4,561 Quick Ways to Look HOT All Day, Every Day
Before heading to BlogWorld, I delved into the sordid world of shameless self-promotion. Why? Mainly because I’m not good at it and it scares me. You see, I work hard to promote my blog and do stuff that scares me, so practicing the fine art of shameless self-promotion seemed like a good way to combine those two things.
No more shrinking violets for me. I decided to be BIG, bold and b-r-a-n-d-e-d. I decided to get some Get In the Hot Spot t-shirts made and here I am sporting one.
Like anything, from naming my kids, to deciding if it would be better to use if or whether in this sentence, an agonising and lengthy decision-making process ensued. This is clearly a mental health issue, but I don’t let it hold me back.
Luckily, I invested in a hot logo for my hot blog, so that was all ready to roll, but I also wanted the t-shirts to be cheeky because life should be fun. Obviously the t-shirts needed words as well as the logo. I ruled out the “Empowering Tips for Life and Work” slogan as too serious and, after much hair-pulling, scribbling and brainstorming, finally decided to run with Seriously HOT Tips.
Seriously HOT Tips has a curious play on words, it achieves just the right degree of irreverance, it makes the wearer look and sound cool and it leaves plenty of room for discussion, innuendos and laughs. It professed to be serious when it was clearly not. Perfect.
I also made a t-shirt design emblazoned only with Seriously HOT just in case anyone didn’t want Seriously HOT Tips written in giant letters on their (ahem) chest. I hope nothing is lost on translation here for my friends in the USA, Canada or anywhere else for that matter. Just in case, let me mention that I fully understand some people will substitute Tits for Tips if their sordid imagination takes them down that path. There, I said it. It’s just the kind of juvenile prank that amuses me as I teeter into middle age.
A Groovey Gift Idea For Special People
Now, due to popular demand, the t-shirts are for sale. Perfect for you and your loved ones as gifts for the silly season and easy to buy online right now.
Where can I get them?
If these t-shirts sound like fun you can buy one, two or more at RedBubble who will kindly print our the design of your choice and, for a small fee, send it to any address, anywhere in the world.
Who will they suit?
I like RedBubble. I don’t suppose Gap need to get worried but I could get all my t-shirts there. You choose a style, color and design of your choice and that’s it. So they suit anyone and everyone. They even make them for babies.
How do I order?
Go to RedBubble. Choose a design (one spot or four spots), slogan (Seriously HOT or Seriously HOT Tips), color ( I love the greys and orange, red’s good for extroverts), style (round neck, v-neck, long or short sleeve, lady style, man style or hoodie if it’s chilly where you are) and size (from XS to XXXL). You’ll get a preview of the shirt before you buy. There’s a lot of choice, that’s how I came up with the 4,561 Ways to Look HOT headline – 8 designs x 19 colors x 5 styles x 6 sizes – plus one for luck.
Are they good quality?
Yes. The t-shirts are all 100% cotton American Apparel brand. I’ve road tested them for you with daily wearings and washings over the last two months and the design sticks. Anyway, there’s a full guarantee.
How much are they?
The t-shirts are under $25 so you should be able to get one delivered to you for under or around $30, even if you live in the back of beyond. Plus RedBubble have a special deal so if you buy four shirts postage is free. A lovely bonus if you want to get Seriously HOT t-shirts for all your hot family and friends.
Why would I buy one?
Because you like them. Plus it’s a good deal for a t-shirt which makes you look cool and tells the world you’re hot. I get a teeny tiny cut but best of all I get the thrill of knowing you like my blog and t-shirts so you will make me a happy camper too. If you send me a photo of you in it I’ll be even more thrilled and upload all the pics to my Facebook page or maybe add a special page to the blog. That would be a fun project.
Why don’t you use pressure tactics and say this special deal is ending soon?
There is no deadline and no pressure. If you like them and buy one I’ll be thrilled and they’ll probably be on sale for a while. But if you want them in time for Christmas you should order by December 9th.
Do you really think you’re hot?
Sometimes. Or as hot as you can look when you’re a 42 year old mother of three. But mainly the t-shirts make people smile and I’d prefer to raise a smile than raise temperatures. Lucky really.
Get Your Sticky Paws on My HOT Tips Now
Where did you say I can buy one?
RedBubble. You should check it out anyway. It’s full or arty people doing creative things with heaps of t-shirts that will make you look as unique, quirky and interesting as you are. And just imagine how happy your loved ones will be to get a t-shirt saying they’re Seriously HOT! I can’t wait to see the photos.
Click here to check out RedBubble and buy some hot t-shirts now.
