Being the Content Strategist for the MSDN Web Services Developer Center, one of the things I am responsible for is the list of bloggers that I have in the community section. This page has not been updated as much as it could and I have to admit that it a bit self-serving to put my own entry at the top of the list, so I'm about to re-up the list and I thought I would get some feedback from anyone willing to give it. So here's my proposed list along w/ a little eval of each blogger (on a scale of 1 to 10 ... 10 is high -- and you don't want high noise). Note that the topic is Web services, so posting about other stuff, although interesting, means a higher noise rating.
!!! I want your feedback on this !!! (please add comments to this post). Who should be added who is not listed (maybe yourself)? Who should be higher/lower in the list. Promises of more frequent and on-topic postings are considered. And please, no wagering.
Don Box Signal: 9, Noise: 2. Entertaining and worthy of our top spot.
Christian Weyer: Signal: 9, Noise: 1. Not a msft employee but stays on top of everything.
(New) Hervey Wilson: Signal: 8, Noise: 2. New entry to the list - focused on WSE.
Omri Gazitt: Signal: 6, Noise: 2. Recent high quality posts bring Omri up the list.
(New) Martin Gudgin: Signal 6, Noise: 2. Another MSFT WS Spec guru. Not many posts before Oct. but if hopefully can maintain a consistent presence.
Clemens Vasters: Signal 9, Noise: 6. Clemens dabbles in a lot of interesting things. But not too much is specific to Web services.
(New) Jorgen Thelin: Signal 6, Noise: 4. New entry from MSFT Web Service specs world
(New) Doug Purdy: Signal 7, Noise: 5. Doug has a lot to say outside of the world of Web services, but he usually has some high quality posts when he does.
Rebecca Dias: Signal 5, Noise: 4. Becky brings a refreshingly different view into the Web services world from most of the others on this list.
(New) Jeffrey Schlimmer: Signal 3, Noise: 1. PM from the MSFT Web Services specs world. Not a lot of content but it is on topic.
Tim Ewald: Signal 2, Noise: 1. Tim's spout flows in spurts. Recently it has been off (although almost always on topic and high quality).
Keith Ballinger: Signal 2, Noise: 4. Keith has fallen off the edge of blogland but has had some consistent high-quality content in the past.
Matt Powell: Signal 4, Noise: 4. Me. I talk about the Web Services Dev Center more than Web services themselves although I suppose it is a different view on the world of Web services.
Chris Sells: Signal 10, Noise: 6. Chris doesn't post too much on the topic of Web services but he does talk a bunch on related technologies and is generally high quality and entertaining.
Simon Fell: Signal 9, Noise: 6. I'm sure there are people at msft who would like to see him dropped from our site since not everything he says is particularly flattering to our company--in fact most of what he says about our company is unflattering--but I like his perspective.
(Dropping) Sam Ruby: Signal 9, Noise: 9. Sam is very popular but has left the world of Web services as we know it.
(Dropping) Yasser Shouhoud: Signal 0, Noise: 2. Yasser, where are you?
(Dropping) Eric Rudder: Signal 0, Noise: 9. We had hopes for an interesting MSFT VP perspective--oh well.