If you know me, you know I love empowering tween/teen girls. My daughter recently became so excited about the 365 Days of Wonder book a girl scout friend bought her. I can’t tell you how it makes me feel knowing how she wakes up excited to read the day’s affirmation or quote. She even brings it to us to read aloud. This morning, she needed a little help in understanding what today’s message was allowing us to help her think it through.
When I first moved here, I didn’t know anyone. I had no one to help me understand the preschool process, where to start my search, and of course which one was the best to enroll my child in. I was pregnant at the time with my son, while I was raising my 2-year old daughter. It’s not that easy because one size does not fit all when it comes to both preschool and day care. I tell parents all the time that it really depends on their needs as a parent, their child’s needs, and of course your pockets.
Disclosure: Thank you to ReadyRefresh℠ by Nestlé® for sponsoring this blog post. All opinions are my own. I asked the moms in my Facebook group if they have ever used a beverage delivery service, and the response was a resounding yes! They all use ReadyRefresh℠ by Nestlé® and sing it’s amazing praises. While I’ve never personally used a beverage delivery service, I am elated to be a brand advocate for the company.
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".