Today's surprise blog-a-palooza question asks us to recount a cringe-worthy moment from our past. Most of mine involve me saying something stupid and/or rude and then later regretting it. The worst time was in Oct. 2014 when a coworker and I were talking about our plans for the future and I asked her where she was going to college. She named a community college, and I made the (stupid) mistake of saying, "Well, at least you get to go to college!".
Over the next few weeks, I'm going to be throwing in some get-to-know-you posts to go along with my writing posts. I'd love for my fellow bloggers to get to know me outside of the cancer world! To kick it off, I'm going to be posting a travel bucket list. The bucket list is as follows:1. Tahiti/Fiji- I dream of going to either or both of these places on my honeymoon and stay in one of those huts on the ocean where you can see the ocean through the floor!
My legs shook. My heart raced. My whole body was covered with goosebumps. We walked into the big institutional-looking building that was Northwestern Memorial Hospital. When we walked inside, I was amazed at what I saw. The hospital didn’t resemble a hospital at all, but rather a hotel. There were escalators leading up to other floors and concierge desks in the lobby, along with comfortable-looking couches and chairs in the center of the first floor.
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".