S M S Kettle (kettles you text on your way home?)

ReadywhenUR – SMS Kettle

by Stephen
I think my dream gadget has just been invented. It’s laziness at its peak! This gadget is called ‘ReadywhenUR’, an ingenious title when I tell you what this thing can do. You send a SMS text to your kettle and it boils. Can you believe it! I’m definitely going to be getting one of these.

When you send the text, it is sent to the satellite and sent back to the kettle to be received by the built in radio receiver. I can see it now. You are watching telly and want a cup of tea during the adverts but can’t be bothered getting up, going into the kitchen and waiting on the kettle to boil before returning to the sofa only to miss the first two minutes of your favorite TV program.All you have to do is text your kettle (can’t believe I’m saying that) before the break, and all you will have to do is walk in the kitchen and serve your already boiled water.

If you are a gadget lover like me, you’ll go through about 100 texts a month anyway, so sending a text that will boil your kettle sounds like very little effort and what are a few texts when you’re spending hundreds a month on gadgets?

What a cool wedding gift, or house moving present! Great for when you have a friend over for a coffee and it certainly will impress the ladies. When you have been at work all day and just want to sit down to a nice mug of hot chocolate, text your kettle before you arrive and voila.

This amazing kettle can be yours for £100, which is more than your average kettle but will save you time and effort in the long run. No need for a husband or wife to make a cuppa for you, you just need your mobile and a ‘ReadywhenUR’.

Would this be any good for your guests??

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17 Copy-Ands-Paste Blog Post Template

I’m usually a trooper when it comes to pain…but this wisdom tooth extraction has just not been treating me very well. Thanks for understanding that I still need a couple more days to recover before getting back on the saddle and writing blog posts again. Don’t worry, I’m not going anywhere!

Today, however, I’m happy (and very lucky) to feature a guest post from one of my favorite writers online, Kim Roach from Buzzblogger.com. She always produces fantastic material that’s quick to read. She’s already proven so with her first guest post that was published on SPI back in April of 2010. 

If you write at all online, this is a post to bookmark for future reference – guaranteed. 

Please give Kim a warm welcome, enjoy and share!

Do you ever get writer’s block?

I mean do you ever sit down at your computer with that blank screen mocking you in the face?

As a blogger, I’ve done this on more than one occasion.

Sure, I use all kinds of tricks to get the ‘ol inspiration motor running…

  • I keep a list of running article ideas.
  • I browse all of my favorite blogs scouting for possible ideas.
  • Tweet my followers for ideas.
  • If I get really desperate I’ll whip up a nice bubble bath and some wine :)

But sometimes you just need a good hook.

Something fresh and unique!

So today I’m going to give you 17 Copy-And-Paste Blog Post Templates that you can use as your own.

Happy Blogging!

1. Make a predictions post.

These are incredibly fun, especially towards the end of the year. Or the beginning of a new year :)

Take a look at what’s happening in your market. What’s hot? What are the current trends? And create a blog post around those with your predictions for the new year.

Not only are these types of posts a TON of fun but they also position you as a leader in your market.

So whip out the ‘ol Magic 8 Ball and publish your predictions!

2. Things You Might Not Know About Me

This is a blog post that I recommend EVERY blogger do.

One of the fastest ways to start truly engaging with your community is to give them a peek behind the curtain. Let them see who you are BEYOND just business.

The fact is that we are living through the humanization of business and people are extremely interested in the person BEHIND the business itself.

More than ever… we crave RELATIONSHIPS!

People don’t want cheesy marketing messages… they want YOU.

Your story… Your life… Your own unique personality infused into everything you do.

Your readers will be attracted to your weird quirks because they make you human.

When your flawed your real.

That’s one of the biggest pieces of advice I could give you this year.

Give people a peek behind the curtain.

Business is about HUMAN connection. And the only way to truly connect is by being completely you.

Your emails, your videos, your articles, every piece of content should be branded with your own, unique personality.

3. Why I Don’t Do ‘X’.

People LOVE controversy. That’s why the news channels thrive on ’bad’ news. Kind of concerning but knowing this can help you instantly increase your email open rates, improve your headlines, and get your articles read.

