Susan (or possibly Jo) commented on an old post:
for one who knows as much as you do why are you anonymous? why can’t you tell us who you are and some of your credits. Might give us more trust in you, your advice, your credibility to know maybe of your imdb page or … something….? OTHER than being anonymous P.A.
Judging by the fact that she commented on the last post I wrote about PA Bootcamp [sic], I’m gonna assume SuJo works for them. (I thought they’d given up on pestering me, but I guess not.)
Setting that aside, I’ll try to answer Josan’s questions in good faith. The very simple reason I’m anonymous is so that I can talk freely about my job. Just about every show I’ve ever worked for (including the one I’m currently on) made me sign a non-disclosure agreement. This blog is grounds for termination.
So, no name, no IMDb, no list of credits.
There’s also a faulty assumption underlying your question. Knowing my credits might get you to trust me and my advice? What makes you think I care whether you trust me or not?
This is a mistake people often makes about works of art.2 The reason you enjoy something may not be the reason the artist created it. I blog mostly because it gives me a place to vent. When people started asking me questions, I answered to the best of my abilities out of the kindness of my heart.
But if you don’t want to take my advice, I couldn’t care less.
This is something everyone needs to learn when dealing with people, whether at work or in the world at large. If you want someone to do something, you must first find out what they want.
Telling me you won’t believe me if I don’t give up personal information isn’t going to motivate me in the slightest. As I said above, don’t confuse your appreciation of my blog for my motivation to write it.