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How do i get points for my Blog ? RRS feed

  • Question

  • HI All,

    if i view my profile i see 0 Points for Blogging. How do i "link" my Blog so that i earn points based on my blog ?

    Andre


    http://av-epm.blogspot.com

    Tuesday, March 27, 2012 7:43 AM

Answers

  • Hello Andre!

    It's not only dedicated to Microsoft Emplyoees, some of us blog on for instance the Wiki blog without being MSFT, MCC or MVP.

    When it comes to the point regarding "blogs" everyone can get the counter there working for, comments, and rated. those are related to when you comment a blog post on any of the Microsoft blogs. The same goes for Blogs rated, when you rate a blog post the counter on your profile increase.

    But the "posts" and "4+ ratings" will only increase if you blog on any of the Microsoft blogs.

    Hope this answers you question, have a great day!

    best regards,

    Tord Glad Nordahl

    Wednesday, March 28, 2012 11:41 AM
  • I believe you are correct. When they consider you for MVP status they look at all community involvement, whether it results in points/achievements or not. You could have zero points and yet be an excellent MVP candidate. Your profile does not reflect articles/books published, speaking engagements, your own web site or blog, etc. This Wiki article has some information:

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/4827.how-to-become-an-mvp-or-mcc.aspx

    However, the MVP program has been around for at least a dozen years, well before the forums even existed.


    Richard Mueller - MVP Directory Services

    Wednesday, March 28, 2012 2:47 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • atm, there are only points associated with blog posts/activity on the microsoft site, which is restricted to microsoft employees. there is no way at this point to link "external" blog sites to the statistics / recognition system
    Tuesday, March 27, 2012 9:53 AM
    Answerer
  • Hi There,

    Thanks for your reply, if it is limited to MS Employees why would it show the Points on my Profile if nothing is happening with it if you are NOT n MS employee ?

    Andre


    http://av-epm.blogspot.com

    Tuesday, March 27, 2012 12:08 PM
  • as you can rate and comment as non ms employee, the categorie is showing for everyone.

    also, many ms employees are active in the community, so (from my point of view) it makes sense to show their activity.

    Tuesday, March 27, 2012 3:29 PM
    Answerer
  • Hello Andre!

    It's not only dedicated to Microsoft Emplyoees, some of us blog on for instance the Wiki blog without being MSFT, MCC or MVP.

    When it comes to the point regarding "blogs" everyone can get the counter there working for, comments, and rated. those are related to when you comment a blog post on any of the Microsoft blogs. The same goes for Blogs rated, when you rate a blog post the counter on your profile increase.

    But the "posts" and "4+ ratings" will only increase if you blog on any of the Microsoft blogs.

    Hope this answers you question, have a great day!

    best regards,

    Tord Glad Nordahl

    Wednesday, March 28, 2012 11:41 AM
  • Hi Thord,

    Thanks for your answer, it makes sense. But, if i am working towards maybe becoming an MVP, i understood that my blog / community involvement will count towards maybe beign selected for an MVP ? Or am i missing the point ?

    Andre


    http://av-epm.blogspot.com

    Wednesday, March 28, 2012 1:03 PM
  • I believe you are correct. When they consider you for MVP status they look at all community involvement, whether it results in points/achievements or not. You could have zero points and yet be an excellent MVP candidate. Your profile does not reflect articles/books published, speaking engagements, your own web site or blog, etc. This Wiki article has some information:

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/4827.how-to-become-an-mvp-or-mcc.aspx

    However, the MVP program has been around for at least a dozen years, well before the forums even existed.


    Richard Mueller - MVP Directory Services

    Wednesday, March 28, 2012 2:47 PM
    Moderator
  • I believe you are correct. When they consider you for MVP status they look at all community involvement, whether it results in points/achievements or not. You could have zero points and yet be an excellent MVP candidate. Your profile does not reflect articles/books published, speaking engagements, your own web site or blog, etc. This Wiki article has some information:

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/4827.how-to-become-an-mvp-or-mcc.aspx

    However, the MVP program has been around for at least a dozen years, well before the forums even existed.


    Richard Mueller - MVP Directory Services


    As you'll see from that article, the biggest recommendation is to actually take your community work offline... books, user groups, speaking at or organizing conferences, other local meetings, etc. So some of the top MVPs build up groups online in order to take them offline as well.

    Ed Price (a.k.a User Ed), SQL Server Experience Program Manager (Blog, Twitter, Wiki)

    Monday, April 2, 2012 8:34 PM
    Owner
  • I had been doing this offline activity since 2006 but never been accepted for MVP, even I had international speakers.

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