I always tell this story and recently found the pics. We all remember where we were September 11th, 2001, the day of the World Trade Center attacks. I was getting on a flight from San Luis Obipso to Nashville for a conference. Needless to say I wasn’t going anywhere and ended up being stuck in SLO until airline service resumed.
We have all heard it the phrase. But change is hard. Even so, it can be a good thing. And it can be so simple. What I have found does wonders, is simply a little change of scenery. I have more free time on my hands right now than I have had in years. I still find myself getting bogged down. I struggle hard to find focus. I have a to-do list a mile long. I have a tasks-started-but-not-completed list two miles long.
I was listening to a sermon while driving the other day. The pastor was quoting from Ecclesiastes about time. It so hit home. The basic message was this: God wants us to enjoy every day of our lives. We all live under the fallacy we have lots of time, but it’s simply not true. We are guaranteed only the moment we are in. By mid-life, most of us have learned this lesson through the unexpected death of someone we love. We swear we will live differently. We forget.
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".