This blog is not primarily financially driven. I put it up in 2011 to build a community, spread the stoke and learn from all you radical people. That said, beginning December 1, 2009, the FTC requires bloggers to provide disclosures whenever there could be hidden interests or unspoken biases related to recommendations.
Per the FTC rules, if I interview someone and they grab the bill for lunch, I would need to specify this. Ditto if I use an Amazon link that gets me 8 cents instead of an Amazon link that gets me 0 cents. If someone gives me a comfy t-shirt with a logo and I wear it in a photo, same deal. Disclaimers all over the place.
This would be tedious for me and a continual eye sore for readers. But rules is rules.
To cover my ass and preserve your reading experience, please assume that, for every recommendation, link, and product I use, the following all hold true:
- The writer got fed
- The writer got some sweet gadgets
- The writer got busy with member of the story
- The writer got a helluva schwag bag
- The writer got stock options
This disclosure was the brain child of Tim Ferriss. Many thanks.