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

# Short URL:

This schedule: http://aka.ms/forumninjas/schedule

Blog URL: http://aka.ms/ForumNinjas/blog

# Current Schedule (Q4/2017)

 Dates: Monday (Interview) Tuesday (Featured Post) Wednesday (Featured Forum) Thursday (Best Practice) Friday (International Spotlight) Saturday (Top Contributors) Sunday (W/E Surprise) oct02/oct08 oct09/oct15 . . . . . . oct16/oct22 . .Kamlesh Kumar . Edward van Biljon . . . . oct23/oct29 . . .Kamlesh Kumar . . . . oct30/nov05 . .Gaurav Aroraa .Edward van Biljon . . . . nov06/nov12 . nov13/nov19 . . .Edward van Biljon . . . . nov20/nov26 . . . . . . . nov27/dec03 . . . . . . . dec04/dec10 . . . . . . . dec11/dec17 . . . . . . . dec18/dec24 . . . . . . . dec25/dec31 . . . . . . .

# Previous Schedule (Q3/2017)

 Dates: Monday (Interview) Tuesday (Featured Post) Wednesday (Featured Forum) Thursday (Best Practice) Friday (International Spotlight) Saturday (Top Contributors) Sunday (W/E Surprise) july31/aug06 . . . . . . . aug07/aug13 . . . . . . . aug14/aug20 . . . . . . . aug21/aug27 . . . . . . . aug28/sep03 . . . . . . . sep04/sep10 . . Gaurav Aroraa . . . . . sep11/sep17 . . . Edward van Biljon . . . . sep18/sep24 . . . Edward van Biljon . . . . sep25/oct01 . . . . .

# Previous Schedule (Q2/2017)

 Dates: Monday (Interview) Tuesday (Featured Post) Wednesday (Featured Forum) Thursday (Best Practice) Friday (International Spotlight) Saturday (Top Contributors) Sunday (W/E Surprise) apr10/apr16 . . . . . . . apr17/apr23 . Nino . . Mandar D . . . . apr24/apr30 . . . Edward VB . . . . may01/may07 . Nino . . . . . . may08/may14 . . . . . . . may15/may21 . . . . . . . may22/may28 . . . Edward VB . . . . may29/jun04 . . . . . . . jun05/jun11 . Ronen Ariely . . . . jun12/jun18 . . . Edward VB . . . . jun19/jun25 . Nino . . Edward VB . . . . jun26/jul02 . . Edward VB . . . . Jul06/Jul09 . .Gaurav Aroraa . . . . . Jul10/Jul16 Jul17/July23 Edward VB Jul24/Jul31 Edward VB

# Previous Schedule (Q1/2017)

 Dates:
Monday (Interview) Tuesday (Featured Post) Wednesday (Featured Forum) Thursday (Best Practice) Friday (International Spotlight) Saturday (Top Contributors) Sunday (W/E Surprise)
jan/02 - jan/08 . Ed . Ronen . . Ed . . Peter L (or delegate) .
jan/09 - jan/15 . Shashank . Peter G . Mandar . Ed . .  Peter L (or delegate) .
jan/16 - jan/22 . Ed .  .  . . .  Peter L (or delegate) .
jan/23 - jan/29 . . Carmelo . . Peter G . .  Peter L (or delegate) .
jan/30 - feb/05 . .  . . Ed . .  Peter L (or delegate) .
feb/06 - feb/12 . . Ronen . . . .  Peter L (or delegate) .
feb/13 - feb/19 . . Peter G . . Ed . .  Peter L (or delegate) .
feb/20 - feb/26 . .  .  . . .  Peter L (or delegate) .
feb/27 - mrt/05 .Nino . Gaurav A. . . Ed . .  Peter L (or delegate) .
mrt/06 - mrt/12 . .  . . Peter G . .  Peter L (or delegate) .
mrt/13 - mrt/19 . . . . Ed . .  Peter L (or delegate) .
mrt/20 - mrt/26 .
.  .Ed . .  Peter L (or delegate) .
mrt/27 - apr/02 . Ed . . .Mandar D . .  Peter L (or delegate) .
apr/03 - apr/09 .Naomi .  . Ed VB . Ed . .  Peter L (or delegate) .

# Blog Post Themes

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

Monday: Interview with a Forum Ninja – We pick one contributor on MSDN and Technet Forums, write about their forum achievements (and also about their other achievements), and we interview them.

TuesdayFeatured Forum Post – We pick a forum post or forum thread on MSDN/TechNet Forums, and we write about the value of it. Examples:  https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/forumninjas/tag/Tuesday-FeaturedThread/

Wednesday: Featured Forum  – We write about a Microsoft forum that we think is great, whether it's about a great technology, is an example of great collaboration and moderation, or simply features a lot of great answers or news-related posts.

Thursday: Best Practices –  We write about a tool, feature, practice, or process on MSDN/TechNet Forums. Topics could be about navigating, editing, asking, answering, linking, languages, profile, forum features, or anything related to using the forums.

Friday: International Spotlight– This is a post about International Forums news, including featuring a thread, forum, or group of forums in a non-English language. We'll look and see what's happening around the world!

Saturday: Top Contributors of the Week– We will feature a list that highlights the top contributors each week.

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

# Acceptable Content

Blog entries must be about the MSDN and TechNet Forums. It's great to add a personal touch to the article, but the primary focus should be the Forums.