What blog? Why this one of course! The one you're reading!
And what does it mean to be a member? It means we nag you to get on the blog schedule and post regular blogs:
And how do you become a member?
By being AWESOME!
But since Awesome is hard to measure, here are the requirements:
- You must have authored at least 20 Wiki articles and made at least 100 Wiki edits.
- You must have left at least 30 Wiki comments (the comments must be on the article page, not in the History tab) and at least 30 blog comments (the 30 comments must be on the Wiki Ninjas blog).
- Based on your articles, edits, Wiki comments, and Blog comments, the community must feel comfortable with you, like they know you. This is subjective, but if it's not obvious whether or not the community knows you yet, the Wiki Council members will make this decision. This basically means that if the community is complaining about you, we'll move slowly and cautiously through this process.
- You must be interviewed for the "Interview with a Wiki Ninja" blog series. This also helps the community get to know you and what your contributions are. For a list of those who have been interviewed, see .
- You must have a unique value to provide. Usually it means you're working on a larger Wiki project.
- For example, when Yottun tweeted an awesome chart that listed the progress of each language on TechNet Wiki, that became a reason to beg him to join our blog (to post an updated list each month).
- When Peter Laker and Ana made TechNet Wiki widgets for Windows 7 & 8, it became crystal clear that we wanted them to blog about their apps (and anything else).
- Or that Margriet could blog about her fantastic Best Practices (and anything else).
- Or for Gokan, it was a combination of a strong blog presence (on his own blog), social in comments, and a ton of great articles and edits spanning multiple languages.
- Or Horizon Net, Yagmoth, and FZB were helping translate a lot of content.
- For Naomi N, Matthew Yarlett, and others, it has been winning the TechNet Guru contest.
- Or sometimes it's just a combination of doing a lot of editing/improving in the Wiki plus being social in the comments. That makes us want to know what you have to say (in blog form). What it is for you, only you would know. But you can explore and ask questions until you find out.
To get the latest info, to see more supporting info, and to see the comment discussions, go to the Wiki article:
Special thanks go out to all our Past Bloggers, Present Bloggers, and Future Bloggers!
– Ninja Ed