Freezing pebbles scraped painfully against my bare feet and the icy water burnt my skin. The North Sea in November is brutal, but I didn’t hesitate. My early-morning swim at Aldeburgh was a tradition, and nothing was going to stop me. Only one thing was missing: the sound of Dodo’s laughter. Dodo was my grandfather. He was also my best friend, my confidant and my safety net — the person who always caught me when something went wrong.
“THE COUNTRY air is like champagne.” With the top down and my hair being whipped up by the wind, I thought of the words my grandfather, Raymond Greenway, used to describe the thrill a dose of fresh air would give him during our trips out in his sizzling red 1960 MGA Roadster. This time, though, it was my hands on the steering wheel because in May this year, at the age of 92, he passed away, departing his beloved world of classic motor cars and open roads.
Interiors bloggers’ addictive feeds provide instant inspiration for aspiring home improvers and have changed the way the world of design works. But with so many passionate online writers out there, how do you choose which to follow? Dedicated to finding the best, the Amara Interior Blog Awards relies on the public to nominate and vote for the blogs that have captured their style sensibilities, before taking the shortlist to a panel of industry experts.
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".