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: I am an education consultant and teacher. Plus I have a full-time job as a C.T.E instructor and Choice Program Coordinator.
Second: Every website or person I recommend in my Blogroll was/is/are helpful to my professional development and continued learning and do not contribute financially to me in any way .
Third: 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.