As of this week, the number of hits on this blog has topped 200,000 -- which is absolutely amazing to me!
Since the beginning, I've answered many questions and individual comments about the nature of the blog -- do my employers know about it, are these real people I'm writing about, are these real situations and locations?
So I thought it might be time to write a full disclosure page:
- The first and most important thing is that all my observations and everything I've ever written about the habits and behavior of the super rich is based on real-life situations and events -- not just about the current family I work for, but all the rich and famous I've dealt with over the years.
- In order to protect the privacy of everyone involved, the blog is written in roman a clef style, with character names and locations being changed.
- Do my employers know I write about the rich? Yes, I told them about it in the original interview when they asked about hobbies. They have a decent sense of humor, and don't seem to mind, so long as I keep their personal privacy out of it. (Although I've gotten some really stern looks from time to time after putting up a post like Are Rich People Going to Hell?)
- Am I writing under a pseudonym? Again, to protect everyone's privacy, the answer is yes -- or else I'd get my butt kicked all the way up to Canada and back again.
The whole attempt of this blog has been to present the rich and the super rich (with all their frailties, quirks, and voracious needs) in real-life and non-political terms -- as opposed to the stereotyped versions we get from Hollywood and the print media.
To that end, I have strived to be diligent, fair and honest in detail.
To all the viewers from across the globe, thank you for reading, and thank you for your interest and comments. I hope it's been informative, but more importantly, I hope it's been fun.