy B day Matthew, Have a blast

  35. 6.17.2014

    happy birthday Matthew you are the best

  36. Peter

    Cheers Matt

  37. Patrick

    Happy Birthday Matt! :D

  38. Chris

    Happy Birthday Matt! :)

    Btw just saw your mobe affiliate link. I was thinking about joining them too for weeks now but didn’t know any insider I would trust. Maybe you could cover it in an article :)

    But for now, enjoy the party and have a good time!

    • June 23rd, 2014 at 2:00 am

      I’m working through the system right now to publish a full case study :)

      Thanks Chris!

      • June 25th, 2014 at 7:09 am

        I’ll also be quite interested in seeing the MOBE write up.

  39. 6.17.2014

    Many Happy returns of the day!

  40. 6.17.2014

    Happy Birthday Matt!

    I’ve never commented before despite being an avid reader for quite some time, always coming back for knowledge and inspiration.

    Thanks for all the great information, keep up the great work and enjoy yourself. You deserve it!


  41. 6.17.2014

    Hi mathew,

    Happy Birthday to you boy. Have a great life buddy.

    As far as Alcohol is concern, I don’t think it to be a positive choice either in a religious manner or ethical one.


    • June 23rd, 2014 at 1:59 am

      I’m pretty sure that Jesus bloke loved the red wine! Thanks =D

  42. 6.17.2014

    Hey Matt, happy birthday. Have fun

  43. 6.17.2014

    I have best wishes for you.I bought gift for you and even sent my info at your email.It will awesome instants for me when I will see my site link on your post.


  44. dgerryd

    Happy B-day Mathew enjoy the food and beers :)

  45. 6.17.2014

    Happy Birthday Matt! Hope you have a blast!

  46. 6.17.2014

    Happy Birthday Matt. Stay save and may G** Bless you over the next year!

  47. 6.17.2014

    Although drinking is not my game, I wish you a very splendid and Happy Birthday!!!

    cd :O)

  48. 6.17.2014

    Have a good birthday party, buy you a drink when I get my invitation (LOL) …… :)

    • June 23rd, 2014 at 1:46 am

      You can catch me at affiliate summit or BHW conference :)

  49. 6.17.2014

    Great ) There’s not enough binge drinking in the blogoshere )

    Happy birthday! I’m glad to buy you a beer. Next round is on you? ;)

    No link required thanks )

  50. 6.17.2014

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Enjoy it

  51. 6.17.2014

    Happy birthday Matthew ;)

  52. 6.17.2014

    Have a great and happy birthday, Matthew..!

  53. Buddy

    Congratz Matthew!

  54. Bashkim

    Hey Matthew, happy birthday and wish you all the best!

    I’m glad we share the same birthday, may we both celebrate a lot of happy ones! Cheers!

    • June 23rd, 2014 at 1:43 am

      Thats pretty cool what year were you born? Maybe your a distant clone =D

  55. 6.17.2014

    Happy birthday mate. Cant wayt for your next post, but for now i think you should drink heavily!

  56. 6.17.2014

    Hey bro, Happy Birthday!
    I just celebrated my birthday yesterday, 16 of June.

    Have a great one!

    • June 23rd, 2014 at 1:43 am

      Ooo so close! But what year? Hope you managed to cause some trouble =D

  57. 6.17.2014

    Haha happy birthday Matt, hope there’s somewhere there you can get a decent fry up the next morning!

  58. Charles Floate

    Happy Birthday man! Wish I could donate but PayPal are being b******* and decided to Limit my account this morning – #Win =.=

    • June 23rd, 2014 at 2:05 am

      I think they call that standard. Nothing new there :P

  59. TriggerIM

    Lol, beers for backlinks.. Great idea! Happy birthday!! :)

  60. 6.18.2014

    Happy Birthday Mathew. Continued success.

