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Originally published March 21, 2011. Republished as a BlogcastFM Classic on January 19, 2012. I came across Laura just a few weeks back on twitter, when I put out a question about writing copy for my speaking page. Laura actually said she had been a BlogcastFM listener and when I saw what she was up to, I  got her scheduled for an interview right away. I’ve been dying to get a skilled copywriter on as a guest since it was an area that I myself had tons of questions about. Laura packed this interview with some awesome insights:
  • The Biggest Copywriting Mistakes that Bloggers Make
  • The Advantages of Being “Late to the Game” in the Blogosphere
  • Why Research Gets You Paralyzed
  • How to Write A Killer About Page that Injects Your Personality
  • The Keys to Writing Hire Me/Sales Pages  That Convert
  • Where Bloggers Go Wrong with Their Content
  • Why You Need to Read Blogs Outside of Your Niche to Improve Your Content
  • Why You Don’t Necessarily Need a Direction When You First Start Blogging
  • Looking to Your Past for Great Content Ideas
Laura Belgray is the owner of Talking Shrimp, a provider of badass copywriting, branding, creative marketing and TV promos. She's also a restaurant-dependent New Yorker and rabid fan of mostly lowbrow TV. At Talking Shrimp, she offers 5 Free Secrets To Non-Sucky Copy, so go check it out. You can follow her on twitter @lbelgray. If you liked this article, would you share it with your friends? Just click here to post it to Twitter.
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