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Blog and forum spam is a pretty sad way to promote a site, and of very limited value, even if you 'get away with it'.
If you changed your approach from 'trying to look genuine' to putting effort into your own sites, then you are unlikely to be reported, and unlikely to see your 'proper' sites being banned.
Doing a couple of GOOD blogs might give you some opportunities for linkage to and promotion of your commercial sites, but is still probably less effective than link development and content creation for the sites themselves.
Sorry for being so negative. But I have a cousin whos tried every spam tactic in the book, failed in all, but still refuses to do something long term despite my best attempts to convince him -- even though I am a 100 times more successful than he is!
I'm happy - it means my sites are denied terrifying competition ;)
But using blogs and forums is particularly sad, as it's really no mystery that such links have been severely downgraded.
Only a committed blogger, who wants 'quick fix' links that need not endure, will succeed these days; and that's a big group of serious bloggers; not a group of sad folk using the 'fastest turnover' bit of the interweb to promote a static spam site.
No blog-spammer has the incentive to keep up the forward momentum that a successful blog will always have. Stagnation is annihilation. Not a free link.
Try cutting down to 2.4 websites and you'll be ok, wait... thats 2.4 kids to be the average... how many websites is a handful anyway?