A litte bit more about me

matt and birds of tokyo

A lifetime of firsts on the Internet.

1980s

  • Born in 1982
  • Used first computer  in 1987

1990s

  • Wrote first computer program in 1993
  • Built first computer in 1998
  • Built first website in 1999
  • Made first search query on Northern Light in 1999
  • Hosted first website on Geocities in 1999

Noughties

  • Created first paid website in 2000
  • Started Dot Com career in 2001
  • Hit first commercially competitive keyword ranking in 2002
  • Put first paid ad live on Overture in 2003
  • Made first auto-responder campaign in 2004
  • Actioned first “squeeze page” in 2005
  • Implemented first A/B test in 2006
  • Purchased first property in 2007
  • Created first social media campaign in 2009
  • Received first redundancy in 2009

The teens

  • Executed first technical SEO audit in 2010
  • Earned first legitimate “non-spammy” backlink in 2011
  • Joined the Finder Rocketship in 2012
  • Hustled a gig from Birds of Tokyo to the office in 2015
  • Started blogging again in 2017