Since it’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day we had no school today. I thought I was going to get a whole bunch of stuff done, but really all I did yesterday and today was drive kids to different play dates and swim practices. I got almost nothing done yesterday. Today was not looking much better, and at 9 a.m. I had rationalized skipping going to the Y to swim so I could actually check a few things off the to-do list.
Have you been waiting and waiting and wondering when you would come across a blog post containing way too much information? WELL TODAY IS YOUR LUCKY DAY. Because I’ve got one for you. (If the word vagina bothers you, you may want to stop reading right now). When you are a young female in your twenties or even thirties and you haven’t yet subjected your body to the miracle of pregnancy and childbirth, you mostly worry about your body parts on the outside.
Ever since I was a little girl, I have dreamed of being a mom. I’ve always loved taking care of kids. And I’ve always had a way with them. Not just kids. Animals, too. For some reason, they’ve always been drawn to me. My dad is the same way, and so was my grandma (his mom), so I’m sure it’s at least partially genetic. As far back as I can remember, I have pictured myself as a full time stay at home mom with lots of kids. I imagine a lot of this has to do with my grandmother.
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".