My Facebook friends may already have caught up with this news, so I thought it time to make a little announcement on the blog as well. For starting later this month, I shall be submitting a monthly post to Cafleurebon, as one of their panel of regular contributors. My slot will be the last Friday of each month, and instead of writing a Bonkers post on or around that date, I will put up a link to my piece on Cafleurebon, so regular readers or anyone who happens to be curious can simply hop over there.
I was flattered and surprised to receive this invitation, as I consider Cafleurebon, despite its relatively recent arrival on the perfume scene, to be a "proper" blog with heavyweight writers such as Michelyn Camen, the site founder and Editor in Chief. Michelyn has worked in the beauty industry for over 20 years, and is perhaps best known in the blogosphere for her insightful interviews with new and established perfumers.
Cafleurebon will shortly have eight regular contributors on board, writing on different frequencies, from monthly like me to several times weekly, and all with distinctive authorial voices. By picking me to join their ranks, I think they were seeking to mix things up a bit with some lighthearted content. At least I hope so, because that is all I know how to do. As these new writers come onstream, the plan is for the blog to take on more of the feel of an online magazine - not unlike the colour supplements in the weekend papers, but without the restaurant reviews, the problem page and special offers on spring bulbs.
I think I will be writing under the assumed identity of my real self, Vanessa Musson, and in anticipation of this - as eagle-eyed readers may have noticed - I have started to test drive "Vanessa" as a screen name in the interests of cross-blog coherence. But I shall still answer to Flittersniffer, FS, Ms Bonkers, Bonks or anything else people may care to call me, for it is my inherently "flittery" nature which has facilitated this blogger equivalent of moonlighting in the first place...
Photo of aeroplane pens from spacekids.co.uk