After looking at different Fort Eustis apartments, I considered myself very fortunate to find a three bedroom apartment as quickly and as easily as I did. Even though it is just me and my son, we definitely needed a third bedroom for the times my mom would need to stay over and watch him. I did not want to disrupt him by having him stay at her house since she lives nearly 20 minutes away. It was just easier to have her come here when I have to work overnight, and I wanted her to have her own bedroom when that was the case. I would have loved to have her move in with us, but she is too independent for that. She loves living on her own, though she does not mind coming over once or twice a week and watching her only grandson while I work. The two of them have such a close bond, and I am just thankful that I have a built in babysitter like that for him.
I have started to look for things about which to write for my blog and I have decided that I am going to focus on all of the wondrous things in this world. Of course we live on an amazing planet and there is always some new topic to discuss if you look hard enough. I need to find an audience and I figure that the big thing is going to be generating an interactive audience, which probably means that you need to employ controversy so far as it is both effective and does not become counterproductive. The big thing is whether or not you will be able to manage it. For instance when you talk about political subjects you are going to find that there is way too much polarization in the USA. There are many millions of people in this country who literally hate every person who has an opinion which does perfectly reflect their own.
Up to a point this is something that you can exploit, but it is like riding on the back of a killer whale. At the end of the day that orca is going to go where it wants to go and your opinion really is not all that important. You can exploit controversy, but you are going to have a very difficult time keeping it civil. For the most part you see web sites which are nothing more than echo chambers. It is all people on one end of the spectrum talking to one another and the only people who disagree are called trolls, some times very accurately. So if I start to talk about global warming for example, it is very much a certainty that it is going to attract people who are fanatical about two diametrically opposed views on that topic.