One of my favorite ways to do this is to use the headline:

Why I Don’t Do ‘X’.

I recently used this in an email entitled “Why I Don’t Do SEO”.

As you can imagine, it got QUITE the attention because I was debunking a hot topic within our industry.

You can use this same strategy on your own blog:

  • Why I Don’t Do Diets
  • Why I Don’t Do Online Dating
  • Why I Don’t Do Article Marketing

This one is an instant winner when used properly. Plus, it’s just a lot of fun!

People are looking for something fun, unique, and different.

By providing them with something valuable AND entertaining, you’ll be the one that gets read.

4. (Famous Person Guide) to (Blank)

Another great place to get article ideas is to tap into the media. Take what’s hot right now in the news and tie it into your market.

Here are a few examples:

  • The Steve Job’s Guide to Time Management
  • The Justin Bieber Guide to Dating
  • Harry Houdini’s ‘Secret’ to Unusual Marketing
  • The M.C. Hammer Guide to Social Media

Tap into the hot topics that are ALREADY inside the mind of your prospect.

5. Case Study

No one can resist a good case study. It’s like a good story.

People love to get a behind-the-scenes look at EXACTLY how someone has achieved a certain goal.

Some examples include…

If you want to quickly become the market leader in your industry, whip out a few case studies and let people follow along on your journey.

6. Product Showdowns.

Here’s a twist on the traditional product review post. Instead of just reviewing a product – we’re going to do a product showdown comparing 2 similar products and sharing the pros and cons of each.

Some examples might include…

  • Optimize Press Vs. Kajabi
  • Rapid Action Profits VS. JVZoo
  • Tweet Adder Vs. Tweet Attacks
  • Odesk Vs. Fiverr

You’re providing extra value by comparing similar (and possibly) competing products. Helping your reader to decide which one is best for them.

You can take this a step further by sharing how you personally are using the product. Anything you can do to get beyond the boring, overdone, traditional product review. The old ways of affiliate marketing are dying. But add your own unique twist and you’ll quickly start to see the difference.

7. ‘X’ Things You Must Do After (Blank)

Here’s a super simple one that’s almost always an instant winner. It’s fun and easy to write. Entertaining for your reader and it plays on our natural curiosity.

  • 7 Things You Must Do after Writing a Blog Post
  • 7 Things You Must Do After Every Workout
  • 3 Things You Must Do After Every Date

8. How To (Blank) in (X Number of Days / Hours)

Here’s another extremely powerful template that’s similar to the case study post above…

  • How to Generate 427+ Visitors in 24 Hours
  • How to Get 1,200 Facebook Likes in 3 Days
  • How to Lose 12 Pounds in 7 Days
  • How to Get the Perfect Date in 7 Days

Use either one of these templates to knock-out a killer blog post when your strapped for ideas.

9. Experimental Posts

The only thing better than living an exciting life is to live vicariously through someone else’s exciting life. You can bring this entertainment factor to your blog by doing experimental posts.

This is basically where you set an interesting goal for yourself and post updates on your progress over a 30-day period.

Here are a few examples to get your brain rolling…

10. Comprehensive Pillar Posts

This one never gets old. If you’re looking to establish your presence online, one of the best things you can do to stand out is to start creating some epic blog posts.

A ‘pillar’ article is generally longer than the traditional blog post (1,000+ words). This sort of ‘flagship content’ is a comprehensive article dripping in value.

Building a raving audience of fans online all starts with mind-blowing pillar content.

Content that makes people think. Inspires. Creates value. Provides a new perspective. Pushes people out of their comfort zones. Challenges your readers. And creates nothing short of a braingasm!

Because of this, people can’t help but share it with others via Twitter, Facebook, StumbleUpon, etc… So when done properly, your pillar posts should bring in a new burst of readers as well.

Here are a few examples of ‘pillar’ posts:

11. (Insert Desired Benefit) That No One Talks About

As humans, we naturally want to listen in on ‘insider information’.

