Robert the Bruce is reputed to have said: “If at first you don’t succeed try, try and try again.”The story goes this saying came to him while watching a spider tirelessly weave her web, overcoming many unsuccessful attempts before completing it. In a world of motivational books and inspiring internet memes, I like to think of Bruce and his spider every time I hear the dreaded word “ yoga ”. Now, I know yoga is all about relaxation, meditation and well-being but the very concept stresses me out.
Exactly a week ago I joined 7200 others taking part in the Glasgow Kiltwalk – a wonderful day of laughs and inspiration. Due to radio commitments, I could only do The Big Stroll, the 15-mile hike from Clydebank to Loch Lomond. The Mighty Stride (which I’ve done five times) was 23 miles while the Wee Wander is six. This year you can walk for any Scottish charity and the Hunter Foundation tops up your fundraising total by 10 per cent, giving charities 110 per cent of monies raised.
There are four small words guaranteed to strike fear into women whatever their vintage: 'What age are you?' The tone of the question is all important. Asked in a normal voice, it is a simple request to find out ones age but asked in THAT way and you know it's an accusatory statement.
@bigcraigie1@ScotRail I was on the same train on Wednesday and it wasn’t working then either - the two wee 15 year old lassies tanning their mum’s vodka were bent double by the time we got to Haymarket!!
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".