It really doesn’t matter what you’re releasing – a project, a dream, an aspiration or an opportunity – letting go always involves a loss of some kind, and every loss results in a certain measure of grief. Today – this very day as I’m writing this – I’ve decided to let go of two things that are special to me. One of them has been a significant part of my life for almost three years. I launched a podcast, “Your Church Matters,” in January 2015. The most recent episode was season 3, episode 110.
You have, more than likely, heard this phrase uttered at some point when two previous attempts at something have fallen short. I did a little bit of research (five minutes of Googling) on the origin of the phrase and found out definitively that no one definitively knows where this phrase came from. Last week, I became Grandpa for the third time. No longer do I have a favorite granddaughter; I have two favorite granddaughters!
How do we create a devilish grin? Warning: You may not agree with everything I say in this post. So, what else is new? I usually don’t even agree with everything I say in a particular post. At least you have been warned. At the time of this writing, and for many writings to come, our neighbors to the south are going to be in rescue, recovery and rebuilding mode. The news from the gulf coast for the past couple of weeks has almost been beyond description.
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".