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So… I’ve read something good, but I don’t have anything really to say about it. I DON’T WANT TO COMMENT!! What do I do? Better yet what do you do?

I and many others are writing blogs again. Some you read and quickly jump back out of. Thinking, really, why did I click that link. Some you read and think that’s cool. Or maybe you think to yourself “I can’t do that yet but I’ll bookmark it”.  Those are the blogs that stay with you.

Those are the blogs that should be featured on the front page of the SAP Community. If you liked them, I can safely say that someone else will. If you know someone who will, share it. There are several places available to share.

How do they get featured? You’ve got it. They are liked. How do you like them? Why click the like button of course. Um.. Michelle you are crazy, there isn’t a like button.  That’s where we’ve got you. It doesn’t show up if you aren’t logged on. You need a community ID to do that. Of course they are free. So why not get one?

For those of that write blogs, there are three things that really make us happy.

  1. That someone read it.
  2. That they comment.
  3. That they like it.

So – no comment – OK. Like our blogs. That just means  you found something you liked in it.  And it will bring a smile to the blog writer’s face. And trust me everyone needs a smile. It may make that horrible day great!

Oh and let’s not forget question/answers

If you like that answer click the up arrow. It doesn’t have to be your question. But it sure will help future people in there search. Plus, of course, there is always the smile on the person’s face that answered the question.

Want to know much more than I put in this blog?  Check out the about community page.  This information is all over search for the using sap tag.

My short and sweet blog of the day! Why? I’m not seeing very many “likes”. I’ve read some amazing, thoughtful, and well written blogs.

Here’s to hoping you learn something from a blog, get or find a great answer! And then vote them up or like them.

I LOVE comments.    This one is from Jerry Janda – just in case you don’t read comments:  I learn a little bit more each day.

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And let’s not forget those buttons to the left of the “like” button. If you liked a blog, why not let others know they should read it too? A brief promotion on social media makes the author feel good, and it helps more people find valuable content.

Here’s a timely example: Someone already gave this blog some recognition on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MeikBrand/status/959461072737570816

I, in turn, gave it a like, plus responded — once again promoting this blog post, plus other content: https://twitter.com/workjerryjanda/status/959480613177909248

Liking, tweeting, replying, retweeting…the more we do to spread the word (and the love), the more we support (and encourage!) our talented writers…both the vets and the people blogging for the very first time.

If you do tweet, make sure to mention @SAPCommunity (our official Twitter account) or include the #SAPCommunity hashtag. Even more people will see it that way. (People still use #SCN too, but that hashtag is a little outdated — plus it’s used for a variety of other things, so our content can get lost in the feed.)

BTW, in my tweet, you’ll see that I once again gave a shout-out for Caroleigh Deneen ‘s 2017 blog retrospective: https://blogs.sap.com/2018/01/24/2017-blog-retrospective/. We (the SAP Community Experience team) are planning new spotlights for blogs this year. We want to bring attention to member-written blogs. More to come!

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  1. Joachim Rees

    *liked* this one! 🙂

    Often, I comment, even if I don’t really have anything useful to add (I wouldn’t to that in other, more lively communities) .

    I do that to show that I read it, to give my appreciation, and to add a little more interaction to our community.

    best
    Joachim

     

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    1. Michelle Crapo Post author

      Thank you!   (for the like)

      I try to comment too.   But sometimes – I’m trying to do 10 things at once.  That’s never good thing.

      Also nice hearing from you!

      Michelle

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  2. Jerry Janda

    And let’s not forget those buttons to the left of the “like” button. If you liked a blog, why not let others know they should read it too? A brief promotion on social media makes the author feel good, and it helps more people find valuable content.

    Here’s a timely example: Someone already gave this blog some recognition on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MeikBrand/status/959461072737570816

    I, in turn, gave it a like, plus responded — once again promoting this blog post, plus other content: https://twitter.com/workjerryjanda/status/959480613177909248

    Liking, tweeting, replying, retweeting…the more we do to spread the word (and the love), the more we support (and encourage!) our talented writers…both the vets and the people blogging for the very first time.