I LOVE your TShirts! Very, very cool. I will purchase one and send you a pic. Have a very Happy Holiday Season. and what is wrong with self promotion, anyway?
Hi Cherry, wow! Thank you, that’s brilliant. I can’t wait to see the pic. Some people are brilliant at self-promotion. But it makes me feel a big funny. Not sure why. But I’m enjoying wearing my t-shirts (I have lots in diff colors) and they’re a great conversation starter which I love. Happy hols to you too!
Love it! Your juvenile prank I mean. I’m seriously considering telling everyone how “Seriously hot” I am with one of those tshirts.. :)
You should! Kit out the whole family – get one for Mrs. Wang, baby Wang and why not make Granny Wang’s day and get her one too:) I should get one for my mum – she’s 75 – but she still has hot tips… must run in the family:)
This is classic!!! I should kit out my youngest for all the world to see what a fun blog you have!!!
Hi se7en, lol. I’d like that. Photos please:)
Cool t-shirts… though maybe they’d have an impossible task keeping me HOT here in Scotland, where we’re knee-deep in snow right now! One town registered minus 21 degrees yesterday: “brrrrr”.
Do you ship a free sample of the Aussie sunshine with each order of the t-shirt?! :-)
Hi Scott, Brrrr, that sounds bad! You need 2 t-shirt, a long sleeved t and the hoodie. Wear them all at once. You will look and feel lovely and HOT:) Yes, rays of sunshine are included!
WOW! They look great!! So great, I’m almost afraid to wear one in case I get done for false advertising …
PS Heading over to Red Bubble right now!!
Hi Marion, false advertising … you cannot be serious!:) Happy shopping, it will be interesting to see which design is most popular.
Is 4,561 a blatant exaggeration, or is that how the multiplication works out in all the different colour combo/styles?
I take it the picture at the top may also be sporting the new shoes purchased especially for Blog World? Very nice ;)
Hi Linda, no exaggeration. Based on my amazing mathematical skills: 8 designs x 19 colors x 5 styles x 6 sizes – plus one for luck! Yes, those are the shoes… not for sale I’m afraid, model’s own as they say in the fashion rags:)
I love your HOT tips t-shirts. We had some very juvenile jokes about your hot tips during your book launch party. Was lots of fun.
I’m about to buy a T-shirt. What size do you wear?
Hi Suellen, I know! I liked that:) I go for size small girly fit!
Works for me ;)
Hi Marc, good!
You’re so gutsy and creative! Love the t-shirts. Love your spark.
Hi Sandra :)
I could go so many ways with so much of this…
No comment Dave:)
SO cool! SO clever! Will definitely consider buying one to let everyone know how hot I am! :)
Hi Anne, surely they’ve noticed already?! So you could get one to let them know you think they’re Hotties:)
Cool idea and designs. I’m in. I will send you a picture, too!
Hi Alex, great! His and hers for you I think?!
Annabel, I have so many things to say.
1). I thought you were wearing a dress. I like the dress.
2). I played with the colors, and love the way I can make it switch from blue to green, etc. Since I love turquoise, can I order a custom, light turquoise background with dark turquoise circles? Just kidding! But there are two sides of colors and I thought the left was for the background and the right for the bubbles. But I was wrong.
3). This is for Sandra Lee’s comment above. I think she made a mistake. She confused the two of us. “I’m the gutsy one.” HAHA.
4). You need a Hollywood version for your T-shirt. I mean what better place to market “Seriously Hot Augmented Tips.”
I shall order one for myself as a Christmas gift.
Hi Sonia, haha, dresses next maybe… Re custom colors – well, anything is possible! I noticed Sandra called me gutsy – there are a lot of hot, gutsy ladies round here – that’s what makes it such a fab place but you’re the only gutsy writer:) Yay!
Re. Number 4 – when are small TIPs going to come back into fashion?! I’m waiting for that!:)
I like the way you took this to town and really walked through the options and exposed your thought process.
I’ve been thinking about making some t-shirts (well, some folks asked me to make some t-shirts, so that started the process.) There is something fun about t-shirts, and it looks like you’ve designed yours with skill.
Hi J.D. Ooooh I’d love to see your Ts. RedBubble is recommended. There are other options (Threadless is supposed to be good) but RedBubble comes tried and tested:) Of course I couldn’t have done it with out my fantastic graphic designer and friend Kate Harwood. She’s HOT too… and so are you:)
You made me laugh out loud on this one, Annabel! Great sense of humor, love the new project you obviously have enthusiasm for, and really hope people all over the world get seriously HOT over your t-shirts! Wonderful job!
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