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Meet blogger Tara Roberts, author of the blog Rarars Adventures.
When Tara was 23, she had minor surgery that went terribly wrong and nearly ended her life. Since then she’s had various surgeries which have made matters worse. Rather than correcting anything, the surgeries have left her disabled and having to live with chronic pain.
It changed her life forever.
After years of depression and grieving for what she’d lost, Tara decided to do something positive. She started her blog/vlog to help herself and in turn, help others.
Continue reading to learn more about Tara and her blog Rarars Adventures.
When and why did you start blogging?
I started blogging about two years ago. I started this because after years of being ill and scared to go out. I felt that I couldn’t be alone I felt useless and worthless and decided I needed to change that.
I knew that I wanted to help others so that’s where Rarars Adventures came about. I wanted to build my own confidence and start visiting places but never knew what to expect so I started visiting places and writing about what I found on my vlog.
I had some good feedback and wanted to try and grow a little; which is when we invested in a good camera and mic, etc and now I visit new places to share with others what to expect while visiting, for example, disable assess, parking, sensory, discounts disabled facilities, and so on.
I also like to find different products that may help aid people within the home or out and about so I do reviews as much as I can normally weekly; which seems to also be going well.
A new thing I have added is doing interviews with people with visible and invisible disabilities to help spread awareness of different conditions that are out there.
What are you hoping to achieve with your blog?
I am hoping to achieve to be able to help others like myself and get to a point where I can earn an income from doing something that I love doing.
At the moment I’m doing everything of my own back, so it makes things a lot harder but I hope in the future this will change, by building my youtube channel and blog.
Describe your writing process
My writing process? I blog about the places that I have visited and on the reviews that I do it is all based on my view or opinion and I like to share as much as I can to give people as much information as possible so that they can make the choice to whether they will use a product or visit a location based on what I have been able to share with them.
Which of your posts is a “must-read”?
A must-read, I think they are all a must-read lol, but probably the Aldingbourn visit I did, it was thought up by a group of mums who were concerned for their children later in life with disabilities about getting a job so they built this place so that their children and other young adults would have a safe environment to work, It’s a lovely place to visit and they have lots to offer.
Favourite place you’ve visited and why it’s your favourite
That’s a hard one….. I love them all but I think Hayling Island was Brillant It was something completely different. It wasn’t one place but an Island and we managed to book in a couple of places to visit and one of the places was The Donkey Sanctuary; which was amazing and the work they do was brilliant not only are they helping the donkeys but they take the donkeys to visit people in nursing homes and schools and schools with disabilities as well.
We also went on the miniature train and learned about what they offer and things that they do to help others it was just a brilliant day. It was also one of the visits that someone had contacted me about to ask if I would visit there to share what they had there and what you could do if you’re in a wheelchair.
How do you attract new readers to your blog?
Well, I share all my blogs on social media when I release something new I also leave the links in my youtube videos so that they can go directly to that topic. I also send out an email to let my readers know that I’ve released something new as well.
What do you find the most challenging part of blogging and how do you deal with it?
Well, I have two main things that I struggle with 1. pain management, 2 being dyslexic. So the pain side of things I make sure I don’t book myself up so I have a break after a visit I’ll need at least 2 to 3 days to recover; whether this means doing some work in bed or just taking some me time. But just making sure I look after myself so I can keep doing what I love.
2. Dyslexic well, I get help with family with the spelling side of things and making sure that everything sounds ok.
When filming I just have to take my time because I stutter and struggle with pronunciations a lot even more so when anxious and panicky so I have to pace myself.
I’m not ashamed of having problems with speech and very open with it, but I do find it very frustrating and sometimes wonder why I bother but at the end of a visit and I’ve done my filming I feel really proud that I achieved it and completed my goal which keeps me going.
I also have the support of my husband when I’m out doing my visits, which really helps.
How do you stay motivated to blog?
I love that I am trying to help others and the fact that I’m leaving the house and helping myself and meeting new people to share this journey is amazing. There are some truly amazing people out there who want to help support you, and you never know who you might help. If I help just one person it’s worth it! compared to how I was before I started that is my motivation!
Describe yourself in 3 words
Bubbly, caring, ambitious.
Why should we subscribe to your blog?
I think people should help support Rarars Adventures because I aim to help others feel better in themselves no matter if they have a visible or invisible illness.
I like to help people, sharing places to visit and show that it’s not scary. It doesn’t matter if you have a panic attack, it doesn’t matter if you have a disability, there is always somewhere you can visit and feel safe.
I like to share products that may help you in your home or outside your home.
I want to help share awareness of all illnesses, disabilities to let people know about not just the things you see and hear every day but the illnesses that aren’t spoken of so much but are there.
That is my aim.
Thank you to Tara for the fun interview.
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