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Time to Move On

January 8, 2024


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I’ve thought about throwing in the towel. Is this blog really worth investing in every week?


Who reads this blog anyways?

It’s too niche specific.

I’m not connecting with my audience.

My posts are too long, and probably no one reads them.

I’m shooting myself in the foot by not engaging in social media.

The above thoughts and a host of other questions and doubts fill my mind.


When I first heard about blogs, I thought, “What a silly thing to do! How trivial!” Little did I understand at that point the thought and care needed to write a blog post. To me even the word “blog” sounded ineloquent like a big “blob” of words splatted on a page like school cafeteria mashed potatoes glopped on a lunchroom tray.


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So why did I start something that seemed silly to me at first? I saw the power of words and the ability to potentially help others. Helping others is really what this space is all about, not to mention the ways this blog has helped me to grow. Do I have all the answers? A hearty “no!” But I’m learning so much every day and am excited to share.


Am I really going to quit writing blog posts? At this point, the answer is no. That would be quitting when the going got tough. Am I seriously and prayerfully evaluating my blog and even my business? A resounding “yes!” is my answer.


What does this mean moving forward? I realize that most blog readers are very busy people. With that in mind,


1.       My posts will be shorter and to the point.

2.       Major ideas will be highlighted in some way for quick scanning.


 

This post is a bit raw as I have pulled back the veil covering my thoughts. I feel exposed and honestly am a bit scared.


Dear reader, please (pretty please?) leave me a comment in the comments below! You do not have to be a subscriber to this site to leave a comment. Maybe consider writing something along these lines:


  • What content would you like to see on this blog?

  • Is there something on this blog that has been a help to you?

  • Any other suggestions for this blog?


Truly, I would treasure your words!


A humble and heartfelt thank you to anyone who will share his or her thoughts!


-Ashley


Personal Disclosure

As the author of Ashley Qurollo Blog, all opinions are my own. Any possible applications are universal in nature, not directed at any one individual or people group. My sincere desire is to help others by sharing what I am learning. Nothing stated on this blog is ever intended to hurt others. Ashley Qurollo, owner of Ashley Qurollo Blog and Website, is not held liable in any way for any application of the ideas and thoughts stated here.


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May 09

Hi! I just came across your blog, although my adult daughter has followed you for awhile. The little of your blog that I have had time to peruse so far has been beautiful. I wanted to encourage you to continue doing what you are doing, if you believe God has called you to do it! I can empathize with your doubts and questions in this article as I also have a website/blog and wonder if it is worth it at times. I like the writing and helping others aspect, but I am not so excited about the technical aspect, including trying to figure out how to get people to see it. Keep up the good work! Jen Griesbach myhomeschoolingabcs.com

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Jen,

Thank you for taking time to visit my blog and also share such an encouraging comment! I'm honored that you and your daughter would visit this space, and I hope it's been a blessing to you. I look forward to checking out your blog. Thank you for sharing your website!


I'm learning that often the best and most rewarding things in life don't come with a dollar attached to it. This blog has done more to develop me personally and professionally than even my many years in higher ed. I'm also humbled by the many people who have reached out to me and shared that the simple thoughts here have blessed them.


Blessings to you and your work as…

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Jan 17

I recently found you (I think through LinkedIn), and I think your blog and YouTube channel are SO BEAUTIFUL! I don't always see your posts, but I love them when I do!

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Thank you for such kind comments! I'm blessed to know you have enjoyed my content. I hope it's an encouragement to you!

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Jan 11

Hello! I haven't been following your blog for a long time, but I have appreciated things you shared. I was actually thinking about you this week as I was at a church music seminar. An emphasis of the seminar was the need for good songs to be written. I appreciate the songs you have written, and it is also a blessing that you have them available for others to use!


I would like to see more on your blog about music. Something I want to work on musically is arranging piano accompaniment for singing. If you have thoughts to share on that topic, I would love to hear them!


Creating content to share online is work. I pray that yo…


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Leona,

Wow, what a blessing to open up my blog online and find your sweet comment waiting for me! I am humbled that you would think of me while at a church music seminar...sounds like something I'd love to attend!


Yes, I heartily agree that we need more beautiful, simple, scripturally-sound Christian songs. Personally, I like to write all of my songs based on a passage of scripture. That steers me in the right direction and keeps the focus on God and His Word. I am humbled and thrilled if anyone would see value in the music God gives to me and use it for personal or corporate worship.


Thank you for your thoughts on sharing more about music on…


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Jan 10

Hello Ashley! I too, am a frequent reader although at times, I will sometimes miss a few articles and catch up several at a time.😅 Your writing is honest, encouraging and refreshing to me. I’m sorry it’s discouraging for you at times. It seems like you have a good plan to experiment with going forward. My advice would be to keep writing if it meets a need that you have; if it’s a good outlet for you and it’s blessing some readers then go for it! ❤️ That said, I know it’s time time consuming for you and I will pray the Lord gives you peace and wisdom.

Much Love,

Jenifer

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Jenifer,

I am glad that you find my writing honest and encouraging! That encourages me. One of my main goals is to be open with people, not pretending to be someone I'm not really. When people pretend to be someone they are not online, that bothers me.


Thank you for encouraging me to keep going! Yes, this blog helps me so much. I read a quote this week that reminded me that sometimes the outcome is not what is important; the growth that happens personally during a process or project is what is truly valuable. I appreciate your wisdom and prayers for me going forward. Though change is painful, I believe the Lord has given me wisdom for a simpler…


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I read all your posts, Ashley! Thank you for sharing your heart for the Lord, your home, and your sweet family. The only change I can think of suggesting is that you might change your font to a more standard, non-italic one (like Times New Roman or similar) - I know that would make it easier for me to read. I do often find while reading your posts that I am encouraged to love my children more and be more thoughtful about my home, and I appreciate that. I know that the Lord will give you guidance as you seek Him for the future of this site!

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Casey, thank you for your insightful comment about the font! That is an excellent observation. I will see what I can do to change the font. Thank you for your kind words. My heart is blessed to know this blog was a blessing to you in some small way! I have long admired your gentle mothering.

With a grateful heart,

Ashley

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