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How to refer to your blog when answering?

I am making my own personal website, and probably it will have a blog. Of course, I'm still building it, and it's not available yet, but, let's imagine that I already wrote a post related to a question, and that post has a really good answer for that question, despite that the blog has ads. Can I answer that question with a link of my website?

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marked as duplicate by Pëkka, Oded, Yannis, jadarnel27, animuson Jun 14 '12 at 19:21

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If every answer you give links to your blog, or if your answer contains only a link to your blog then it'll get deleted.

When I had a blog post already written that addressed the question I've taken the relevant information from the blog and posted it in my answer so the user isn't required to click-through to get the information, then I'll put a link to the post (sometimes as a comment on the question) clearly stating that it's my blog for those that think the answer isn't enough. That said only a couple of answers link to my blog.

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Thanks for pasting the relevant info, since link-rot is a very real thing :) –  Jeff Bridgman Jun 15 '12 at 20:41
    
Certainly. it's quite frustrating to find a link that promises an answer to your question with a smile and rainbows and unicorns and get a 404. –  digitaljoel Jun 15 '12 at 21:40

If your answer consists of only a link to your site (and words to the effect that that's where an answer exists), you will probably get downvoted.

It is OK to post a link to your site, but be sure to fully disclose that it is your site. It will be better to post a complete answer (or at least enough for those coming to the question to gain something without having to click through).

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