I’m really proud of something. Can I just be real? Will it sound like I’m bragging? If you’d ask my mother, she’d say it had to do with me being born a twin, but I think it has more to do with finding great people who share similar values and aspirations. In fact, I’ve seen my business grow the most and the fastest as a result of collaborating, so I’m a huge fan of creating win-wins for everyone involved.
There are these moments in life that I look back to and ask myself, WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?!? I try to be as loving as possible (well, because, my yoga instructor believes that loving yourself keeps you ageless and I’m all, like, let’s avoid Botox and namaste the wrinkles away! ), but it isn’t always that easy. It’s mostly because there are times when I wish I didn’t allow myself to stay STUCK for as long as I was.
I make no qualms about how I was raised or where I come from. I was spanked hard with a belt, but hugged afterward even harder. I knew love in a myriad of forms. We shopped at thrift stores and, later, my mom sewed holes shut and dyed our pants so they appeared new. My dad was a cook at a local college and I’d go to help clean the kitchen with him, often times wrapping up discarded food to take home for family dinner. Life wasn’t hard, it was just all I knew.
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".