Why is my blog so gorgeous? It's all thanks to a bunch of nerds:
Alpine Press for a fabulous Pinterest plugin
LesterChan.net for WordPress plugins
LinkWithin for cross-referenced posts
HostPapa for carbon neutral hosting
BlogHer for social networking and advice
and my super hubby who blogs here on origami.
I am not big enough to be a "celeb blogger" and get offers of free products, but I do try to be a good journalist and disclose anything which might color my objectivity, regardless of the FTC regs.
Here's a handy blog post on those regs.