This is part of a collaboration with DriveShop. All opinions expressed are my own. So, it’s been a while since we drove a car around and not an SUV. In Texas, that’s just kind of normal, you know. To drive a big truck everywhere you go. It’s the only state where I have had a massive pickup truck show up at the airport to pick me up when I used a ride sharing app to get home.
(Read my full story on the You Must Be Trippin’ blog. ) I can feel myself getting more and more comfortable with the crisp weather and laid-back attitude of Los Angeles every time I visit. In all honesty, it’s taken me a little while to admit that to myself because above all else I am one very proud Texan. This is my first collaborative effort with the Best Western blog You Must Be Trippin’ about my recent experience traveling to West Hollywood and the Griffith Observatory.
This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Wonderful Pistachios and DiMe Media. However, all opinions expressed are my own. Tonight I’m co-hosting a Twitter party with Wonderful Pistachios at 8 p.m. EST / 7 p.m. CST. And yes, there really is an opportunity for you to win some great prizes. Before I get into that, though, let’s just take a moment to appreciate just how flavorful and versatile pistachios are. And moment of truth, y’all… my favorite way to eat pistachios is with my ice cream.
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".