As important as it may be to get out there and live life, you probably need to buckle down at some point and actually start working. Whether you’re a freelance writer, a webmaster, or some other kind of online entrepreneur, it’s likely that you spend a lot of time in front of the computer.

For today’s edition of What’s Up Wednesdays, we take a look at a few posts related to the business of blogging, protecting yourself online, and having a little fun along the way too.

You may be wondering about the bad guy in the picture above. He comes from Contest Blogger where you will find a post that teaches you how to avoid getting cheated in a blog contest scam. Five different kinds of scams are outlined, as well as five ways to identify them.

Less is more. Nick Ramsay decided to apply the 80/20 principle to his workspace and while he wasn’t quite able to eliminate 80% of the useless junk, he is quite pleased with his new office. Clearing the clutter on your desk can also clear the clutter in your mind. Maybe.

People are going to disagree with you. They may cuss and complain. But should you censor comments on your blog? There are certainly both advantages and disadvantages to censorship, but in the end, Dave Taylor feels that it’s “okay to delete comments that are in violation of your site’s standards of conduct, whether stated explicitly or not.”

Doctors go through years of school before they are entrusted with your lives. Mechanics have a fair bit of training before they can tinker with your car. Freelance writers do not necessarily have the same level of education, so Chris Bibey is offering a freelance writing course and training. A hundred bucks a month gets you personal mentoring and exclusive email updates.

As you know, I took a recent trip to Taiwan for Computex and it was a lot of fun. Overcoming the language barrier was interesting, but the fun of international travel ultimately boils down to the company that you keep. My good friend Stephen Fung has compiled a video that summarizes our Dot Com Taipei adventure and it’s pretty epic. You can’t go wrong with Weezer.