Disclosure – The Full Monty

This blog is not primarily financially driven. I put it up in 2012 to document my creative impulses, share them with a community, and interact with you wonderful 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.

First, the obvious: I am a musician, recording studio and record label owner, and business owner. If I’m recommending indie artists or products here, there’s a good chance I have a vested interest in them. That’s usually made quite clear in any post, but if it’s not for some reason, feel free to assume as such.

Second, the less obvious: 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:


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)

(the content of this page is a nearly direct copy of the disclosure page on Tim Ferriss’ blog)