One Year Anniversary & Giveaway

Wow, it's been a year (March 2nd) since I've started The Butler Journal. It doesn't seem like it has been that long. This is my one year blogging anniversary.Wow, it’s been a year (March 2nd) since I’ve started The Butler Journal. It doesn’t seem like it has been that long. It seemed like yesterday when I started blogging. Here we are, 112 posts later. My writing is getting better, and hopefully, I’ve been able to help educate some people. I am grateful to everyone who has supported my blog. I have had the chance to meet some terrific bloggers during this time.

Below is a screenshot of my first post “Hello World.”

hello world

That post was short and straightforward. As some of you know, I was able to complete the “Ultimate Road Trip” last July. It taught me a lot about dreams and making things happen. I haven’t been the same since I came back.

Since it’s my one year anniversary, I decided to do a giveaway for my readers. I am giving away two prizes. The 1st prize is $25 PayPal cash. The 2nd prize is a $10 Starbucks gift card. There are a lot of entries so make sure you check it out.

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Here are my top 10 commented on posts:

December Debt & Life Update

I discussed my debt update and talked about the things that were currently going on in my life.

2014 Goals

In this post, I shared my goals for the upcoming year.

10 Job Interview Questions You Should Be Able to Answer

In this post, I went over ten job interview questions that anyone should be able to answer. If you are interviewing in the near future, this post is a must-read.

Six Financial Mistakes I’ve Made

I’ve had my financial struggles over the years. I’ve made quite a few mistakes when it comes to money. Here are six of those mistakes. I don’t want you to do the same thing.

What is A Vision Board?

I’m a huge fan of Vision Boards. I wrote this post to educate others about them.

10 Lessons I Learned in My Twenties

I had a hell of a time in my 20’s. I can’t even blog about some of the things that went on during that time. In this article, I go over 1o lessons that I learned in my twenties.

7 Ways to Stay Focused

Staying focused can hard at times. In this post, I share seven ways that can help you stay focused.

Side Hustles

In this post, I discuss different side hustles that I’ve done over the years.

Savannah Georgia 

I lived in Savannah, Georgia for eight years. I had a great time there. In this post, I go over several things that you can do in Savannah.

January Debt Update

In this post, I share my January debt update.

*I haven’t given up on my debt repayment plan. Things happen. I just had to take a couple months off. I had an adventure with some black ice last month. The black ice won meaning that I had to get another car. Hopefully I will be able to start the plan back up in April.

What has been your favorite post to date?



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  1. Congratulations on your first anniversary!
    Susanna recently posted…Arance al MarsalaMy Profile

  2. Congratulations on your one year anniversary ! Today is my one month anniversary so I can imagine your pleasure. Keep it up !
    Paul Graham recently posted…Over Taxed ?My Profile

  3. Congratulations on your one year anniversary. I commend you for working to have no debt. And for teaching others!
    Leora Wenger recently posted…Mailing List Tips: Subscription Box and TimingMy Profile

  4. Reaching your first year as a blogger is a milestone worth celebrating. I congratulate you and wish much blogging success in the coming future Jason.
    Susan Cooper recently posted…Letting Go: Story (Podcast)My Profile

  5. Michael O'Neal III

    Congrats dawg!

  6. Happy Anniv, Jason! I hope you’ve been enjoying the ride. It’s been 5 years since I launched my 1st blog. I now have 3, so you can see it’s infectious!
    Doreen Pendgracs recently posted…a man of kindnessMy Profile

  7. Congrations on your first year anniversary. It sounds as if you’ve learned a lot and I can only imagine what you’re thirties hold for you

  8. Congrats. I just noticed your Atlanta post, so I’m going to read it now.
    Jeri recently posted…Writing Process Blog Hop #amwritingMy Profile

  9. Congratulations on one year of blogging. I wish you well with both your next year of blogging and your debt repayment plan.
    Donna Janke recently posted…Judging a Book By Its CoverMy Profile

  10. One year is a long time to be a consistent blogger. Congrats on hanging in there and sticking to it! Here’s to year two!
    Laurie Hurley recently posted…Ten Words You Never Want To Say At A Networking MeetingMy Profile

  11. Congratulations Jason!!! A great accomplishment, but then you’ve proven that you know how to set goals and achieve them.
    Debra Yearwood recently posted…How to Present DataMy Profile

  12. JaNay

    Congrats friend! You have always been a hustler and this is just another notch under your belt! Continued success love

  13. Tamra H

    As someone on the job hunt, I enjoyed the “10 Job Interview Questions You Should Be Ready To Answer” post!

  14. Kudos to you Jason on the milestone. One thing I’ll suggest to you is to plan a number of blogs ahead so you won’t feel pressure to maintain.

    Kind Regards,
    William Butler recently posted…Witness The Spectacular! Are You Missing Out On This?My Profile

  15. Bert

    Congratulations on reaching this milestone. I like your 10 Lessons I Learned in My Twenties post

  16. Well done Jason! Congratulations on being consistent with your branch and one year in blogging!
    BessieAkuba recently posted…Creative Inspiration :: Afronauts & 3 Things I Took Away from Amsterdam’s FOAM Photography MuseamMy Profile

  17. Wonderful accomplishment Jason! And I think you are improving all the time. Keep it up!
    Jacqueline Gum (Jacquie) recently posted…Picking Up The Pieces…Where’s The Justice?My Profile

  18. Happy Blogversary! I hope you have many more anniversaries, or Bloversaries to come. Congratulations!
    Haley Gray recently posted…Seth Rogen Talks About Alzheimer’s DiseaseMy Profile

  19. Rachel Cartucci

    Well I am new here but I am looking at your blog now and the 2014 goals post is really interesting. I’m trying not to set goals…I always disappoint myself. ha! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY.

  20. Congrats! I see greatness in your future 🙂
    Niekka McDonald recently posted…Are You Worth The Effort?My Profile

  21. Jason congratulations on your one year anniversary. I remember your first post. So you are making an impression on for working to have no debt. I will continue to stop by. Wishing you the best for the years to come
    Arleen recently posted…Ways to Make Your Mornings More ProductiveMy Profile

  22. Victoria Carlson

    My favorite post has been the “10 Lessons I learned in my twenties”. Such a great post and things to remember!

  23. 6 financial mistakes you made, because it made me realize you can still come a long way even if u have major slip ups and mishaps 🙂

  24. Melina Ramirez

    I like the post on missing out on college aid.

  25. I liked your post about spring break destinations. I’d love to visit Daytona Beach!

  26. Alexandru Rusu

    Happy Anniversary! 🙂