You can be invited to join the Wiki Ninjas blog or you can ask to join it in the comments below (or email/comment to Ed directly). Either way, you'll be expected to meet some requirements.
To become an author of the Wiki Ninjas blog, you must meet the following requirements:
If you're stuck on #5 (you're not sure what your unique value can be), here are some things you can do that will almost guarantee we'll want you to join the Wiki Ninjas blog as an author:
NOTE: Microsoft employees can also become authors if TechNet Wiki is related to their job, or if they're on one of our Wiki Councils (such as the Community Council or the International Council).
Naomi, good point. I actually wrote out #2-4 in the bottom section and lost them (I got distracted while writing). I'll make a pass on them now. Thanks!
I was wondering how do non-Microsoft employees write a blog, got the answer.
It's rare. There are a few team blogs like this that non-MS folks can join. But it's still owned by an MS employee, because the TechNet/MSDN blogs are official Microsoft blogs.
I am not very clear and step 5, you can have some more explanation, thank you.
Carmelo, Step 5 is kind of subjective. But for you it would be all your contributions in the Italian language!
Carmelo, so the requirements for you to work on would be the comments from #2... you would need 30 blog comments and 30 wiki comments. The idea is that the community is more comfortable with you contributing and getting to know you that way.
Thanks Ed for posting this I have still long way to go but will reach sometime :D
Informative and encouraging article
Shanky, have we interviewed you yet? That will at least take care of #4. =^)
Doesn't look like it: social.technet.microsoft.com/.../17840.interview-with-a-wiki-ninja.aspx
Please email me. It's edprice at Microsoft. And then complain until I find your email. =^)
Nice one Ed. It's good to have these requirements documented down. I'd like to join the wiki ninja's blog team one day, so it's good to know what I need to achieve first ;-)
Looks like just two more Wiki articles and 9 more blog comments! Because we already interviewed you (#4) and your #5 is all your TechNet Guru wins. Thanks!