So, in the week previous, I spoke of student demand; i.e., demands placed upon a student. Having taken the incredible six-month MKE journey, working my way through a number of very unique experiences, I graduated and decided to further my MKE involvement with additional training to become a guide, and did that for one year. And this year I am a special kind of guide called a Blog Rover. A Rover’s primary responsibility is to read the posts published by the latest horde of MKE students, leave a comment, and share their post on social media. An additional responsibility, should a guide or Rover decide to continue blogging. I’ve obviously chosen to do that.
Additionally, all guides, no matter what their particular role within the scheme of things might be, are also required to spend some time posting and commenting on a predetermined day or two in the alliance – which is a general term for all the places where students can go hang out. Actually, to mastermind with each other about some of the major topics involved in the MKMMA program. There are currently 16 of these. For example, general discussion, DMP’s, combinations, Franklin makeover are four of them.
Now, as you may recall, or trying to forget, earlier, I mentioned MIU’s. Perhaps, you’re asking yourself ” What do those critters look like anyway?” Well, it so happens you’re looking at one right now – unless someone else is reading this post for you. Are they?
“Did I just hear someone in the back ask “Why?”‘ “Why what?”
“Why is your blog post considered an MIU?”
Excellent question! Hold that thought for a moment. I need to stop and check my word count. For anyone unfamiliar, MS Word for Windows, which is a program included in MS office, counts the number of words for you. You can see this running total in the bottom left corner of your monitor screen. If you are once again asking yourself “why?” I want you to know there is no absolute rule; however, it is generally agreed that between 300-500 words is the ideal length to gain reader attention, interest, and retention (or is it 500-700 words? I need to check on that.)
At any rate, the word count up to the beginning of the last paragraph is 534. That simply means I must end here – and rejoin my story in Week 10. However, you will not need to wait a week, as you will soon see.
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