Kind of like when you were little and you tried to listen in on your sister’s telephone conversations. We love listening in when we’re not supposed to :) That’s why this template works so well…

  • Traffic Strategies That No One Talks About
  • Weight Loss Secrets That No One Talks About
  • Dating Advice That No One Talks About

12. Blog Post Roundup

Here’s an easy one that you can whip up quickly when you’re running short on time. List the top 10 blog posts from the year. Or the top blog posts from around the web that week. Or simply do a ‘Best Of’ post for your industry. This could be the best Twitter posts, forum posts, best blog posts, best news items, best product releases, etc…

Whip up any combination of your choice. You could even do this on a weekly basis. People love these types of posts because it keeps them in the loop on what’s going on in the industry without having to do all the searching themselves.

Kikolani.com does a really good job of this in their ‘Fetching Friday’ posts…

13. Things I Wish I Had Done Differently

These types of posts are almost always a hit because people love to read about other people’s ‘mistakes’. Plus, they provide a ton of value for your readers and help them to avoid common pitfalls.

Give your readers a look behind-the-curtain. Be authentic and transparent and people will love you for it.

Some example headlines might include:

  • 10 Lessons I Learned in 2011
  • 7 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started
  • 12 Things I Would Do If I Were Starting From Scratch

14. The Tools of the Trade

Give people a behind-the-scenes look at the tools you use in your business. People love these types of posts. If you want to take it one step further, shoot a video of your office. You’ll create instant engagement with your readers.

Here are a few example headlines you could use…

  • The Top 12 Marketing Tools I Use in My Business
  • 7 Marketing Tools I Couldn’t Live Without
  • 18 Must-Have WordPress Plugins
  • (LIVE Video) A Look Inside My Office

15. Ask / Involve the Reader!!

Engagement is quickly becoming one of THE most important marketing metrics in business.

All of your content should be a reflection of the wants, needs, desires, and frustrations of your reader.

There are LOTS of different ways to do this. You can create an “Ask the Reader” type post where you ask an engaging question and start interacting in the comments. Or you can challenge your readers to achieve a specific goal that month and report back with their results.

Here are a few examples…

Challenge your readers:

16. Debunk Industry Myths.

Every industry has its fair share of myths, legends, and misconceptions.

People love nothing more than debunking common beliefs. Plus, by pointing what’s WRONG in your industry, you also position yourself as a leader.

Some examples here might include:

  • Top 7 Dieting Myths Debunked
  • Why I Hate the Atkins Diet
  • 7 Lies You’ve Been Told About Dating
  • Why Pickup Lines Don’t Work (and what to do instead…)

Talk about what’s WRONG in your industry. Nothing gets more attention than controversy. But you must do it right. Debunk with style :)

17. Comment On Industry Gossip

Every industry has it’s own circle of gossip. Writing about these hot topics is one of the best ways to increase readership and tap into the conversation that’s ALREADY taking place in the
mind of your prospect.

You can get your fill of juicy gossip browsing the major news sites, in related forums, related blogs, and in your inbox.

This sort of timely ‘news’ (i.e. gossip) makes for great content.

  • New fad diets
  • Famous people on such-and-such diet.
  • The Truth About Product X
  • Where is Mobile Marketing REALLY Headed?

Part of positioning yourself as an authority is staying ahead of the trends within your industry. If you can be the first to report on relevant trends that are impacting your industry, then people will literally ‘tune’ into your station to make sure they stay updated.

Take a stand on the issue and help guide your reader to make an informed decision.

Use the 17 blog post ideas above to stand out from the crowd, get your blog noticed, and become an industry maven.

Kim Roach is the official Marketing Lab Rat at Buzzblogger.com. If youíd like to discover ALL 24 of Kim’s favorite traffic sources, go to http://www.buzzblogger.com/traffic-lab.html to claim your FREE Underground Traffic Report.

Heres another great review for the Ivy Mount Guest House

This is what makes my job great!

