For many many years now every time Veterans Day rolls around on the calendar I get really angry. It’s not that I don’t love, respect, and appreciate the sacrifice that so many men and women have made. In fact not a day goes by that I don’t think about how lucky I am that young men and women for decades have stepped up to answer the call of duty. If it were not for them I may not even be able to sit hear and write this. So why am I angry you ask?? It is because of our country.
Just about now everyone’s kids should be getting out of school for the summer. As a mom I am beyond happy to not have to get up at dark thirty 5 days of the week. It’s no big secret that I am not a morning person. LOL On the flip side of that is the we all know it won’t be long before we hear those dreaded words “Mom I’m Bored”. I am sure you just heard my eyes roll as I typed that. Well to combat boredom this summer I highly suggest you grab a few packs of Water Wubbles.
As many of you may know I am now 2 down and 2 to go. That’s parent speak for 2 our of my 4 kids have graduated high school. Woohoo!! Having your child graduate is one of life’s greatest joys I have to say. The emotions of that accomplishment are so overwhelming. I couldn’t be anymore prouder of my son’s Tyler and Gabe. My oldest graduated 6 years ago and my 2nd oldest graduated last month. And in August he is headed to college.
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".