The FTC requires bloggers and online publishers to disclose renumeration and/or goodies they receive from advertisers, sponsors, and providers of the products and services they write about.
This is my personal blog and the primary focus is sharing information about things I find interesting. I do not select any websites, products, services, or events solely due to promotional or other vendor enticement, however, I do take advantage of affiliate programs and referral programs when they are available for the products and services I think are cool. This helps me defray the costs of sending the email updates and hosting the site.
So, whenever you see a product, service, or event mentioned on the website or in one of the newsletters, you should assume any or all of the following renumerations may be associated with them. (Thanks to Louis Gray and artist Jeannine Schafer for the cute disclosure notice images.)