FTC Disclosure

In the spirit of full disclosure, I adapted this disclosure from Tim Ferriss.

This blog is not primarily financially driven. I started this blog as a place to archive my thoughts and meet cool people

Regardless, beginning December 1, 2009, the FTC requires bloggers to disclose whenever there could be hidden interests or unspoken biases related to recommendations.  So here goes…

First, the obvious: I am a writer and church communicator.

Second, the less obvious: Per the FTC rules, if I interview someone and they grab the bill for lunch, I would need to disclose 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 even more tedious for readers. But rules is rules. To cover my ass and preserve your reading experience, please assume that, for every link and product I use, the following all hold true:

  • I could’ve gotten fed.
  • I could’ve received a product.
  • I could’ve received money or some other form of compensation.

I almost always disclose this in the post, usually at the beginning or beside the link itself.