On 9/11/01, I had just returned from a conference of creative women. (We all worked in the craft and hobby industry and designed products for craft companies, wrote craft books, went on shows like Carol Duvall and sold craft products on QVC – it was a fun job!) It was my first conference with this group and I had skipped a ‘special vacation’ in order to join this organization and get involved.
We set off with map in hand! On little highways and byways, we headed south/west through Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky to reach our mid-west road trip destination of Louisville, KY. Sometimes you just have to go off the grid to make memories with your girlfriend(s). Say ‘Louisville, KY‘ and what do most people think? Usually the Kentucky Derby, right? But there is SO MUCH more! We discovered a vibrant city that has so many things for a fun, fab girlfriend trip.
Whether you’re reading this on August 6, 2017 – the first Sunday of August and official ‘International Friendship Day,’ and any random day after it – it’s a great time to celebrate female friendship. We women know that we couldn’t live without our girlfriends so why not plan some time together to celebrate your friendship?
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
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".