About this Blog
My name is Jon Jacob and I’ve been writing my Thoroughly Good Blog since July 2005.
I was introduced to blogging (a good many years after the rest of society) by my friend Clyde. Since then I’ve found it an addictive thing. It’s led to me explore my fascination with Eurovision and at the same time reunite me with my love of the arts, classical music in particular.
The name of the blog has its roots in a period of time when I worked (under pressure and shockingly underpaid) with a lovely lady called Helen. She described me as ‘Thoroughly Good’. When I was looking for a name for a web development company I was setting up, my memory of working with Helen sprung to mind.
The freelance web development work helped secure a role as a webbie supporting the BBC’s website back in July 2005. Since then I’ve been a technical project manager on various BBC entertainment websites, a producer on the Eurovision website and a multimedia producer for the BBC Proms. In recent years I’ve run the BBC ‘s College of Journalism website and for the past year edited the BBC’s corporate website, blog and Twitter account. If you’d like further information on my professional work, please get in touch via the BBC.
Slice me in two and you’ll find ‘public service broadcaster’ tattooed on my insides. That said, this blog is independent of the BBC and reflects my views, not the Corporation’s. Any posts about the BBC’s output reflect genuine interest. I am not a mouthpiece.