A review has been posted by ‘Miss. Harriet Brewitt’ see below:

Review:
‘When my partner and I arrived at the Ivy Mount Guest House we were greeted with a smart looking property. We had walked just five minutes from the Eccles tram stop and found Ivy Mount very easily.
We had previously told Paul (the owner) that we would be arriving late in the evening so he provided us with a key safe and emailed me (very promptly) the combination. This was a brilliant idea, ideal for flexible arrivals.
We walked through the guest house which was very clean and smelt nice. Even though there was nobody there to greet us, it felt welcoming and cosy.
We found our room with ease and were immediately impressed with its size. There was an ironing board and iron, TV and DVD player, hair-drier and tea and coffee making facilities. A welcome booklet provided us with a free wifi code and local information etc. The room was warm and the beds were comfortable, great for relaxing after a hard day\’s shopping.
Our room had a very small en suite. This was in no way a problem for us and we appreciated that it made the best out of a small space.
Downstairs at breakfast we met Paul who was very warm and friendly. There were a good selection of foods to fill up on and the cooked breakfast was very tasty(with runny eggs)!
We stayed two nights at the Ivy Mount Guest House and will definitely be back when we are next in Manchester.’

Thank you very much ‘Miss. Harriet Brewitt’

Trying To Get More Followers On FACEBOOK! go and take alook?

I’m trying to gain has many followers on FACEBOOK as possible? its hard work,ive tried the lot,but at the moment im giving this ago.its called double your likes.com so i have made my own welcome page,which people have to PRESS the “LIKE” button to go through to my special welcome video for the Ivy mount guest house?

So what do you think????

any good???

So this is how it all started,then once you press the” like” button,it sends you to a different page,and you get to watch our GREAT  video of the Ivy Mount Guest House.witch looks like this!

So if you are reading this,” PLEASE” pass on to a friend and follow my link at the bottom of the page,to help the IVY MOUNT GUEST HOUSE gain as many followers as possable?????

http://www.facebook.com/?sk=pages#!/pages/Ivy-Mount-Guest-House/172067366189525?sk=app_102515556471926

PLEASE PASS ON TO A FRIEND,THE LIONK ABOVE

ALL THE BEST THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HELP!

PAUL…

manchesters number one bed and breakfast new video..

relaxe at the Ivy Mount......relax at the Ivy Mountroom 6
Reviewed 11 July 2011 Was running late on arrival date so rang owner no problem key left in key safe for me. Had room at top of house but it was nice and cool at night and slept well. Breakfast good and freshly cooked. Plenty of information in room about trams, trains and buses into Manchester and owner had made a map to show directions very helpful. Thank you Paul for the welcome and also business suggestions would stay again if in the area.

Stayed July 2011, travelled solo

Value Sleep Quality Cleanliness Service
“friendly, clean and well worth the money”
Reviewed 28 June 2011 stayed here with 5 friends, we were having a girly shopping day at the trafford centre and needed somewhere nearby to stay.got a very warm welcome and quickly shown to our rooms,paul organised a taxi for us as we were eating out, nothing was too much trouble.i stayed in the front double room, very quiet and comfy, hadnt stayed in a b+b before, only hotels, but would definately go back, breakfast was lovely and we all had a really enjoyable stay.well done to the ivy mount….keep up the good work

Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
“”fab place and very accomadating””
Reviewed 22 June 2011 I only stayed the one night and defo would go back… My partner ann was having to stay overnight in hope hospital (salford royal) after an operation due to her renal failure and i needed sumwere to stay.. I rang paul at ivy mount around 7:00pm and he was very freindly and understanding towards my curcumstances and got me my room ready STRAIGHT away!!
The room was very clean and home like.. I felt very relaxed and was very glad of sumwere warm and comfortable to sleep after a very worrying and stressfull day at the hospital!!
The breakfast was very nice and freshly cooked two and there was cereal and choice of cold and hot drinks..
So yeh would highly recommend a stay at ivy mount guest house.

