by Phoenix A. Desertsong, The Perpetual Prose Machine
"The Prose Machine Interviews" is a series where we interview AWESOME writers and share their insights about the online writing craft! Today, we’re SO EXCITED to interview Tara of Life is an Adventure, a mental health, fitness, and lifestyle blog out of Ireland! Tara has written many articles for various newspapers and spunout.ie.
Thanks, Tara, for taking time to interview with us :) Just three quick and simple questions for you.
Q1) In your time blogging so far, what have you found that you enjoy most about it?
Tara: I have always enjoyed writing but as a mental advocate I really wanted to help people,specifically people with mental health issues. If I could help even one person through a tough time by writing about my own experiences, I'd be happy. What I enjoy most about blogging is communicating with fellow bloggers either on Twitter which has a fantastic community of bloggers or on other social media sites. I also enjoy the editing and proofreading of the articles I write on my blog. I'm a perfectionist so it has to be done right.
The Prose Machine: I’m a bit of a perfectionist, too! I’m constantly tweaking, trying to find ways to make things work just a little bit better.
Q2) Where do you see your blog going in the future?
Tara: I would hope that my blog would get a big amount of followers so that I have more people to engage with. While I do write about fitness and lifestyle, there is still such a stigma against mental health and I would love if my articles could reach as big of an audience as possible so that it can hopefully help many people and let them know that they are not alone.Until then I'm going to keep doing what I'm doing and engage with the amazing followers I have at present.
The Prose Machine: Having awesome followers is always good!
Q3) What's the best advice you can give new bloggers?
Tara: Take your time. You are not going to gain 100 followers overnight. Twitter is brilliant for getting your blog noticed but it's nice to check out other great blogs too. You have to remain dedicated to your blog, post as often as you can and only write about topics you are passionate about. Don't write about a topic just because it's trending online. Most importantly, always be yourself when blogging.
The Prose Machine: All great advice! :D
Thanks bunches, Tara, for taking your time for us!
You can follow Tara at the following social media venues:
Instagram - taraosullivan122
Snapchat - Tarastar209
Twitter - taraosullivan15
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Often known by her nickname "Ami," Ms. Phoenix Amelia Desertsong has written for many online publications, often under pen names.