We started this blog in 2007 as a way to share information about our Lllewellin Setters and it is not primarily financially driven.
Regardless, beginning December 1, 2009, the FTC requires bloggers to disclose whenever there could be hidden interests or unspoken biases related to recommendations.
First, the obvious: I am primarily a web site designer and platform specialist (that is how I make my living).
Second, the less obvious: Per the FTC rules, if I interview someone or take a client hunting, talk about it on here, and they grab the bill for lunch, I would need to disclose this. The same applies 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 are rules.
To cover my backside and preserve your reading experience, please assume that, for every link and product I use, the following all hold true: