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  1. Jenn
    February 8, 2012

    If your blog’s content is a collection of your inspiration, then posting that content isn’t so much self-promotion than it is a reorganization of the things that inspired you. I can understand why a pro photographer, for example, would want to pin only their stuff, and that’s against what Pinterest wants to be, but I don’t think it’s a big deal. I would unfollow their boards if I didn’t like it.

    Also, now that it’s come to light that Pinterest is inserting affiliate links with their id into our content without letting it be known to us, I can see why they do not want us to self-promote – they’re more interested in us posting things we want to buy or have bought. I don’t blame them, it’s a business model, but it definitely changes my outlook on what Pinterest is meant to be used for.

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