One blog list to rule them all, one list to find them :P

Well, it's not as big as it could be, but the Microsoft Blogger's Index page on Gotdotnet is growing. Not to be confused with the list of bloggers . What's the difference, you ask?

Gotdotnet's blog list used to be a list of just the folks blogging with BlogX on Gotdotnet. Then, some moved to other blogging locales and a vast majority of Microsoft bloggers moved to In doing so, that list went from being Gotdotnet-only to one of the more comprehensive references to Microsoft bloggers out there. (I think Netcrucible might have been the only major competition).

The bloggers running down the left side of are not the comprehensive list of Microsoft bloggers either, just a listing of Microsoft bloggers on the domain that have blogged recently.

Are we working on a comprehensive blogging list? yes. why don't we have it? well, herding bloggers is like herding very busy or reluctant mynah birds - there's a lot of talking and squawking. 😀  And, some folks are finding they aren't keeping up the blogs as much as they want to, or are phasing them out, so listing in an official Microsoft list doesn't seem apropo. Or, they don't talk about technology enough that (they think) they aren't bloggy enough or something. I think I will write a whole post about Blog Stagefright someday.


Comments (7)
  1. Hey Betsy,

    Something I like about or is that they show the actual most-recently posted blogs in reverse chronological order. does not, you have to pick some person, and we just don’t know who’s who. Maybe we can have something like that on as well?

    Also, is there an intention to create a non-Microsoft bloggers list on as well?

    Lastly, your post mentions two blog lists and emphasises that they are not to be confused. Unfortunately, they both link to 😉

    Keep up the great work!

  2. Betsy says:

    Minh is quite right – I had to go fix a link that wasn’t the right one – was missing. Hopefully it’s fixed now.

    As far as the interactivity of’s home page, that’s unfortunately not what we have set up at It’s a carryover from when we were running BlogX blogs on Gotdotnet, but it’s just a simple list and not anything fancy. The stuff we are working on with the folks is more interactive and will give you more clues about the blogger/the blog topics before you click on something.

    There are other lists on the Internet of non-MS bloggers, so I think I’ll keep on running with my hands full (THERE’S a metaphor for a non-caffeinated morning), trying to aggregate the Microsoft bloggers first. 🙂

    And Paul, what I noticed was Mary Jo monitors the page. When I went out to research where all the Microsoft bloggers were, I looked at her page. A large majority of the people listed were blogging on GDN and she hadn’t updated the fact we’d moved from Gotdotnet over to yet, so I realized she took some of her cues from us.

    Besides, like I said before, I don’t want to randomly link to people at Microsoft without them knowing I’m doing it – courtesy but also, like I said, they may be phasing out their blog and I don’t know it. Never hurts to check. Cheers!

  3. Robert says:

    LOTR fan and that caught me!!!

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