Stayed June 2011, travelled solo

B & B (Bed and Breakfast) covering Eccles and Salford Near Salford Quays, Trafford Centre and Manchester United Ground

Near Salford Quays, Trafford Centre and Manchester United Ground

Hi, my name is Paul, the owner of Ivy Mount Guest House. I offer you the warmest welcome to my charming home. My aim is to offer clean and comfortable accommodation at a great price.I want the Ivy Mount Guest House to feel like a home from home, which is why many guests return time and time again. Please check out our reviews on Trip Advisor

Whether you are visiting on business or pleasure, the Ivy Mount Guest House is the perfect place to stay. We are in a great location for all Manchester has to offer. The Metro, (tram), is a 5 minute walk away. This offers a regular service to the city centre, (about £2.50), and to Old Trafford, Salford Quays, Lowry Outlet and Media City. The M602 motorway, ( junction 2), is a few minutes away, as is Eccles railway station.

At the Ivy Mount Guest House, we can offer an early breakfast from 6am till 9.30am, Monday to Friday, a little later at weekends. We also have free soup and rolls, tea or coffee available from 4.30pm till 7pm, Monday to Thursday. Great after a hard day’s work or shopping. Come and say hi, meet fellow guests.

Sports fans will be pleased to know we are only a couple of miles from Old Trafford, home of Manchester United, and 7 miles from Manchester City’s ground. (both accessible via the Metro) For shoppers, easy access to the city centre, or the huge Trafford Centre is only 2 miles away.

So to summarise the benefits of staying at the Ivy Mount Guest House

Great location
Close to motorway
5 minutes walk to the Metro
Easy access to city centre
Old Trafford – 5 stops on the Metro
Manchester Airport – 20 minutes away
Full English Breakfast
Free soup and rolls during the week
Free off road parking
Clean and comfortable rooms
Great rates
Warm welcome
Easy to book from this website

So, what is stopping you from booking. Its easy and fast. Book from this website.

Book now to avoid disappointment, space is limited, and we are popular.

I look forward to meeting you.

Paul

Recieved yet another “great review” for the Ivy Mount..

room 6

Hi, my name is Paul, the owner of Ivy Mount Guest House. I offer you the warmest welcome to my charming home. My aim is to offer clean and comfortable accommodation at a great price.I want the Ivy Mount Guest House to feel like a home from home, which is why many guests return time and time again. Please check out our reviews on Trip Advisor.Whether you are visiting on business or pleasure, the Ivy Mount Guest House is the perfect place to stay. We are in a great location for all Manchester has to offer. The Metro, (tram), is a 5 minute walk away. This offers a regular service to the city centre, (about £2.50), and to Old Trafford, Salford Quays, Lowry Outlet and Media City. The M602 motorway, ( junction 2), is a few minutes away, as is Eccles railway station.At the Ivy Mount Guest House, we can offer an early breakfast from 6am till 9.30am, Monday to Friday, a little later at weekends. We also have free soup and rolls, tea or coffee available from 4.30pm till 7pm, Monday to Thursday. Great after a hard day’s work or shopping. Come and say hi, meet fellow guests.

Sports fans will be pleased to know we are only a couple of miles from Old Trafford, home of Manchester United, and 7 miles from Manchester City’s ground. (both accessible via the Metro) For shoppers, easy access to the city centre, or the huge Trafford Centre is only 2 miles away.

 

Recieved yet another “great review” for the Ivy Mount..

room 6

Hi, my name is Paul, the owner of Ivy Mount Guest House. I offer you the warmest welcome to my charming home. My aim is to offer clean and comfortable accommodation at a great price.I want the Ivy Mount Guest House to feel like a home from home, which is why many guests return time and time again. Please check out our reviews on Trip Advisor.Whether you are visiting on business or pleasure, the Ivy Mount Guest House is the perfect place to stay. We are in a great location for all Manchester has to offer. The Metro, (tram), is a 5 minute walk away. This offers a regular service to the city centre, (about £2.50), and to Old Trafford, Salford Quays, Lowry Outlet and Media City. The M602 motorway, ( junction 2), is a few minutes away, as is Eccles railway station.At the Ivy Mount Guest House, we can offer an early breakfast from 6am till 9.30am, Monday to Friday, a little later at weekends. We also have free soup and rolls, tea or coffee available from 4.30pm till 7pm, Monday to Thursday. Great after a hard day’s work or shopping. Come and say hi, meet fellow guests.

Sports fans will be pleased to know we are only a couple of miles from Old Trafford, home of Manchester United, and 7 miles from Manchester City’s ground. (both accessible via the Metro) For shoppers, easy access to the city centre, or the huge Trafford Centre is only 2 miles away.

