In the past, some of my favorite blog posts to write on this blog have been the blog posts that recap our holidays and touch on traditions and memories that never fail to make me smile. While writing these blog posts brings me joy and allows me to think about memories in my past, they also make me think about what our future holidays will look like now that Chase is getting a little older and Ryan and I are beginning to feel the pull toward creating memories in our own home.
When I first became pregnant with Chase back in 2014, I quickly did what many expectant mothers do and Googled foods to avoid. This lead me to learn about other things I should avoid, including exposure to certain chemicals and, much to my surprise, ingredients in some of my beloved beauty products. As a Clean & Clear Morning Burst face wash devotee for YEARS (a total paraben and sulfate bomb), I had some major overhauling to do to my beauty products and most of it seriously overwhelmed me.
Friday is HERE! WOOP! I am so pumped for this weekend because my mom and sister are driving in town and will be arriving this evening. The visit popped up at the last minute â€“ my mom couldnâ€™t stand being away from Chase and since my dad and brother-in-law have plans this weekend, my sister hopped on my momâ€™s plan to drive to Charlotte. I am now one very happy daughter/sister!
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".