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Ethical disclosure is absurdly easy — learn how

We’re required to disclose any form of compensation when writing a blog post, which has led to all sorts of stresses, excuses, legal discussion, and bloviating by bloggers.

It’s really easy to do proper, simple, legally-compliant disclosure:

Just write a sentence at the start of each post explaining your relationship to whomever is compensating you or giving you free stuff.

Here’s a perfect example from a post on Mashable:


That’s all it takes, it’s not a big deal, and you need to be doing this. No excuses!

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  1. NEENZ August 27, 2011 at 3:49 am #

    and yet, many choose to not disclose. What are your thoughts on disclosure during a Q&A presentation?

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