This page lists out the scheduled blog authors for the Wiki Ninjas Blog (the official blog for TechNet Wiki). We build out schedules in quarterly blocks.


Current Schedule (Q2/2016)

Dates: Monday (Interview) Tuesday (Article Spotlight) Wednesday (Wiki Life) Thursday (Council Spotlight) Friday (International Update) Saturday (Top Contributors) Sunday (W/E Surprise)
apr/04 - apr/10 Ed Horizon_Net 


XAML guy

apr/11 - apr/17 . . . Hezequias Hezequias XAML guy Ken C.

apr/18 - apr/24 Ed Hezequias . . . XAML guy Peter G
apr/25 - may/01 Ed Ken C. .Alan . . XAML guy Davut

may/02 - may/08 Ed Horizon_Net . Ronen.Ariely Tomoaki XAML guy .John Naguib
may/09 - may/15 . Peter G .Ken C. . Ed XAML guy .
may/16 - may/22 Steef-Jan Carmelo . . . XAML guy Davut

may/23- may/29 . Ken C. Saeid.Hasani
. . XAML guy Alan
may/30 - jun/05 . Horizon_Net . . Peter G Tomoaki XAML guy .
jun/06 - jun/12 . Ronen Ariely Ken C. . . XAML guy John.Naguib
jun/13 - jun/19 . Carmelo Jaliya Ed
. XAML guy .
jun/20 - jun/26 . Emiliano Alan . . XAML guy Ken C.
jun/27 - jul/03 . Horizon_Net Peter G . Tomoaki XAML guy Davut
jul/04 - jul/10 . Carmelo Saeid.Hasani
. . XAML guy .

Previous Schedule (Q1 2016)

Dates: Monday (Interview) Tuesday (Article Spotlight) Wednesday (Wiki Life) Thursday (Council Spotlight) Friday (International Update) Saturday (Top Contributors) Sunday (W/E Surprise)
jan/04 - jan/10


ChenV Ed XAML guy Peter.G
jan/11 - jan/17 Peter.G Ed Emiliano Ed Ed Ed Hezequias XAML guy Sandro.Pereira
jan/18 - jan/24

Andy O XAML guy Hezequias Chen V

jan/25 - jan/31 . Horizon_Net Ed Chen V Ed Durval XAML guy Erdem
feb/01 - feb/07 Ed Carmelo

Ed Tomoaki XAML guy

feb/08 - feb/14 Ed Horizon_Net

Ed . XAML guy John.Naguib
feb/15 - feb/21 Steef-Jan Jaliya XAML guy . Emiliano XAML guy

feb/22 - feb/28 Ed Horizon_Net Ken . . XAML guy Sandro
feb/29 - mar/06 Ed

Tomoaki XAML guy Steef-Jan
mar/07 - mar/13

Horizon_Net . . . XAML guy Davut
mar/14 - mar/20 Ed Emiliano



mar/21 - mar/27 Ed Horizon_Net Saeid.Hasani


mar/28 - apr/03 Ed

Davut Tomoaki XAML guy

apr/04 - apr/10 Ed Horizon_Net 


XAML guy

Blog Post Themes

Here is the list of the corresponding themes for each day of the week:

Monday: Community Interview– We pick one person on TechNet Wiki, write about their Wiki achievements (and also about their other achievements), and we interview them. You'll also see a few video interviews in this series. Examples:

Tuesday:Article Spotlight – We pick an article (or series of articles) on TechNet Wiki and write about the value of it. Examples:

Wednesday:Wiki Life– We write about a tool, feature, practice, or process on TechNet Wiki. Topic could be about navigating, editing, authoring, linking, languages, profile tools, the Translation Widget, or where the Wiki is mentioned in the world (like on other sites). Examples:

Thursday:Council Spotlight– On Thursdays, we write about the projects that our Community Council is currently working on like The Featured Article Teams, Wiki Feature Requests and Bug Fixes, expanding Portals or Cross-Linking, the TechNet Guru contest (which connects the Forums and Wiki), the Wiki Ninja Belt Ranks, Governance and Guidelines, etc. Either someone who is on the council will post on what they're doing, or one of our authors will take a more journalistic approach, documenting the progress that they observe or submit an opinion-style post where they brainstorm on what they think is possible. Examples:

Friday: International Spotlight– This is a digest of International Wiki news, community wins, profiles, articles, and/or top contributors in the International space. We want to focus on Non-English spotlights, since the other days focus more on English. Examples:

Saturday:Top Contributors of the Week– We will feature a list that highlights the top contributors each week. Join us as the community earns their Wiki Ninja awards Examples:

Sunday:Surprise – Anything related to TechNet Wiki. We won't always have a post on Sundays, but this allows us to have some flexibility. Examples:

As Needed:Wiki Ninja News– When there are any Wiki-related events, promotions, or any other news.

TechNet Guru – We post about the TechNet Guru contest, including listing the winners, giving updates, and featuring each winning article. Examples:

Community Win– We write about an example or success story of how the community came together to do something great with TechNet Wiki. This can be published on Tuesdays (as an Article Spotlight) or on Sunday Surprise. Examples:

Social Synergy– This is a subcategory for Wiki Life Wednesdays. We focus on using TechNet Wiki in a collaborative way with other social tools like TechNet/MSDN Gallery, TechNet/MSDN Forums, TechNet/MSDN Blogs, CodePlex, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc. Examples:


Acceptable Content

Blog entries must be about the Wiki. It's great to add a personal touch to the article, but the primary focus should be the Wiki. Avoid topics that the community would consider as blatant self-promotion. If you have done some spectacular work around the Wiki that is worth showcasing, you are likely to be asked for an interview.


Previous Schedule Plans

The current schedule above will be moved to the bottom of this section when the next schedule comes out. Here are all the previous schedules, starting with the oldest one, from fall 2011: Wiki Ninjas Blog Authoring Schedule Archive.


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