I didn’t start Dig This Jive in March 2010 by saying, “I want it to just be about [FILL IN THE BLANK].” It was never a narrow vision.
I wanted to start a blog that was filled with good news and ideas to balance out the muck I saw on social media, TV, news sites, and newspapers, a blog that would remind me to live rather than spend my time complaining about what I think I can’t do or buying in to the greed and cynicism of so many.
I also wanted Dig This Jive to provide a service to anyone who happened to come across it, to expose readers to things they might not know about, ideas that might encourage us to get up and try something new. Even if those things are as simple as venturing to a new sandwich spot, attending a community event, or trying a new recipe, I want each post to remind me, and by extension anyone who reads this blog, that we’re in charge of our happiness. It’s said that misery loves company, but, you know what? So do kind people, adventurous people, creative people, and happy people.
In a speech given at the 2013 Variety Power of Women event, Amy Poehler said, “All I have is the present moment and I want to be around people that do things. I don’t want to be around people anymore that judge or talk about what people do. I want to be around people that dream and support and do things.”
To my longtime followers: Thank you for always finding a reason to come back! Your support has encouraged me to continue to improve this blog, from the look of the content to the topics I cover.
To my new followers: Thank you for giving Dig This Jive a few minutes of your day! Your visits give me confidence to keep Dig This Jive going.
On to year 5!
SAN DIEGO SANDWICH SPOTS, PART 1 | Four places in San Diego to check out when you’re craving a sandwich.
10 THINGS: BLOGGING | I celebrated my 4-year blogiversary with a look back on what I’ve learned about myself and blogging since launching Dig This Jive in 2010.
ON CONVOY: GRANDMA TOFU & BBQ | A take on the Korean barbecue, mixed tofu soup, and pop music at this Convoy District restaurant.
SOUTH PARK WALKABOUT | The spring edition of the free community event may be over, but make sure to mark your calendars with the summer, fall, and winter dates.
TOASTING ABOUT SAN FRANCISCO | Getting the most on toast in San Francisco.
CURRY MANGO MAYONNAISE, 2 WAYS | How to brighten up egg salad sandwiches and chicken salad sandwiches with a little bit of curry, mango chutney, and lemon zest.
BALSAMIC MUSHROOM WAFFLE SANDWICH | A savory waffle sandwich featuring mushrooms, arugula, basil, and goat cheese.
EAT, DRINK, AND PLAY AT SILO IN THE MAKERS QUARTER ON APRIL 5 | The second edition of the Craft Beer + Bites event takes place from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 5, and benefits the San Diego Brewers Guild and The Front Burner Fund. Also, get to know San Diego’s newest artisan ice cream company, Calexico Creamery.
5 BLOGS THAT INSPIRE ME | A list of the blogs that inspire the style of my blog posts.
SEEING NAVY, YELLOW, AND RED | Add some saturated color to your wardrobe and home with an item from this Lichtenstein-inspired list of nine.