A blog on getting a Blog on the blogs.msdn.com Blogapalooza

by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2008/08/29 10:01 -04:00, original URI: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/michkap/archive/2008/08/29/8904741.aspx

Idan asks (via the Contact link):

Hello Michael,
I am reading your blog and wondering, can I start a blog on MSDN blogs too? Who is the address for this request?
Thank you, Idan.

I looked at the information about setting up blogs, and ran across the following information:

Who can create and/or author a blog on blogs.msdn.com or blogs.technet.com?

§  At this time, only full time employees of Microsoft may create a blog. 


So it looks like the only way is to get a job working for Microsoft. :-)

For that kind of thing I of course highly recommend Jobsblog!

After you get hired then you can create a Blog here and blog away....


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Logan on 29 Aug 2008 10:38 AM:

Since MSDN is a developer network (emphasis on network), wouldn't it be more helpful to everyone that people who have Windows Live accounts are given the opportunity to start their own blogs on here?

I'm only a junior developer myself (I'm still learning the basics of .net development), and I have a strong feeling that being able to read the blogs of more experienced developers than myself can only be highly beneficial to my learning experience...

Serge Wautier on 29 Aug 2008 12:11 PM:

You mean one can get paid to blog: Start a blog on blogs.msdn.com and MS will send you a check every month? Wow! Much better than Google: I never received anything from them for my BlogSpot account.

Michael S. Kaplan on 29 Aug 2008 12:36 PM:

Hi Logan,

Not something I have a whole lots of say in, but it is  big huge Internet with lots of blog sites, many of which have blogs that focus on .NET technologies. These two sites are reserved for people who work for Microsoft. Perhaps they too can provide something to learn from. :-)

Michael S. Kaplan on 29 Aug 2008 12:37 PM:

Hey Serge,

Sorry, that would never happen. You have to get the job first, and then either blog on your own or convince the group you work for that they should have you spend your work time doing it.... :-)

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