This blog is not primarily financially driven. I created it to build a community, connect with cool people, and grow the TBS mission of leading people closer to Jesus.
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 vocational writer and speaker. I work, and have relationships with, a large number of individuals, companies, institutions, and ministries.
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 protect my derrière and preserve your reading experience, please assume that, for every link and product I use, the following all hold true: