Once upon a time a friend invited The Child and me to a concert with her family. I immediately said yes and set a reminder in my calendar for the following weekend. The next morning I received a text from my friend:There’s been a change. I need to make the concert family only. I hope I don’t offend you. My first thought? I hope everything is OK! My second thought? I’ll tell The Child and we’ll make new plans! Nowhere in my thoughts? Any sense of feeling offended.
My first job was as a babysitter.ÂThis was typical among my peers the only stark difference being most of my friends who babysat adored kids. I liked them just fine (I ended up teaching Sunday school, swim lessons and babysat through college), but was definitely the sitter you hired when there were only a scant few hours left before bed. I was fantastic with kids…for short periods of time.
The other morning was the worst ever. Worst morning since I became a mother and, Id venture to say, worst for the Tornado *ever-ever. *It’s unimportant what sparked it (take tired, cross with having just done the new dog thing all too recently, slather solo parenting on top and you’ve an inkling)–it just felt yucky and wasn’t how either of us strive to behave/live. I dropped the Tornado at school, headed home toÂ try and tire out Charming work, yet couldn’t shake the That sucked.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".