We made it to 2018! I hope your year is off to a great start. I’m more excited/optimistic/what-have-you about the new year this time around than normal, and I’m not sure why. Either way, I feel good about this year. Big things are in the works…or at least they could be, which is why I’m making a list. I was going to write out a list of 29 resolutions/things to do for my 29th year on this earth, but I decided against it – for now.
2017 was a year to remember, at least personally. It was my first full year in Minnesota since I moved here in November of ’16. I miss my family and friends a state away in Wisconsin, but I don’t regret a thing about my move. I love it here. A lot happened this year, too. I usually write about the year that was…usually with help of a list of questions/prompts. This year I found theÂ 10 Awesome End of Year Reflection Questions from the site Freedomology, and I’m glad I did.
Is This Thing On? Mic check! Oh hey there. It’s bloggin’ time again! I figure IÂ write for work and for fun, so it’s about time I write for myself again. I did get two journals for Christmas, after all. This is my 92nd attempt at keeping a blog going. This time will hopefully be different. For one thing, I’m making a list of 29 resolutions for my 29th year on this Earth, and I’ll use this blog to keep track of how I do. I will also use it to highlight other aspects of my life. More to come soon.
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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
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Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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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
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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