I’ve never blogged about interiors before but I do love them. I’m as much of a sucker for a good paint colour or stylish sofa as anyone else, but my real weakness is candles. I LOVE candles. Any trip to Ikea will see me come home with literally hundreds of the things. When I shop in supermarkets or department stores I scour the shelves for reduced or cheap ones. I love cheap candles that look and smell expensive. I light them wherever I go.
The freelance worker is on the rise these days and I have to admit I’m one of them. I work for myself or, in reality, I work for a great many people and companies, spending my working days juggling tasks and deadlines. This isn’t a blog post about the trials and tribulations of the freelance life as most people can imagine what they are already. But for me, one of the main struggles had been where I work.
I love going to Donegal. it’s a great place, lovely stuff to look at. But in all honestly one of my absolute favourite things about going to Donegal is that you go through Derry to get there. And when you go through Derry, you get to go to Browns in Bonds Hill. Now, Browns is absolutely my favourite restaurant in Northern Ireland, quite possibly the Island. The food never fails to astonish, the service is delightful and, at least to us Belfast ones, the prices are very reasonable.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".