Second time’s a charm… Or something? It’s chock-a-block full of hot takes and helpful tips that all circle back to the idea of “effort” and those occasions when it can really make you stand out. We kick things off discussing last week’s post about who you get dressed up for, and go into a deep dive on the topic of confidence—and whether it’s okay to derive a not-insignificant amount of self esteem from positive feedback from other people (especially when it comes to dressing).
In case you forgot, Style Girlfriend has a podcast! Don’t worry, the memory loss is understandable. It’s been awhile since a new episode has hit your phone, but we’re back and trying something a little new this week. And we’re excited for you to listen. From severed heads at fashion week to the return of Queer Eye on Netflix, the SG podcast is here for your listening pleasure with the hottest of hot takes—with special guest…me! Team SG contributor Taylor Davies.
If he seems to be moving on at the speed of light, consider this. My last big breakup was almost three years ago. It was horrible (we never spoke again), and I grieved in a big way. I vented to my friends constantly, I wrote—and I cried, like, a lot. Meanwhile, my ex-boyfriend had a new girlfriend within six weeks and another one right after her. (Yes, I kept tabs on his social media for much longer than I should have.
"Michael's chasing Kimmy?"
"And you're chasing Michael?"
"And who's chasing you? Nobody!"
I'm watching it right now, but I still think about this scene from #MyBestFriendsWedding ALL the time. Just me?
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".