This is not some type of twisted déjà vu, this is the second website I am launching in the spaceof 6 months.
As much as the process of web design pains me, I felt like a butterfly emerging from its chrysalis, it was the beginning of a new chapter and the end of m metamorphosis. When I first started blogging, all I wanted to write about was food and science. The name ‘The Food Scientist’ was a no-brainer then. For a time it was enjoyable, I looked forward to long afternoons of researching and writing science posts to share with you. I found it fascinating and in that writing space, I felt positively invincible.
That was 18 months ago when I first started blogging, and it was inevitable that I was going to change as a person; frankly a lack of personal growth would have shown severe lack of character and a general disinterest in self. My personal values and goals have shifted: in those 18 months I have since stopped eating meat, stopped relaxing my hair and wholeheartedly embraced absurdism. Hell, I’ll give you 2 minutes to jump back to my very first blog post and compare the differences in my writing between then and now. I’ll wait.
What I’m trying to say here is that I have changed. The things that I write about have changed. This year, I have opened up a lot more to you, and have written about more personal things- for reference, read this post. I am not the same person that I was when I started this blog; I would like to expand my range of topics. I want to write about travel, motivation and my personal experiences. I didn’t feel like I could still write about those things under the persona of ‘The Food Scientist’. 15 March 2015- I changed my Instagram name from andym_xxx to andypandyohsodandy (Please hold all comments until the end). With the theme of my posts shifting towards more personal topics with the main focus still being food, I decided to switch the name of my blog (and ultimately my brand) to something that reflects who I am, and who I would like to be in the future. Thus the era of ‘Life Is Oh So Dandy’ begins.
If an idea for a science post tickles my fancy, then I will write it. At the moment, I don’t want to feel forced into strictly posting about science and food because that’s what the name of my brand demands. I would like to write about all aspects of life, though the principal focus will remain food and the recipes I write. Yes, they will all be vegetarian recipes so long as I continue to lead that lifestyle. The recipes I write reflect what i eat at the time, I would never post something that I could not eat myself.
To conclude, I would like to reaffirm my commitment to you, the reader. Your support continues to inspire me to do better, to try harder and to refine my skills. Thank you for your relentless support, I appreciate every comment, every email and every follow. I only hope that I can continue to deliver the kind of content that will motivate you to start cooking.
Thank you all.
P.S. All comments are welcome below!