It was about time.
After much deliberation and three months in my newly adopted city – Jess in Belgium has become Jess-On-Thames, in honor of my new London home.
Thank you to everyone who suggested names (and especially to the many of you who noticed that, due to my moving habits, I may not want to geo-locate my blog name…) I would appear not to be a very good listener.
Coming up with a new name was much harder than it should have been. I thought it would be easy. I ran through endless combinations of blog names with the word “Channel” in them, but they just didn’t feel right. And if it didn’t feel right, it was hard to write anything at all. This blog needed to find its place in London and to do so, I needed to start finding my own place there as well.
As such, my photo library has grown exponentially while I ran around getting to know the city and my blog posts dwindled. I didn’t want major changes to the blog, I just wasn’t in Belgium all the time anymore.
The happy ending to this tale is that Jess-On-Thames feels right. And, as a bonus, makes me feel like I should take up rowing which makes me laugh.
So here we go, New Year’s Resolution #1: Jess gets back to blogging big time (and has some fun with alliteration in the process). Thank you so much to everyone who has been reading over the years and cannot wait to get back to writing here.
You can still reach the blog here on www.jessinbelgium.com but also via www.jessonthames.com. Find me on Twitter at @jessonthames and on Instagram: http://instagram.com/jessonthames#. And in the meantime, learn more about the UK’s River Thames here.
Full disclosure: changing your blog name is reportedly a very easy process which I managed to botch several times in a single evening. I am ever so grateful to the kind folks at Bluehost who helped me get the blog back online after I shut myself out of WordPress. Twice. If you are considering a blog name change, let’s have a chat. I am now in possession of a carefully curated list of what not to do. And in the meantime, thanks for your patience as I continue to iron things out.