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Writing and Publishing Blog Posts on SAP Community

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Writing and Publishing Blog Posts on SAP Community

09/20/2019

Beginner
25 min.
By taking this tutorial, you'll discover how to prepare and manage your blog posts on SAP Community, get tips for better blogging, and learn how to interact with readers. You'll also earn the Blogging Savvy badge.

You will learn

  • How to find and use the blogging tool
  • Best practices for writing blog posts
  • Ways to manage your blog content
  • How to connect with your audience
  • Which blogging missions you can complete

Awarded on a weekly basis, Blogging Savvy may not appear immediately in the Reputation section of your profile, so please expect a slight delay before you see the badge.


Step 1: Get to know the blogging tool

To open the blogging tool, you’ll need to click Write a Blog Post, a link you’ll find throughout the SAP Community site.

Write a Blog Post

Once you click Write a Blog Post (and you have a Contributor or Author blogger level), you’ll open the blogging tool.

Blog Tool

Please familiarize yourself with the tool, then answer the following.

Which of the following appear in the tool?
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Step 2: Pick a blog category

You must select a blog category before publishing a blog post. Please read the Using categories section of the Blogging resources page, then answer the following.

Category
Which of these are actual blog categories?
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Step 3: Use tags

As explained on the Blogging resources page, once you decide what to write about, you’ll need to select tags that match the topics that your blog post covers. Please read the Using tags section of the Blogging resources page, then answer the following.

Tags
Which of the following statements about tags are true?
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Step 4: Know your audience

SAP Community brings together people from all around the world, and by learning how to write relevant content for them, you’ll draw a larger audience and increase readership for your blog post. Please watch this video, then answer the following.

Which of the following appear on the list of best practices in the video ⁠— indicating what SAP Community readers want from blog posts?
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Step 5: Write in your voice

When preparing a blog post, you should write in your voice – so that you can establish yourself as an expert while growing your reputation and building your professional network. Please watch this video, then answer the following.

According to the video, writing in a narrative format allows you to do which of the following?
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Step 6: Understand structure

All blog posts should follow a three-act structure to ensure the best readability and highest engagement. Please watch this video then answer the following.

According to the video, which of these questions should the blog post's introduction answer?
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Step 7: Find your blog posts by status

The content section of your profile provides a useful way for you to track and find your blog posts. In addition, you can find a blog post and its status via the blogging tool, where you can also interact with moderators.

Please watch this video to learn the various ways you can access your blog posts, understand the different status types, and see how blog moderators and you can receive and share feedback. Then answer the following.

When you filter your blog posts by status, what options are available?
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Step 8: Encourage engagement

Once you’ve published your blog post, you have the opportunity to promote it and interact with your audience.

Watch this video for tips on how to engage with readers.

Next, please go to the All blogs page, find a post with comments, then answer the following.

All posts
What additional options are available after a blog post is published?
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Step 9: Understand blogging missions and badges

As your blog posts draw readers, you can complete missions and earn badges. Please check out the Blogging Missions section on the Currently Available Missions and Badges page, then answer the following.

Blogging missions
Which of these blogging missions is available?
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Next Steps

Prerequisites

  • Log into the SAP Community before starting the tutorial.
  • If you do not already have an SAP user account and profile, register for an account.
  • Achieve the Contributor or Author blogger level.
  • If you don’t have one of these blogger levels, please complete the Tour the SAP Community tutorial before beginning this one.
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