Responding to Tragedy

Like the rest of the world, I’m stunned and sickened by the recent violence in Connecticut. I don’t have any answers, although I know the internet and social media are zinging with suggestions for how to prevent similar incidents in the future. Debating gun control and the availability of competent mental health care is appropriate,…

Freelance?

Here I am, closing in on my 300th post here at Blue Speckled Pup and my 30th birthday. Wow and yikes, respectively. A central part of my life plan is to write for at least part of my income before I’m 35, so I’m officially putting myself out there for hire on freelance writing and…

A Big, Juicy Thank You

Today marks the 200th post here at Blue Speckled Pup! It crept up on me, really; only a few weeks ago, it seems I was at post 170-something, which makes perfect sense mathematically –numbers so aren’t my thing– and suddenly here I am, writing post number 200. If you haven’t been following along, that’s two…

Spam-o-Rama

I’m not sure what’s going on, but my spam filter is going low-hanging monkey nuts right now. For some reason, it’s scooped nine spam comments from this blog in the last hour. Some creepy spam bot somewhere is flooding me with crap. I realize “flooding” might sound like I’m edging toward hyperbole, but on a…

Facelift

I revamped Blue Speckled Pup today, and I’m quite pleased with the results. The last incarnation of my little blog was really pretty, and I loved the richness of the blues and greens. My issue with the template I was building on was the fact that it was inflexible. I couldn’t change the colours, format,…

I’m the Pig

This is post number 62 here at Blue Speckled Pup. All told, I’ve written a heck of a lot of stuff for this little blog project of mine, and I’m starting to get comfy in the habit of writing daily. I’ve also surpassed 2000 site views, which feels nifty as a new blogger. Thanks so…

What’s in a Name?

Yesterday, I wrote about my sweetie, and the fact that I refer to him as “The Electrician” here in blogland. I get asked about my own name here on Blue Speckled Pup quite a bit, as well. My name isn’t Kay: I just play Kay on the internet. I decided to use Kay as my…