When I first decided I wanted to write book reviews on Post Grad Purpose, I figured I’d be writing about career advice books (see: The Big Life). Then I read Sweetbitter and before I was even halfway through I knew I’d be blogging about it. Sweetbitter, which came out last year, is a novel about a 22-year-old woman who moves to New York City by herself in search of something, anything, new. Sounds like your classic cliched story about finding yourself, right? Wrong.
As the press for Star Wars: The Last Jedi begins in earnest, the detractors have also come back out in force as well. Once more, the comment sections and Reddit forums are awash in debates about whether the sequels are actually good or just nostalgia vehicles. As part of this debate, a sort of revisionist Star Wars history has started: more and more fans are leaping to defend the prequels. Once the most hated films the galaxy, the prequel trilogy has become cool in a way.
Wow, this is my first post in June and the month is more than halfway over. Oops. As you can tell from the title of this post, I’ve been super overwhelmed and have pretty much neglected Post Grad Purpose. I was even considering quitting, but I’m not doing that. I’m really passionate about this idea and the potential for the blog and I’m excited to start focusing on it more. First though, I need to calm down. I’m a pretty stressed out person.
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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
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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