  61. Michael Akinlabi


  62. 6.18.2014

    Happy bday matt from a faithful reader in Nigeria

  63. 6.18.2014

    Happy Birthday Matthew :)

  64. 6.18.2014

    Happy Birthday!

    (am I the first?)

    • June 23rd, 2014 at 1:41 am

      Unfortunately not I was too sick to work :P Thanks Ferzy!

  65. 6.18.2014

    Thanks 4 all your great content !

  66. er0ck

    Happy B-Day Matt !

    • June 23rd, 2014 at 1:40 am

      Thanks er0ck, which when you first glance at it says says something completely different, or I’m still drunk!

      • er0ck
        June 26th, 2014 at 12:34 pm


  67. 6.18.2014

    Belated Happy Birthday…MY friend..Keep Growing

  68. 6.18.2014

    Happy birthday Matthew,
    May you age towards perfection!

    I’m a big fan of yours. Keep writing! :)

    • June 23rd, 2014 at 1:40 am

      Thanks Amir! There is no such thing as perfect though :)

  69. 6.18.2014

    Happpy Birthday brooooooooooooooooooooooo, Congrats for your successful blogging career

  70. 6.18.2014

    You’ve even allowed for 365 and a quarter days in each year. I won’t comment on how that’s still an approximation as I don’t want to look like a geek.

    Happy Birthday.

    • June 23rd, 2014 at 1:39 am

      I think you already went full geek with this comment :P Thanks Barry!

  71. 6.18.2014

    Happy bday Matt, have a wonderful bday! I bought you pizza instead of beer, people will give you beers anyway so I give you something different ;)

    • June 23rd, 2014 at 1:39 am

      Much appreciated Dita, I was going to get the Pizza Wednesday lunch but my stomach wouldn’t allow it :P

  72. 6.18.2014

    Happy birthday Matthew! hope you had a great one :)

    • June 23rd, 2014 at 1:38 am

      I was fine until that pesky sleep made a hangover :P Thanks Yasman!

  73. 6.18.2014

    I moved away to Malta last year and spent my first birthday away from friends & family. You’ll have an absolute blast!

    Good luck with the hangover.

    • June 23rd, 2014 at 1:38 am

      Not enough luck existed in the world on Wednesday unfortunately =D

      Thanks Greg!

  74. 6.18.2014

    Feliz Cumpleaños then, Matthew! :-)
    Enjoy your day and have a drink for me too.

  75. 6.18.2014

    Happy birthday from Malaga Mathew!! I hope you have a great time ! :D

  76. 6.18.2014

    Hey, happy Birthday…
    If we buy you beers… are we going to be able to see drunk pictures too??…
    that would be fear enough!!

  77. 6.18.2014

    Happy birthday!

  78. 6.18.2014

    Happy Birthday Matthew. Have a lovely day


  79. 6.18.2014

    Happy birthday Mattheyw! I hope you’re enjoying yourself and had a great day :).

    • June 23rd, 2014 at 1:35 am

      It was a relaxing day followed by a painful day =D Thanks!

      • June 23rd, 2014 at 7:39 am

        Hahagood for you, then I guess it was worth it :).

  80. 6.18.2014

    Wish you happy birthday man! I hope it’s full of awesomeness! And much more money! :)

  81. 6.18.2014

    Great, belated wishes for your birthday. Keep continue blogging, write more content, g** bless get more better future.

    • June 23rd, 2014 at 1:32 am

      Thanks for the birthday wishes – I promise I will =D

  82. 6.18.2014

    Happy birthday Matt! Have a good one.

    I’ve sent some money over to help with your hangover.

    • June 23rd, 2014 at 1:31 am

      Thanks Craig – I only spent all of Wednesday dieing!

  83. Andy

    Happy birthday! Wish you more success and money :)

  84. 6.18.2014

    Happy B-day Matt!
    Hope you come back to blogging soon :P

  85. 6.18.2014

    Happy birthday mate have a great one take a couple of days of work. Enjoy yourself

    • June 23rd, 2014 at 1:29 am

      Actually I took the past 2 weeks off but back in the saddle again today :) Thanks Prince!

