Happy Second Anniversary to the Wiki Ninja Blog!!!!!


Namaste All !!!

Today is 2013-10-30 and it was the same day a couple of  years back, when the first brick of Wiki Ninja Blog was set. The first post was written by Ed Price, About Wiki Ninjas - The Official Blog of TechNet Wiki

It was an introduction of Wiki Ninja Blog where the purpose of having a Wiki Ninja Blog was briefed, along with the contributors who volunteered to write for it and the theme to write. 

Initiators (12) 

Initial Themes

MondayCommunity 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!

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

WednesdayWiki Life – We write about a tool, feature, practice, or process on TechNet Wiki. Topics 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).

ThursdayCommunity Win – We write about an example or “story” of how the community came together to do something great with TechNet Wiki.

FridayInternational Spotlight – This is a digest of International Wiki news, community wins, profiles, articles, and/or top contributors in the International space.

FridayTop Contributors of the Week – I will feature a list that highlights the top contributors each week. Join us as the community earns their Wiki Ninja belt classes!

SaturdaySurprise! Anything related to TechNet Wiki! We won’t always have a post on Saturdays, but this allows us to have some flexibility.

SundaySurprise! Anything related to TechNet Wiki! We won’t always have a post on Sundays.

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

MonthlyTop Contributors of the Month – I’ll feature a list that highlights the top contributors each month. Who will become a Wiki Ninja Master?

Over the course of time, Wiki Ninja Blog evolved with more contributors and themes.
Contributors so far (35):
Current Themes:

MondayCommunity 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: http://blogs.technet.com/b/wikininjas/archive/tags/monday+_2d00_+community+interview/ 

TuesdayArticle Spotlight – We pick an article (or series of articles) on TechNet Wiki and write about the value of it. Examples: http://blogs.technet.com/b/wikininjas/archive/tags/tuesday+_2d00_+tnwiki+article+spotlight/ 

WednesdayWiki Life – We write about a tool, feature, practice, or process on TechNet Wiki. Topics 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:http://blogs.technet.com/b/wikininjas/archive/tags/wednesday+_2d00_+wiki+life/ 

ThursdayCouncil 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:http://blogs.technet.com/b/wikininjas/archive/tags/thursday+_2d00_+council+spotlight/   

FridayInternational 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: http://blogs.technet.com/b/wikininjas/archive/tags/friday+_2d00_+international+spotlight/ 

SaturdayTop 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:http://blogs.technet.com/b/wikininjas/archive/tags/top+contributors+of+the+week/ 

SundaySurprise! Anything related to TechNet Wiki! We won’t always have a post on Sundays, but this allows us to have some flexibility. Examples: 

http://blogs.technet.com/b/wikininjas/archive/tags/weekend+_2d00_+surprise_210021002100_    

As NeededWiki 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: http://blogs.technet.com/b/wikininjas/archive/tags/technet+guru/  

Community Win – We write about an example or “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:http://blogs.technet.com/b/wikininjas/archive/tags/community+win/   

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: http://blogs.technet.com/b/wikininjas/archive/tags/social+synergy/  

 
Wiki Ninjas Announcements - http://blogs.msdn.com/b/wikininjasannouncements/   - We're using this new blog to make shorter and more consistent announcements... TechNet Guru progress and winners, Wiki Ninjas Belts winners, Wiki milestones), and more. 
 
I (and hopefully you) believe it's the only one of  its kind which has so many themes to write about, and has so many contributors from different countries, all around the world!!! "
 
!!!!!!Happy BirthDay Wiki Ninja Blog!!!!!! 
--Wiki Ninja Mahesh
 
 
Comments (11)

  1. Oh, all the memories! You're making me a proud papa! =^)

  2. Shanky_621 says:

    Wow thanks for sharing the history.Mahesh BTW where's the party tonight…I would expect the Invitation from Ed 😀

  3. Hezequias Vasconcelos says:

    Hi Ed. Wow! This is reason for you to be happy even.

    I am biased Wiki because. I am passionate about the tool.

    Congratulations to the whole community Wiki.

  4. I still remember the first few articles and blog posts I made for the TechNet Wiki. I am impressed with the growth of the Wiki and the number of contributors. I am proud to be one of the evangelists of TechNet Wiki. TechNet Wiki is still a young and growing wiki, but it is maturing fast. Thanks to people listed in this article and the many others that make this wiki a success.

  5. Durval Ramos says:

    Great work.

    Congratulations for all. Come together for more years !

  6. Steef-Jan was one of our first three experiments with having community bloggers. Thanks for not messing it up for everyone! =^)

    Seriously though, I love every post from Steef-Jan. If you go through our interviews, you’ll see that Steef-Jan was my second interviewee (after Yuri, who grandfathered the vibrant Portuguese community and who partnered with me to get the blog off the ground)…
    back on Nov 7, 2011:
    blogs.technet.com/…/default.aspx

    And you can read all of Steef-Jan’s posts here (starting from 2011):
    blogs.technet.com/…/default.aspx

  7. Thanks Mahesh for this post !

    This little baby as seriously grown up ! 🙂

  8. Ed, I'll agree with you. Even if he doesn't SharePoint, he's still a great added value to the WIKI.

    Steef-Jan has the best manner of writting articles on the WIKI. As said many times; we should be proud to have Steef-Jan in our team and hope that he will be here for several years!

    We need his expertise and know that many people can learn from him! Thanks Steef-Jan!

  9. History in the making and some historical information by Mahesh !! Thanks for sharing .

  10. "This little baby as seriously grown up!" – Ha! Thanks, Benoit!

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