Sometimes as I watch my energetic toddler, I can’t help but think about his unique start to life. You see, if you’re new to my blog, my son was born at 32 weeks out of the blue. I had no warning signs, or well didn’t know that not being able to walk for a week was a warning sign, and boom, he came into this world in quite the rush. I know I’ll never know “why” that happened, but sometimes I can’t help but think I do know why.
It has been said that every pregnancy is different from the next. In some ways I’m counting on that to be true, and in most ways, I’m already witnessing it to be. With my first pregnancy, up until my son made his surprise visit two months early, things were kind of rainbows and unicorns. I recorded my bump every week, every milestone, wrote in my journal, and I pretty much thought I was invincible.
Don’t settle. Just two words, but oh so very powerful, don’t you think? I was having a conversation with my bestie today, and she thanked me for not settling for mediocrity in my life. It was a really meaningful statement, but then again, she’s my bestie, and birds of a feather do tend to flock together. We are all handed a bunch of cards and journeys though our lifetime. Some of the cards are out of our control, while many are absolutely within our control.
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".