Sunday, December 1, 2013

Full Disclosure

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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.

Andrew Williams

11 comments:

  1. Congrats on the readership, and I hope you're not planning to stop writing any time soon.

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    1. You're so nice to say that, Ben. I guess I enjoy writing too much to ever quit. In fact, during the past year I've been working on a novel about the super rich, which should be going up on Amazon and Kindle about the middle of this month. How much longer does your work keep you in Australia?

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    2. Oh, I'm just getting started on exploring Oz, so hopefully for quite a while. :)
      Good luck on the book!

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  2. Looking forward to reading your book but hope you continue to write the blog.

    Joe

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    1. Nice to hear from you, Joe. You and Ben said more or less the same thing, and having re-read this post myself, I guess it does sound a little bit like closure. But no, I'll continue with this blog until these rich people drive me totally insane -- followed by Plan B, which is to throw myself on the mercy of an Italian monastery. Andrew

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  3. Dear Andrew Not only has your blog been informative but it has been so much FUN !! The PROOF is in your readership !!!!! KEK

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    1. Thanks KEK. I appreciate that.

      You've always been so sweet, and I know you've been following along since practically day one. I hope your holiday plans are going along smoothly. Andrew

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  4. I've read several of your posts the last few months, entertaining I will say, but it seems to me like that monastery you mentioned is not that far down the line, lol.

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    1. Haha! And yet you keep reading, Ralph. Who should be put away first -- you or me?

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  5. Andrew, I've been reading you're blog for a while, and you've mentioned this a couple of times. That said, I'm glad you're getting this out there. I plan on buying your book.
    -Justin.

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    1. Thanks, Justin. And let us know how your book writing competition goes. Andrew

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