I love taking the opportunity each week to provide some link love back to the blogosphere. Because I work from home, I don’t get much in terms of office politics, but it also means that it’s a little harder to develop a sense of community. That’s why dot com moguls still need the real world, but even if you don’t have the chance to leave your home office each day, you can still network with like-minded individuals.

Here are a few posts from blogs that I read on a regular basis. Thanks for the sanity!

Chris Bibey is a freelance writer like me and I have nothing but the utmost respect for him. We approach our respective businesses in a slightly different way, attracting different clientele, but it’s great to know that there’s another freelance writer out there going through much the same issues as I do. Chris recently came to recognize that the majority of affiliate marketers are male and then he came to wonder whether there were more male or female freelance writers. Because of the rising work-at-home-mom population, I’m inclined to think it’s the latter. I personally know more female freelance writers than males.

David Pitlyuk is one sneaky bugger. He entered a contest hosted by Derek Semmler, wherein the site that referred the most traffic to Derek’s blog would win $106.34. Some people tried banners. Other tried blog posts. David did those, but the way he won the contest involved a different strategy altogether. Learn how he took the cash from Derek. Evil!

Mike Huang of Blogging-Ads recognizes the importance of approaching a niche, sure, but he also feels that rambling posts will be a hit. Take Beyond the Rhetoric, for example. The tagline to this blog says that I’ll talk about freelance writing and personal development, which I do, but I also ramble on movies, food, video games and other topics. Rambling posts give your visitor’s a better look at you as a complete individual.

Courtney Tuttle is a well-respected expert in the area of Internet marketing, but that didn’t make him immune from the PageRank smackdown a short while back. After some adjustments, Courtney was able to get a PageRank refund from Google, but he also noticed that John Chow’s PR got slapped even harder.

Derek Semmler of Dad Balance, the same guy who awarded the $100+ to David Pitlyuk, reminds us that happiness is priceless. Most of us work hard for our money, but you shouldn’t forget about the little things that make you happy. Even though there is no Folgers in his cup, Derek is happier than ever now that his wife has transitioned to being a stay-at-home mom (SAHM) again. And so is she.