Trouble in paradise. So here's the 'rock and a hard place' reality here. Bloggers promote products, others, companies, events etc. at a nauseating global pace...right? Bloggers usually don't make any damn money for their free promotion..right? (that's why she's laughing so hard) Bloggers should make more money than they do...right? But for those Bloggers who receive money or compensation in any way for their promotion posts, they will now have to 'fess' up or be fined a whopping $11,000.00 !!!! If you receive a free copy of the latest decorating or craft book and post a positive review of them on your personal blog without revealing that you got the books free of charge, you could be guilty of ad fraud, according to new guidelines from the Federal Trade Commission. Now if I write about Cote de Texas or Red Ticking or Dooce or Amanda Jaron or Tide or Smashbox, I have to tell you whether or not I'm getting some loot for it. Rick Calvert, chief executive of the blogger conference BlogWorld & New Media Expo, said his organization believes bloggers should disclose compensation they receive from companies they write about, including when they receive free products. (I heard about this via facebook via Holly Becker) And no, Holly isn't paying me a dime. Have your say here folks: leave a comment !!!