A title for an article just popped up in my head as I was wondering what I should write about. Two words – carry on. Then, it appeared as if I had ever listened to a song of the same title. So, I quickly checked online and sure enough, there it was. A song by the rock band FUN. I listened to it on YouTube and it was an amazing song. The lead singer Nate Ruess has one of the most authentic and distinct voices you will ever listen to.
Because in her world, why little when you can have ‘big’. I like that mindset. I hope she keeps it throughout her life. Because it is a great metaphor of life. If you ask for little, you are most likely to get little. If you ask for big things, chances are high that you will also get big results. Please note that I have talked of chances and not guarantees. And that alone is powerful. I overheard someone say we all have an ocean before us.
One day I was chatting with a former Cabinet minister about his lessons in life that he would pass on to a younger fellow like me. His response? “You see, I cannot just share the lesson but I can instead tell you the different experiences I have had in my life and how I handled them,” he responded. “For example,” he continued, “when I was in Primary Five, my father died and my school fees was gone. I had to find answers. I had to make the money to go to school.
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".