Who knew, even talking about affiliate marketing gets you kicked off tumblr.
Well, apparently my little tumblr site was just too black hat for them and they suspended my account. :roll: As I discovered when I attempted to put up a little update there last night, and confirmed via email today.
Well, maybe not... seems to be all kinds of affiliate links there. But then, he's Shawn Collins, and I imagine that makes a little more difference than some little peon like myself.
I'm not sure if I agree that my little site met their definition of spam:
Spam. Users that do not publish meaningful content, use deceptive means to generate revenue or traffic, or whose primary purpose is affiliate marketing, will be suspended.
I wouldn't say my primary purpose of that site was affiliate marketing. Yes, there were affiliate links on there, but it was certainly not a site I was expecting to see large numbers of sales from. Just my thoughts on the process as well as a little of what I would manage to accomplish on an awfully granular level. Oh, and a handful of things I was grateful for for the day of that post, which I found to be the most useful part of the whole process. Things that probably would be fine throwing up here, quite honestly -- sometimes I just complicate things to complicate things, it seems!
Irregardless, it's gone. So be it. Luckily, I fed it to soup.io, so at least I can recover the post if I'd ever want them back. If you happen to be the curious type, you can check it out there.
Let this be a lesson: self-hosting is the only way your data is yours.
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