Time to bear it all!
Well, not really but the fact of the matter is that the FTC has ruled, beginning December 1, 2009, that bloggers need to provide a disclosure if there could be hidden interests or unspoken biases related to recommendations.
First: I want you to know that my daytime job is at ARRIS and that the opinions stated here are my own and do not reflect those of my employer. I also blog at of Dice and Dragons (my gaming blog) and on occasion write for RolePlayingTips.com.
Second: Per FTC the rules, if I interview someone and they grab the bill for lunch, I would need to specify this, as I would 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, ditto. Disclaimers all over.
This would be tedious for me and a continual eye sore for readers. But rules is rules.
To cover me and preserve your reading experience, please assume that, for every recommendation, link, and product I use, the following all hold true:
While all those graphics and text may sound great I have to admit, I “borrowed” nearly all of it from the excellent disclosure policy of Tim Ferriss and the graphics are courtesy of Louis Gray and Jeannine Schafer.