Welcome to hump day. To help you get over the mid-week blahs, let’s have yet another look at what’s going on in the blogosphere. Even though ignorance is bliss, it might be in your best interest to learn something.

Samuel Ryan of Freelance Switch has been creating websites for nearly 14 years now, but he has only converted this talent into full-time freelancing for about eight months. During that time, he has learned at least eight lessons and he’s sharing those with you now. I think his best lesson is #2: Business Skills Are More Important Than Freelancing Skills.

John Cow started out as a John Chow spoof site, but it has really grown into developing its own branding and its own presence on the Internet. Now that the bovine wonder is earning serious cash online, he’s willing to share a problogger’s typical workday. By the looks of the things, the grass looks pretty green over at his pasture.

Greg Morgan of Big Cock Marketing may have been one to shy away from the limelight, but he fully realizes the power of contacts. Whenever he goes to a conference or trade show, he makes sure that he follows up with all the business cards he receives, sending each and every person a quick email when the trade show concludes. A contact is one thing; developing a lifelong business relationship is another altogether.

Rebecca Bollwitt — you might know her as Miss604 — is glad that Guildford Mall is getting a facelift. The aging shopping centre is serious need of an extreme makeover and early concept sketches seem to be pointing toward an Apple store. There’s also a new Wal-Mart Superstore on the way.

Darren Rowse of ProBlogger.net has firmly established himself as a “make money online” guru, but he has clearly made some mistakes in his day too. This week, he’s doing a series of posts on how he’d promote his blog if he were to start out again. The first two strategies are guest posting and networking. What will strategies 3 through 5 bring?