I COULDN’T HAVE SAID IT BETTER MYSELF SO I COPIED THE FOLLOWING (WITH HER PERMISSION, OF COURSE!) DIRECTLY FROM AN AWESOME BLOG, RACHELLE LUCAS’S, THE TRAVEL BITE.
THANK YOU, RACHELLE!
Beginning December 1, 2009, the FTC requires bloggers to provide disclosures whenever there could be hidden interests or unspoken biases related to recommendations.
First, the obvious: This blog is for entertainment purposes only. I’m not a journalist, I’m a blogger.
Second, the less obvious: If I interview someone and they grab the bill for lunch, I would need to specify this. If I get some free groceries or foodie products in the mail, ditto… 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 [are] rules.
To cover my butt and preserve your reading experience, please assume that, for every recommendation, link, and product I use, the following all hold true:
I copied this from Tim Ferriss’ blog. If you’re a blogger too … please feel free to use the text and images on this page with proper attribution. There is no reason why each blogger should have to reinvent the wheel.
(Illustrations courtesy of Louis Gray and Jeannine Schafer)