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My first blog in the SAP Community… excited??

Excited…I was…Very excited to say the least.

Let me just give you a brief about myself before we probe further.

With more than 7 years of experience in the SAP Technical turf; I thought I could write my first blog post without any road-blocks. Also with some blogging experience behind me (I generally do blog about a lot of other stuffs; like movies/food/restaurants); I was under the impression that writing a technical blog in the SAP Community should be a cakewalk.

Well that is exactly where the game changed. The things that I learned or am still learning about writing a blog in the SAP community are vast. Here, below, am listing down the Don’ts of writing a blog in the SAP community.

  1. Keep the blog as technical as possible because it is technical community.
  2. Please don’t do any research about the topic that you are writing.
  3. What is right/wrong doesn’t matter, what matters is your experience and your knowledge that someone “senior” has imparted to you.
  4. Think that the moderator is present just to check your grammar/spellings and to make sure that you are not using any SMS language or cuss words.

I planned on writing these points down in the hope that someone benefits from it. If someone still has not got it yet!! Please consider the above points with a sarcastic tone to it rather, keeping it simple, please don’t follow the above mentioned points.

Let me just explain the above points a little.

So here I was trying to write a blog about the “Best Practices to be followed while using ABAP in BW” and I ended up doing all the above mentioned things.

  1. Keep the blog as technical as possible because it is technical community.
    • Think real!!! It’s a BLOG. Keeping it technical should not mean like you are giving out pointers or presentation slides.
  2. Please don’t do any research about the topic that you are writing.
    • This is actually of paramount importance. This is where we can falter miserably. And by research, I mean not googling and going through the first two/three search results. Research if someone else, probably more proficient and efficient has written on your topic somewhere. Then you can collate with your hand-held information and make it even more informative. Mind well, no plagiarism.
  3. What is right/wrong doesn’t matter, what matters is your experience and your knowledge that someone “senior” has imparted to you.
    • The solution to this is more or less similar to the 2nd argument, above. But I wanted to keep it as a separate argument because quite often we get into the habit of listening to some of the colleagues or seniors, who we think are very well-informed. And well-informed they would be, because they would have done their bit of research during their time and probably would not have updated themselves. But we need to move ahead with times and research/update ourselves with every word that we hear.
  4. Think that the moderator is present just to check your grammar/spellings and to make sure that you are not using any SMS language or cuss words.
    • For this, I only have one statement – We have google/MS Word/ethics to correct us.

Hence please don’t do the don’ts. These are all my learnings and I plan to keep updating it with inputs from other members and moderators.

I still have not got my first blog published; because it’s still a work in progress. I sincerely hope that I do it soon.

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  1. Jamie Cantrell

    Hi Anish,

    Seems like your first blog did get posted – here.

    Sarcasm aside, maybe you can share what actually happened that prompted this post and we (the community team) can look into it. I’ll be honest, I had a little trouble following the details in your post and I want to deal with whatever situation you encountered. If you can help me better understand, please don’t hesitate to send me a DM and let me know what’s going on, I’d appreciate the chance to look into it.

    Thanks,

    Jamie

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  2. Jelena Perfiljeva

    I always appreciate fine sarcasm but did not get this at all, sorry. Especially this part: “what matters is your experience and your knowledge that someone “senior” has imparted to you” – where is this coming from? What’s the context? Very much confused by this…

     

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