These days, there are so many different bartending blogs & websites that cover the hospitality industry. Itâ€™s great for the industry and anyone who wants to be a part of it. But with so much information out there, it can be difficult to sort through the good from the bad. So Iâ€™ve decided to make it easier for you and compile a list my favorite blogs & websites that I think will help you become a better bartender.
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss. Unfortunately, none of us are born with knowledge, wisdom, and skill. We learn and develop these things over time with consistent study & practice. And one of the best and most easily accessible ways to learn about almost anything is to read. Books have withstood the test of time and they’re still just as useful today as they were 200 years ago.
There’s nothing worse than getting terrible customer service. You probably know what I’m talking about. I mean, everyone’s been on the wrong side of bad service…Maybe it was when you tried to cancel your phone contract and you were put on hold for 30 mins before you eventually got through. And when you finally did get to talk to a real person, they transferred you to another department that also had no idea what they were talking about!
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".