Because the FTC requires blog­gers to pro­vide dis­clo­sures when­ever there could be hid­den inter­ests or unspo­ken biases related to rec­om­men­da­tions, I’m going to cover my bases and state outright:

if I link to someone’s blog, review a prod­uct, make a rec­om­men­da­tion, or oth­er­wise direct your atten­tion to any mate­r­ial out­side of this web­site, go ahead and assume I’m get­ting paid to do it.

I may be get­ting paid with food, love, or cross-promotion (so far no one has offered me actual money), but accord­ing to the FTC, I can’t pos­si­bly tell you about some­thing because I believe in it, with no ulte­rior motive.