Well, when I'm enthusiastic, ms. burble, I'll give lots of links. You'd think I was selling Marcella Hazan books. (Indeed, there has been some grumpiness among critics against her, but hey, she taught me to boil water, just about.) And I'm now still something of a design site pusher. Back in years past, I kept up an architectural and design news effort for an apparent few readers and a record for myself - any one post of which could be construed as advert, especially all the prefab or tiny home links. (I'm still interested in those).
Well, there is a culture here, deep if not wide, not to promote ourselves in a selling way, well, mostly hardly even bragging except for some wonderful occasions of joy for one or the other person. Since this isn't a sales-a-thon (though we admit some competence), there has been room for people to have real introspection and real comments, in between all the other stuff. And also room for actual joy on great occasions. And real sadness on others.