For those of you who know me personally, you know that once a year I take a trip to visit my cousin and his family. I look forward to this trip because it is the perfect getaway from the craziness that is Los Angeles. It allows me to spend time with some family, and disconnect with LA, even if it is only for a few days. This year, they happened to be in Nashville, Tennessee, and I was excited to visit a new place. Believe it or not, this was my first trip to Nashville.
When I moved to Los Angeles I had no idea what to expect of the people. I moved to this city as a 20-year-old with my guard down completely. Working in the entertainment industry, I was quickly burned by some of the earliest people that I met. I learned that not everyone is going to be your friend. This was one of the first of many lessons that the universe would teach me as I grew up in LA. One of the biggest lessons I've learned is to celebrate those who celebrate you and cherish those friendships.
This blog is my passion project. I wanted to create something that was genuine and authentic. This time around, it's just going to be me, with a few friends, and my phone. All of the photos you see on this blog will be taken and edited with my iPhone. I'm not a photographer. I don't carry a camera with me everywhere I go, but I do have my phone. I felt that by using just my phone on this blog, I will truly be giving you an authentic, and genuine look into my life.
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".