Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. It is very hard to manage your attention. It’s different from time management, which I think of as allocating time well or spending time on the right tasks. This article says it best:It is riffing off of this article on attention management and knowing your essential priorities. People often ask me how I get stuff done, working from home.
I finally watched an episode of The Wall. It’s a game show and it involves people answering questions and a giant game of plinko. Some people are on-screen and others are off-stage, and no one can communicate with one another. It’s like chance on overdrive. You need a lot of things to line up — most outside of your control — in order to win.
I don’t do yoga on snow days. I sleep in instead as a treat and get up when I would normally be finishing yoga. Then I attempt to go through the rest of my day. This is how that looks:Morning: I’m going to make bread and soup for dinner. I’m going to write three documents and complete dozens of small tasks. I’m even going to get downtime in the afternoon! I’m going to finish it off by finally scheduling some appointments. Noon: My brain feels like mud. I am not getting enough done.
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".