Travel tips site, will links to blog or IG be penalized by Google for thin content?

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  1. collegeguys4

    collegeguys4 Junior Member

    Feb 25, 2016
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    computer engineer
    New York
    I have been working on a travel tip site. To get users to post tips, I had the idea to feature the author of the post along with a link to their blog if its a travel blog or a link to their IG profile. All links would be no follow.

    I am guessing they would appreciate the link in exchange for posting a tip. However, I am worried since the tips are rather short, there may be some sort of penalty if combined with all the outbound links.

    My other option is to create a bio page for each user where the link would reside.

    What is your opinion on these two possibilities?