 

Recieved yet another “great review” for the Ivy Mount..

room 6

Hi, my name is Paul, the owner of Ivy Mount Guest House. I offer you the warmest welcome to my charming home. My aim is to offer clean and comfortable accommodation at a great price.I want the Ivy Mount Guest House to feel like a home from home, which is why many guests return time and time again. Please check out our reviews on Trip Advisor.Whether you are visiting on business or pleasure, the Ivy Mount Guest House is the perfect place to stay. We are in a great location for all Manchester has to offer. The Metro, (tram), is a 5 minute walk away. This offers a regular service to the city centre, (about £2.50), and to Old Trafford, Salford Quays, Lowry Outlet and Media City. The M602 motorway, ( junction 2), is a few minutes away, as is Eccles railway station.At the Ivy Mount Guest House, we can offer an early breakfast from 6am till 9.30am, Monday to Friday, a little later at weekends. We also have free soup and rolls, tea or coffee available from 4.30pm till 7pm, Monday to Thursday. Great after a hard day’s work or shopping. Come and say hi, meet fellow guests.

Sports fans will be pleased to know we are only a couple of miles from Old Trafford, home of Manchester United, and 7 miles from Manchester City’s ground. (both accessible via the Metro) For shoppers, easy access to the city centre, or the huge Trafford Centre is only 2 miles away.

 

Recieved yet another “great review” for the Ivy Mount..

room 6

Hi, my name is Paul, the owner of Ivy Mount Guest House. I offer you the warmest welcome to my charming home. My aim is to offer clean and comfortable accommodation at a great price.I want the Ivy Mount Guest House to feel like a home from home, which is why many guests return time and time again. Please check out our reviews on Trip Advisor.Whether you are visiting on business or pleasure, the Ivy Mount Guest House is the perfect place to stay. We are in a great location for all Manchester has to offer. The Metro, (tram), is a 5 minute walk away. This offers a regular service to the city centre, (about £2.50), and to Old Trafford, Salford Quays, Lowry Outlet and Media City. The M602 motorway, ( junction 2), is a few minutes away, as is Eccles railway station.At the Ivy Mount Guest House, we can offer an early breakfast from 6am till 9.30am, Monday to Friday, a little later at weekends. We also have free soup and rolls, tea or coffee available from 4.30pm till 7pm, Monday to Thursday. Great after a hard day’s work or shopping. Come and say hi, meet fellow guests.

Sports fans will be pleased to know we are only a couple of miles from Old Trafford, home of Manchester United, and 7 miles from Manchester City’s ground. (both accessible via the Metro) For shoppers, easy access to the city centre, or the huge Trafford Centre is only 2 miles away.

 

Recieved yet another “great review” for the Ivy Mount..

room 6

Hi, my name is Paul, the owner of Ivy Mount Guest House. I offer you the warmest welcome to my charming home. My aim is to offer clean and comfortable accommodation at a great price.I want the Ivy Mount Guest House to feel like a home from home, which is why many guests return time and time again. Please check out our reviews on Trip Advisor.Whether you are visiting on business or pleasure, the Ivy Mount Guest House is the perfect place to stay. We are in a great location for all Manchester has to offer. The Metro, (tram), is a 5 minute walk away. This offers a regular service to the city centre, (about £2.50), and to Old Trafford, Salford Quays, Lowry Outlet and Media City. The M602 motorway, ( junction 2), is a few minutes away, as is Eccles railway station.At the Ivy Mount Guest House, we can offer an early breakfast from 6am till 9.30am, Monday to Friday, a little later at weekends. We also have free soup and rolls, tea or coffee available from 4.30pm till 7pm, Monday to Thursday. Great after a hard day’s work or shopping. Come and say hi, meet fellow guests.

Sports fans will be pleased to know we are only a couple of miles from Old Trafford, home of Manchester United, and 7 miles from Manchester City’s ground. (both accessible via the Metro) For shoppers, easy access to the city centre, or the huge Trafford Centre is only 2 miles away.