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People Who Let Go of Being Liked Have Better Careers. Want to Know Why?

by David K. William | The Web Writer Spotlight: Oct 19, 2017

It can be tough to let go of the desire to please everyone, but people who let go of being liked by everyone ultimately have better careers than those who don’t let go. And there are good reasons why.

Amazon Allows Teens to Independently Shop, Stream Content on Its Site

by George Mathews | The Web Writer Spotlight: Oct 17, 2017

Teenagers can now create their own Amazon accounts and independently shop on the site as long as they want—with caveats, of course.

New York Times' Tough, New Social Media Guidelines Warn Writers against Expressing ‘Partisan Opinions’

by Alexis Davis | The Web Writer Spotlight: Oct 14, 2017

The Times’ is warning its journalists to take extra care to avoid expressing “partisan opinions,” prompting questions on the role of writers in speaking their truth on social media.

How to Develop a Digital Marketing Strategy that Grows Your Business Fast

by Alycia Gordan | The Web Writer Spotlight: Oct 11, 2017


Digital marketing is ever-evolving, but some things remain essential for an effective strategy that grows your business.

YouTube Rumps Up Efforts to Take on Netflix and Hulu

by Alexis Davis | The Web Writer Spotlight: Oct 9, 2017


YouTube is ramping up efforts to gain streaming rights of movies and television shows as it strives to compete with Netflix and Hulu.

15 Timeless Steve Jobs Quotes on Success, 6 Years after His Death

by George Mathews | The Web Writer Spotlight: Oct 6, 2017


Despite passing away in 2011, Steve Jobs continues to influence our lives today. Here are incredible quotes from the Apple Inc. founder and former CEO on how to succeed in life and business.

Google Lays Out Plan to Boost Publishers’ Subscriptions Revenues

by Alexis Davis | The Web Writer Spotlight: Oct 4, 2017


Google has laid out a new focus to help publishers drive subscription revenue. The company said it plans to ramp investment in this area.

Harvard’s Steven Pinker on How to Be a Great Writer

by George Mathews | The Web Writer Spotlight: Oct 2, 2017


You wouldn't ordinarily take writing advice from a neuroscientist—but this Harvard psycholinguist and neuroscientist has helpful writing tips for you.

How Some Websites Secretly Hijack Your PC to Generate Revenue Online

by David K. William | The Web Writer Spotlight: Sep 29, 2017


As website properties continue to struggle to survive on revenue from online ads and paid subscriptions, some are turning to hidden code that hijacks unsuspecting users’ PCs to mint virtual cash.

Twitter Is Increasing Its Charater Limit for Tweets to 280 Characters

by Alexis Davis | The Web Writer Spotlight: Sep 27, 2017

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The micro-blogging site is expanding beyond its 140-character limit for the first time in select languages, including English.

Ev Williams Is Sourcing Writers to Produce Original Content for Medium 3.0

by Alexis Davis | The Web Writer Spotlight: Sep 24, 2017


Evan Williams wants to pivot writers and editors to grow Medium 3.0, his latest iteration of’s “partners” program.

5 Tips for Leveraging Online Influencers for More Sales on Your eBook Store

by Wendy Dessler | The Web Writer Spotlight: Sep 21, 2017


Authors and other creative entrepreneurs are making part of a living on the sale of eBooks. They are publishing eBooks directly to their own eBook download stores and using influencer marketing to drive sales.

How Nature Fosters Personal Growth and Development for Creative Types

by Elliot Caleira | The Web Writer Spotlight: Sep 18, 2017

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For centuries poets and other creative types have celebrated the invigorating rush that comes with time spent in nature. Now scientists are unraveling answers to how nature drives personal growth and development.

The Benefits of Using Facebook Live for Business: Why You Should Try It

by Catherine vanVonno | The Web Writer Spotlight: Sep 15, 2017


Did you know that compared to images and textual content, videos on popular social networking sites pull up to a 1,200% higher engagement? That’s what you get with Facebook Live.

Facebook Is Testing a New Feature Enabling You to Find a Mentor or Mentee

by Alexis Davis | The Web Writer Spotlight: Sep 13, 2017


Facebook is continuing its move into LinkedIn’s territory with a new feature facilitating mentoring relationships between its users.