    If you do tweet, make sure to mention @SAPCommunity (our official Twitter account) or include the #SAPCommunity hashtag. Even more people will see it that way. (People still use #SCN too, but that hashtag is a little outdated — plus it’s used for a variety of other things, so our content can get lost in the feed.)

    BTW, in my tweet, you’ll see that I once again gave a shout-out for Caroleigh Deneen ‘s 2017 blog retrospective: https://blogs.sap.com/2018/01/24/2017-blog-retrospective/. We (the SAP Community Experience team) are planning new spotlights for blogs this year. We want to bring attention to member-written blogs. More to come!

    –Jerry

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    1. Michelle Crapo Post author

      Thank you for that wonderful additions!    I hope everyone who stops to read the blogs – also reads the comments.

      More to come….  Now you’ve got us all wondering.

      MIchelle

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  3. Jelena Perfiljeva

    I’m afraid that in absence of “dislike” button my comments won’t brighten too many days. 🙂

    But I agree with you. We had to complain very loud for so long to get “most liked” blogs back on the home page. All we need to do now is take advantage of it.

    I’m curious though if there’d be more “likes” if it did not require a login. Quite a few times I open a blog someone tweeted about and that is usually late at night on my tablet where I’m not logged into SCN. Sometimes I remember to come back next day and “do the needful” but not always.

    Could be an interesting experiment to track “visitor likes”.

     

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    1. Michelle Crapo Post author

      Agreed about tracking visitor likes!    HA!   Your comments could be the complete opposite of my blog and I would welcome the other opinion.

      I have the other issue.   I’ll be at the bottom of the page writing a comment and have to try to remember to go back up to the top.   If I don’t comment, it’s easy for me to remember to go to the top and like it.

      Crazy but true!

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  4. Paul Hardy

    In regard to the “like” feature, naturally the SAP social media page is trying to emulate Facebook

    The former platform had copied it pretty much OK, in the current version of SCN there is something obvious missing.

    Can anyone guess what it is? Answers on a postcard please.

     

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    1. Michelle Crapo Post author

      Personally – I wouldn’t want to discourage people. So if they had mad and sad, I may not like to write things.

      So not sure about the last version. I’m trying to remember – and I would answer here, if I did.    Dislike – oh boy!  Talk about discouraging me.

      Have a great day!

      Michelle

       

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      1. Paul Hardy

        I will give you another clue as to what is missing from the “Like” feature on SCN which worked in the last version… it is all to do with the number in the brackets after the word “like”….

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  5. Lars Breddemann

    I’m sure that it has been mentioned before, but it would be a lot easier to “put a like” on it if one would not have to scroll around to find the like button.

    For blog posts, the button is “up there” as the last one in a line of options (Google+, facebook, twitter, LinkedIn, SCP) that at least to me doesn’t make a lot of sense to me.

    Is anyone using G+ for anything? Is Facebook an important channel for SAP related blog? I get Twitter and LinkedIn as these platforms seem to have plenty of participants from the SAP-o-sphere.

    And only the last item of that list is the platform’s own “LIKE”? That doesn’t seem like a clever placement. Why not put it at the end of a blog post as well?

    Or make it a “floater” in the ample white-space that the layout provides to the left and the right of the text? It could also be put in a permanent/floating title bar on the screen, so that scrolling around doesn’t make it go away.

    To me, there seem to be plenty of options to make “liking” a blog post (or comment, answer, or question…) much easier. Just put it within reach.

    This goes back to a design approach where you make wanted/correct behaviour (or usage) easy and unwanted/wrong/erroneous behaviour difficult.

    Just sayin’…

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    1. Michelle Crapo Post author

      Yes – I think it’s been mentioned.   It’s just one that hasn’t been changed yet.   I’m sure it will be one they get to.    It sure would help me out!

      Michelle

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    1. Michelle Crapo Post author

      I’m so glad you scrolled down to liked Jerry’s comment.   He does an amazing job of explaining things!   So much so – I had to add it to the blog in case people didn’t get down here!  🙂

      Michelle

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