"Hail to bonking _____'s brains out -and not getting caught!"
I guess this is making your "statement of intent" (a step that I don't always include) near the end, rather than the beginning.
As for whether or not a magician should reveal their tricks, why ever not? What works for one may not work for another anyway. Read the "Combination Lock Principal" chapter of The Devil's Notebook.
Veiling oneself in secrecy is just a means for some so-called magicians to give themselves airs and/or make money out of fools, who believe that they are purchasing some "great secret knowledge."