One Year of Maybe After Brunch

As of today, my third blog, Maybe After Brunch is officially one year old! I wanted to make a post not only to thank everyone who has read, commented, or subscribed to the blog, but also to share three things that I have learned over the past year about blogging and creating content!

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If you feel something isn’t right, it’s not.

No joke, I started 2019 off thinking that I was going to turn my blog more into a marketing or blogging blog. Although it was fun to talk about the topics I have studied for so long, Maybe After Brunch was beginning to feel like I was creating content for others, and not myself. That is when I decided that something had to change, and I went back to writing about what I wanted to write about. Surprisingly, it seems that you guys are more into reading a variety of topics as well!

Perfection is not realistic

Even when I first started blogging, I was always concerned with creating a perfect blog. I wanted the perfect photos, layout, content, everything. As you may have noticed that is not how we do things around here. This blog is all about just doing what I want to do, and even though things will have a little change here and there over the next few months, this is still a real blog that is worked on in real life.

Social media is not that important

A few months ago I realized that social media just wasn’t that important to Maybe After Brunch. The only social media that I really focus on is Pinterest because it drives such amazing traffic. In terms of platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, they are fun to play around on, or primarily to check out memes of Baby Yoda, but my focus needed to be on the blog, and that is exactly what I was able to do!

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  1. January 1, 2020 / 11:04 am

    Happy New Year and Happy One-Year Blog Anniversary, Ashlee! I’m so, so happy that I came across your blog when I started blogging almost six months ago, and you have been and continue to be a huge inspiration! I always enjoy reading your blog and will continue to be a loyal reader. 🙂

    You are so right. I still feel myself trying to make everything “perfect’ and the reality of it is, it’s never going to be truly perfect. However, it will be real and reflect who you are, and often that’s all readers really want!

    P.S. I love Baby Yoda/The Child memes! Ahh, they are so cute!!

    • ashleestuart
      January 2, 2020 / 4:03 pm

      You are too sweet! I appreciate that so much! Since I have come to term with not being perfect, everything has been so much more enjoyable.

  2. January 1, 2020 / 2:29 pm

    Ahh, congratulations on your blogiversary, Ashlee! Happy New Year <3

    • ashleestuart
      January 2, 2020 / 4:03 pm

      Thanks so much! Happy New Year to you as well!

  3. January 1, 2020 / 4:13 pm

    Happy 1 year! I personally always love more personal posts but also love that your blog is a mix of everything. You got me wanting to focus more on my pinterest strategy in 2020 🙈

    • ashleestuart
      January 2, 2020 / 4:05 pm

      Thanks so much Kayla! You totally should, Pinterest is amazing to get your content seen!

    • ashleestuart
      January 2, 2020 / 4:07 pm

      Thanks so much Nina!

  4. January 2, 2020 / 3:08 pm

    It’s interesting what you wrote about twitter and instagram. Every time I stumble upon a blog post with tips on blogging I read about engaging on twitter and instagram. I hate being there, I rarely post anything and I feel like I’m loosing traffic. Thanks for suggesting pinterest, I’ll try it out.

    • ashleestuart
      January 2, 2020 / 4:09 pm

      You definitely should, the people who use Pinterest are looking for the type of content blogging provides. Since I quit focusing on social media platforms like Twitter and Instagram, everything has been so much easier!

  5. January 2, 2020 / 3:59 pm

    I completely agree! Although I love posting photos on Instagram and being creative, I find when I start thinking it’s the most important thing for my blog, it becomes a lot less enjoyable. I agree- if you feel something isn’t right, most of the time your intuition will know!

    • ashleestuart
      January 2, 2020 / 4:11 pm

      I’m hoping that I can get back into the mindset of wanting to post on it this year. It has been so nice to have a break to focus on my blog!

    • ashleestuart
      January 6, 2020 / 5:52 am

      Thanks Jessica!

  6. January 6, 2020 / 12:32 am

    Happy blogiversary!! You’ve done so much in a year and left such great tips for other bloggers. Can’t wait to see what you do with this blog in the coming year!

    – Avalon from

    • ashleestuart
      January 6, 2020 / 5:53 am

      Thanks so much! I have quite a few things planned that I am really excited to share!

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