Hello, I’m Ally Fiesta. I’ve been writing this blog’s current form since March 2013. I travel for music and love trying new foods – that is how I celebrate life! I enjoy sharing ways others can experience those things as well. I’ve found a wonderful community that I can connect to anywhere on Earth.

I am including this discourse because beginning December 1, 2009, the FTC requires bloggers to disclose whenever there could be hidden interests or unspoken biases related to recommendations.

Per FTC rules, when I do an interview I get free tunes, free workshop access, or they cover the tab for foods or drinks, I am disclosing that. I also have Amazon links that net me gas money or some links give me 0 cents. I add them since I can’t stand reading about music but not having a link to make a purchase – digital download, CD or vinyl. Every now & then I’ll get a cool shirt with a dope logo If someone gives me a fresh t-shirt with a logo. I’m a sucker for a good selfie in a cool shirt. Any reviews I do are items I have used and I always keep 100% – but sometimes I get excited and give 110%. I’m an ambassador with several brand-to-influencer networks. Also, I’m an affiliate with kick ass items – all noted on posts.

Trust that if I do not like or do not like a company I’m not going to be representing. It is important for me to be 100% with my readers because I have no plans to quit blogging. Not every post is income generating but that can always change & I include “sponsored post” on all posts that are sponsored. This is true about twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn accounts. Of course my favorite form of currency is link exchange but my college does not accept link exchanges or promotional posts to pay for my classes.

I enjoyed these FTC Disclosure cartoons to cover me about the links that I use on this blog.

(Illustrations courtesy of Louis Gray and Jeannine Schafer)

To ensure I have covered my bases per DisclosurePolicy.org:

This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation. This blog abides by word of mouth marketing standards. We believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. That content, advertising space or post will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content. The owner of this blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements, we always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the bloggers’ own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question. This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.

To get your own policy, go to http://www.disclosurepolicy.org

Thank you for reading and most for reading this! I can’t believe you even made it this far. If you have any questions e-mail me at AllyFiesta at HydroSupraLicked dot com or use my Contact page.