I still can't get anyone to define for me what's "Promoting" vs "Augmenting"...
So I can link to a picture on Flickr, but not back to a blog page where I write all of the project details??? Is it EVER ok to link back to my blog? Or do I just assume since I've been linking back to my blog for almost every post I've made for the last year, that ALL of those posts are now in violation of "Promoting" myself? I'm really confused about this, and can't get a real answer. When IS it ok to link back to my blog? How much text do I have to have in the post for the link to be "Augmenting" and how little is "Promoting"
Or do I just have to link to the Flickr pics, and hope someone might click through those pages (Flickr allows blog links in the text description) - instead of asking a question here, or on Flickr, that I may have already answered on the blog post?
I really hope someone can help me, I'm super confused and a little irritated. I thought it was OK to self-promote here - as long as you weren't promoting sales. I can't even tell you how many blog friends I've made, who linked through Craftster, and if I didn't see the links here - in the posts - not Signature links - I'd have never found them. But, it's ok to put 20+ pictures in your posts, but not one little link?
Someone please help me out. I feel like nobody cares about how these new rules affect those who are just trying to share projects, without having to cut&paste or write up the details twice. I just feel like without definition, the line between "Augmenting" and "Promoting" seems very arbitrary to me, and noone's done anything except link me to the new rules (which I've read - and still don't get the line between those 2 concepts.)
I wasn't trying to do anything but share my project, and hopefully get some comments. Honestly I don't care if they leave them here or my blog, but there's lots more people here than read my blog, so I come over and cross post sometimes. If I can't link to my blog at all, I may just not come back. I'm NOT fishing for any sales! Blatantly, or subtley- I'm just too lazy to write up all those details twice!
I know running a community this big is hard, and I'm not trying to knock anyone - I just want to know what the rules are, and if I can't get a CLEAR definition, I can't exist here. I can't wonder all of the time if I'm breaking the rules, it's too stressful, and not worth it to me. Someone please help me out. Please.
(Oh, and I had a few project details in my post, but I guess just a few sentences aren't enough to qualify my link as augmenting? I'm so flipping confused.)