  86. 6.18.2014

    Happy and healthy wealthy Birthday Matt, my best wishes for you

  87. John Lee

    Happy Birtyday to you:)

  88. 6.19.2014

    Will you publish birthday money received in your income report?
    Curious how many suckers you got here.

    • June 23rd, 2014 at 1:25 am

      I hadn’t considered it but wouldn’t call anyone that took the time & thought to buy another person a birthday gift a sucker

    • June 23rd, 2014 at 1:57 am


      Suckered again with the old “price of a beer for an in content link from a PR3 site.”

      I really should think these things through.

      • June 23rd, 2014 at 2:28 am

        I didn’t say it would be dofollow – thats naughty!

  89. Happy birthday, dear Matt! I wish you to be very happy in your new living place and country! And happy party today, of course!

  90. 6.19.2014

    Hey Matthew,

    Happy Birthday! I wish moving you have nothing but blessings and prosperity. Thanks for your wonderful support through this blog. Keep up the good work!

  91. Rohan Bhardwaj


    May you be blessed each day with more love and successes.

    No matter if you are physically away from your family, your bond will grow because of this.

    Celebrate man, happy birthday!!!

  92. 6.20.2014

    HBD Bro, though am not online since last three days, this is for june 17, pls forgive i couldn’t make it on 17.

    • June 23rd, 2014 at 1:16 am

      No worrys thank you for reaching out and extending my birthday =D

  93. 6.20.2014

    happy birthday matt, have a great night \m/
    I’m from Indonesia and sorry I cant give you any beer, cause I didnt have any credit card or paypal yet. bless you

    • June 23rd, 2014 at 1:15 am

      Don’t be sorry – thank for your the comment. I’ve never had wishes from Indonesia before!

  94. 6.22.2014

    Hey Woodward,

    I’ve been hearing your name since last week and finally i managed to read your blog. To be honest, you are simply awesome, the best part of your blog is that you publish income reports which is very motivating.

    I hope i’ll continue reading your blog. By the way, it’s too late but Happy Birthday!

    -Siraj Wahid

  95. 6.22.2014

    Dont die drinking too much!!

    • June 23rd, 2014 at 1:01 am

      Define ‘too much’

      • June 23rd, 2014 at 1:27 am

        The act of drinking too much pickles the body which, while killing you in the short term ultimately results in your body existing for an extended period.

        Surely this is a step forward in the battle to find the Holy Grail?

  96. 6.23.2014

    It’s always 5pm somewhere! Thanks Mark!

  97. 6.23.2014

    Cheers Joe it was a blast!

  98. 6.23.2014

    Haha she is my friend from the UK :) Thanks Gurjit!

  99. 6.23.2014

    Happy birthday! And congratulations on moving to a proper football country ;)

    • June 23rd, 2014 at 5:50 pm

      Haha thanks =D We’ll see how the Rica/England game goes tomorrow!

  100. 6.23.2014

    Hopefully in April 2015 after 6 months in Thailand :)

  101. 6.23.2014

    Are you still accepting beer from us even if your birthday is over? If so how can we buy you one ?

    • June 23rd, 2014 at 7:58 pm

      I don’t think I can handle any more beer thank you – just a nice comment would be great thanks :)

  102. 6.23.2014

    Dude! If I had known buying you a beer for your birthday was an option, I would have been all over it.

    I will catch you next year for sure.

  103. 6.24.2014

    A very happy birthday Matthew :)
    Wish lots of success ahead (y)

  104. 6.25.2014

    Happy belated birthday Matt! It’s cool to know that we share the same birthday =D

  105. 6.26.2014

    Hey bud happy birthday! Bought you a beer but no link :( Hope you had a good one though

    • June 27th, 2014 at 3:20 pm

      No worrys I took it down :) Thanks for the birthday wishes!

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