It’s been a year since the release of my book, Always By My Side: Life Lessons from Millie and All the Dogs I’ve Loved, and this week it’s being released in paperback. I want to thank everyone who’s read the book and passed it on to others, and for all the wonderful responses I’ve received. Those responses have been the best part of the year.
Summer’s almost over! Crazy, right? And crazy is the word for this summer. A month or so ago I posted a blog telling you about all the projects the editorial team was handling: Mysterious Ways magazine, The Joys of Christmas, The Best of Guideposts, etc. And that was in addition to putting out Guideposts magazine and Angels on Earth plus all our web work. We didn’t need all this blistering weather to break a sweat.
Adapted from Edward Grinnan’s Editor’s Note for the March 2018 issue of Guideposts. If you’d like to subscribe, click here. My mother always wore green on St. Patrick’s Day. Of course she wore the color fairly often to complement her grass-green eyes, not that she would ever confess to such vanity. Not a Rossiter! My father didn’t always wear green, even though his forebears came from County Offaly.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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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)
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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 NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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