I’m all about starting streaks and keeping them going. I wrote about this in my calendar post. Pick some task – say, 20 reps of any exercise you want – and do it every day. Put an X on that day to show you did it and to document the “win.” Keep that string of Xs going indefinitely. The longer the string gets, the more momentum you’ve created. Momentum is a powerful thing. But I also believe in breaking the streak – on purpose. For a couple reasons.
There's thinking, there's planning, and there's doing. You think about something you want to do – say, get in shape by starting a fitness routine. The thought runs through your head countless times, over and over. If you didn't really want it, you probably wouldn't think about it so much. You start planning your routine. You search online to find a program to follow, and you read articles and watch videos that give you ideas of what to do and how to do it.
How are you doing? You’ll get asked some version of this question thousands of times in your life – from friends, from family, from co-workers, from acquaintances, from bank tellers and grocery store employees, from pretty much everyone. How are you doing? How’s everything going? Things going okay with you? And, in my opinion at least, how you answer these questions is important. Personally, I think an ideal response is this: “Things are going great.”Is there a better option?
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".