Thanks MadScientist – I'm a bit anxious because I recently launched my second biggest project, based on the model of my first successful website. The first one to describe in your own words “took off out the gate”.
This latest website which was made according to webmasterworld classic website (minimum 100 pages (no BS) + 1 page everyday) seems very haggard. So I am thinking of abandoning my plan and going after more links (more article marketing + more guest posting).
This is why I wanted to know if there was a threshold, a tangible # of links we could safely self-promote per month. I know my new niche could be in sandbox affect, I wouldn't want to prolong it though by over doing my promotion of my site. A tangible # of links per month is or a rough estimate would be cool.