Wiki Life: Why should I promote TechNet Wiki?


Hello Folks, it’s Wednesday, the day for Wiki Life!

Today’s topic is, why should I promote TechNet Wiki? I believe some of you might have had thought about it already.

Well, in my perception, the following are the reasons:

  • TechNet Wiki is a community driven project, and by writing unique articles, you would be contributing to the community.
  • On TechNet Wiki, you are not alone! You start with an idea or a concept and it grows larger and larger. You get lot of help in expanding the articles, improving articles, etc…
  • You do not have any restrictions on the number of articles that you could write (Well, you can write legitimate articles only).
  • You get rewards (Rewards in terms of profile Recognition Points and Achievement Medals) and award recognition (MCC, MVP, TechNet Gurus, Wiki Ninja belt titles) across the community.
  • TechNet Wiki articles have a high rate of hit counts because most of the IT Pros visit or search for articles published on Microsoft platforms.
  • There are abundant resources or wiki articles available on TechNet Wiki itself, which you can refer to when you start writing your articles.
  • Collaboration – you get to know a lot of fantastic people!

How can I promote TechNet Wiki? Here are few things that you can try…

  • You can place a link to Wiki Articles in your forum signature (signature in forum posts), or use your Forum Signature to encourage others to create Wiki articles.
  • If you own a personal blog, place a link to Wiki articles
  • Use Social Media, such as FB, LinkedIn, Twitter etc… (Yagmoth55 aka Philippe wrote about it some time ago)
  • Persuade your community friends to write articles on TechNet wiki
  • Answer an interesting question? Convert it to Wiki article! (Ed’s idea — his forum signature advertises and links to TechNet Wiki)
  • Do you see any frequently asked question about the same subject/issue? Create a Wiki Article! (another slogan to use to advertise TechNet Wiki)

Now what are you waiting for? Start writing articles and start promoting it…

Thanks

Comments (9)

  1. Good points Santosh.

  2. This is Santosh’s first blog post! Welcome to the blog! I added a link to this blog post, since it’s your first:

    social.technet.microsoft.com/…/14459.wiki-ninjas-blog-the-contributors.aspx

  3. Richard, Ed, Thanks 🙂

  4. Welcome Santosh.

    I'm also promoting TechNet on my own blog and website. Like you said, I've placed a logo with a link so each persons who clik on it, can be redirected.

    Perhaps – Great points!

  5. Good tips!!!!! Already added one of the tip(article link in signature)

  6. Anonymous says:

    You can find the list of authors here:
    Wiki Ninjas Blog: The Contributors

    Anyone can join us

  7. Anonymous says:

    This blog is a follow up to our last list of Wiki Ninja Blog Authors: Council Spotlight: Who are the