Hi, friends! I’m Jessica Thames – Creative Marketing and Strategic Branding specialist turned Blogger, here to help fellow and future Bloggers make a splash in the blogging community!
I have always had a passion for small business. After 10+ years as a creative marketer in an office setting, I decided to start a blog as a way to put my experience to use while helping others. While I enjoyed my ‘day job,’ I wanted something that would offer more flexibility while continuing to work within my area of expertise.
Taking time to get to know each of my clients is important to me, and I want each visitor to my site to have an opportunity to get to know me. So without further ado.
I know you have all the time in the world to read about me (kidding)! So let’s hit the highlights…
1. I’M A KENTUCKY GIRL – THROUGH & THROUGH
Saying I love Kentucky is an understatement. From the BBN (Big Blue Nation for my unfamiliar friends) to the beautiful nature of the Appalachian Mountains of Eastern Kentucky, I love all things Kentucky… including my accent!
2. LIVING A CINCINNATI LIFE
While my heart is in the Bluegrass, my career has taken me to the Cincinnati region, and I am loving it! I will always be a Kentucky girl, but I have a serious travel bug. And though I may get asked once (or ten times) a day “where’d you get that accent?!” I still love the opportunity to experience new people and places whenever I can!
3. I STOLE MY NAME
… from my new husband 😉
Yup! We’re newlywed’s! In September 2016 we tied the knot after an 8 year relationship (8 years almost to the day, actually!) And thanks to my Hubby, ‘Fun & Thames’ exists! (PS. Thames is like Thomas… the H is silent!)
4. I HAVE A BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN JOURNALISM & I’M NOT AFRAID TO USE IT
From the time I was five-years-old, I loved to write. From short stories as a kid to research papers as a college student, I loved it all! Journalism seemed to be a natural fit for me and I am blessed to have had the opportunity to use my degree as a Marketer.
And now I have the opportunity to apply my skills and education to helping others through my blog! Combining passion and education is a goal I think everyone has for their life and I am blessed to have had the opportunities to do just that. My hope is this site and the services offered will help others have the same opportunities.
5. I’M A PHOTOGRAPHER
You always hear people say “Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life…” Well that’s (at least mostly) true! I love photography! OK to be more accurate, I am obsessed with Photography! What started as a hobby when I was 16 turned into a profitable side job and a passion. I began photographing weddings about 10 years ago, which eventually led to hosting family photo shoots and even taking school and graduation photos. I now get to use those photography skills to take images for fellow bloggers to use to further their sites!
6. I HAVE A HUGE FAMILY
… and there’s a 20 year age gap between me and my youngest sibling! Yup, you read that right… 20 years!
7. I’M NOT PERFECT
Who knew!? While I try my best to be organized and detailed – life happens despite my best efforts! Like most everyone, I strive to be the best version of myself. And like most everyone, I fall short all too often! But I hope that’s what you enjoy about this site. It’s not about ‘I do this and you should too!!‘ but instead “Hey this is something that worked for me and maybe it will work for you as well!”
And to be perfectly honest, I suffer from “Goal ADD” (I swear it’s a real thing). I have a tendency to get started on a project with lots of fire and passion, only to find life having its own agenda. Anyone with me there? My hope is that this blog not only offers a relatable experience as well as resources for all bloggers and wanna-be bloggers to have success despite the detours put in our paths!
I hope you find my site to be useful, fun, and applicable to your daily life! Make sure to subscribe so you can access my library of stock images for Bloggers, and share with your friends!
Well, folks… that’s me! Now it’s time to focus on you… Are you a beginner Blogger seeking resources and a place to start? Or are you a seasoned Blogger looking for new ideas and inspiration? Either way, you’re in the right place! Check out the services I offer to see which one fits your current need!
I look forward to working with you!