If you read this post, you know that I have RETURNED to Weight Watchers (again). I don’t say that like it’s a bad thing, but it was definitely time. Every now and then we need a tune up…i.e., a reality check. You won’t believe this, but on January 8, 2018 it was exactly 10 YEARS since I joined WW and stepped foot into my first meeting! I still can’t believe I was a young tenda preparing for a healthy lifestyle program. I never struggled with weight prior to that.
I don’t know about you, but I’m so ready for spring to get here. As a matter of fact, I don’t think I’ve ever been more ready. Before the New Year we had quite a few days off due to Snowpocalypse here in the south. It was actually quite beautiful. Then the New Year hit and it felt like winter hit with a vengeance. It seems like the evening arrives much quicker, and I’m exhausted before my feet even hit the doormat at home.
Rediscovering yourself can be an exciting journey. Before the first of the year I decided I was going to make some necessary changes that were long overdue. If you read in my previous post, I shared why it was time for me to embrace where I am on this healthy lifestyle journey. I know by doing so, I will be able to be honest with myself about my future goals and expectations. I’m going to share with you a few ways that have helped me that in hopes they will help fuel your hustle!
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".