Freelance writer and editor, blogging about anything that can be organized including your self.
Marla Stone, MSW is a retired therapist turned Professional Organizer, Author, Public Speaker and Mental Health Advocate. Marla loves to write about being healthy on the inner and the outer. Her expert...
Marla Stone, MSW has written a book called Organized Self & Space - A Method to an Ideal Lifestyle that is life altering, will increase productivity three-fold, and is the most revolutionary method for getting and staying organized for business and life. Getting organized seems to be a constant chore. It doesn't have to be though. You can get permanently organized or what Marla Stone, MSW calls "Perpetually Organized".
I grew up reading way too many fairytales. I played with with Barbie and Ken. I watched monitored children's film and television so much so that I was always a child that thought life was going to be grand. I saw Cinderella get the Prince, Sleeping Beauty wake up and Rapunzel let down her hair and be saved. My life as a child was not always "Ideal". My parents fought until they finally divorced.
Cluttered desk, cluttered mind? Of course. How can anyone work with clarity and precision in a cluttered space? They can't! Some people claim they are ADD and can find a needle in a haystack but how long does it take you to find certain papers, notes, presentations when you want them immediately? On average people search for something for at least 5 minutes when there are clutter piles existing. That adds up for employers. They are paying for non-production instead of high faceted productivity.
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".