Wiki Ninjas Blog Authoring Schedule

Wiki Ninjas Blog Authoring Schedule

This page lists out the scheduled blog authors for the Wiki Ninjas Blog (the official blog for TechNet Wiki). We build out schedules in 10-week blocks.

If you would like to sign up for an open date or to be scheduled in the next 10-week block, please comment below or email Ed Price at Microsoft. Ed will then discuss the details with you. Blog authors can double up once the schedule is initially filled.


Current Schedule (Q3 2014)

All scheduled authors are subject to change.

Each new period, a fresh table is generated with a scripted template to include the  agenda times (Powershell script published at TechNet Gallery here).

Click the dot link to save the reminder to your agenda.

Dates: Monday (Interview) Tuesday (Article Spotlight) Wednesday (Wiki Life) Thursday (Council Spotlight) Friday (International Update) Saturday (Top Contributors) Sunday (W/E Surprise)
Jul/07 - Jul/13 . Payman .Tord . Alan Carlos . . Ed . XAML guy .
Jul/14 - Jul/20 . Benoît . Alan Carlos . . . . XAML guy . Craig
Jul/21 - Jul/27  Sandro
.Philippe . Alan Carlos .Gokan
.Durval . XAML guy . Gokan
Jul/28 - Aug/03 .Mahesh .Durval . Alan Carlos
. Peter G . Tomoaki      
. XAML guy .
Aug/04 - Aug/10 .Ed .Carmelo .Gokan . Ed . Ed . XAML guy .Alan Carlos
Aug/11 - Aug/17 . Davut Jan . Alan Carlos . Ed .Luiz Lima
. XAML guy . Steef-Jan
Aug/18 - Aug/24 . Ed .Tord
.Matthew Y Sandro
.Ed . XAML guy .
Aug/25 - Aug/31 .Ed .Jan .Luiz Lima . Ed .Durval
. XAML guy . Margriet
Sep/01 - Sep/07 . Gokan . Alan Carlos
. Peter G .Davut . Tomoaki . XAML guy . Steef-Jan
Sep/08 - Sep/14 . Ed .Jan . Alan Carlos .Davut .Gokan . XAML guy .
Sep/15 - Sep/21 . . Alan Carlos .Matthew Y Sandro
.Luiz Lima . XAML guy .
Sep/22 - Sep/28 . .Jan
. Alan Carlos .Ed . Ed . XAML guy .Gokan
Sep/29 - Oct/05 .  .Philippe . Peter G . . Tomoaki . XAML guy .Luiz Lima
Oct/06 - Oct/12 . .Tord .Matthew Y . . Durval . XAML guy .Gokan


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. Top 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... 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 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... 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 top 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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  • Congratulations for the new blog. Have a great job!

    Ed, is it possible to know something more about the way a blog post should be written (a template or something like this)?

  • Luigi,

    Thank you! Yes, we can make up examples. The truth is that it will be different for each theme. The only themes that will likely have set structures are the Friday Top Contributors lists (since I'll be doing those) and the Friday International Spotlight (since we will be combining multiple updates into one post). Part of the nature of the blog is that it features individual voices. So each person's post will feel unique to that person!

    Our first blog post is up:



  • I'm interested myself to see the format of the blog.

  • Rich, did you fix the table???

    Thank you so much!

  • I was losing sleep at night with the table like that.  :)  Glad to help.

  • I think that table needs to be formatted in such a way that it could be more easy to see it entirely.

  • Luigi, is the table not all on your screen? What's your resolution? Are you using a laptop?


  • 1900 x 1200 pixels on a 17" screen.

  • My resolution is 1440 x 900, and its cutting a great part of sunday.

  • Great job

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