When relevant, posts are sponsored or contain affiliate links. As I mentioned in my Bake it Happen 2015 post, I have a warm, kind friend named Shari. She has a food blog called My Judy the Foodie, that is inspired by her late mother who was a fabulous home cook. Shari and her sister Stacy started a program to raise funds for breast cancer research called Bake it Happen in memory of their late mother. (Judy passed away of breast cancer.)
When relevant, posts are sponsored or contain affiliate links. This past weekend I attended The 2018 New York Times Travel Show at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center as a member of the press. Since travel was one of the things that I noticed was missing from my family’s life in 2017, I was especially excited to get some memorable family travel ideas for 2018. Although I didn’t visit all 560 + exhibits, I was able to get the information that I needed.
When relevant, posts are sponsored or contain affiliate links. A little over a week ago, my family and I attended a “VIP Media Night” at the Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament in Lyndhurst, New Jersey. We had visited the show back in 2016 which you can read about on the post, Medieval Times NJ Transports You Back in Time. The reason that we went again is that the show has changed in one major way – a queen reigns for the first time in its 34-year history!
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".