Monday - Interview with a Wiki Ninja
Tuesday - TNWiki Article Spotlight
Wednesday - Wiki Life
Thursday - Council Spotlight
Friday - International Update
Saturday - Top Contributors of the Week
Sunday - Surprise
I’ve been known to participate in Microsoft forums for years now. Ed Price was the first one who suggested to me that writing Wikis can be rewarding too, so I gave it a shot. At first, editing and writing Wikis felt totally alien to me, but after trying it, reading more Wikis and following TechNet Wiki Ninjas, I think I have found my groove. I very much like the fact that you can start a Wiki, work on it a little bit, and later come back to make further additions and changes to it. It gives me the chance to correct mistakes, introduce new information, or add new insights. If I’m lucky, somebody else found the topic interesting too and also made contributions.
My favorite technique is when I find a useful discussion in the TechNet forums that I think is too interesting to ignore and promote it to a TechNet Wiki article. I thought that it might be interesting to share my little twelve step algorithm for doing this. I can tell you though, that during the process of repeatedly following this algorithm, I did find there is real synergy to be found in social computing when you start combining forums, blogs, and Wikis.
So, here’s what I do: