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Author's profile photo Ramakrishna Potluri

Follow a Tag in SAP Community

There are few pre-requisites before you start contributing blogs in SAP Community. One of the pre-requisites is to follow tag of your choosing. However, the navigation to follow a tag can be quite a task if you are new to SAP community. I struggled to complete this pre-requisite and hence thought to write this blog to help others.

How to follow a tag

  1. Choose path  Community –> Blogs or click on link https://blogs.sap.com/
  2. All Blogs page is displayed. On the right side, you see Popular tags section. Choose a tag (for example, MM) or click View All and then select a tag
  3. A page with all blogs in the selected tag will be displayed.
  4. Next to Tag name, you see a Follow link in the right side
  5. Click on the Follow link to follow the tag. The link will change as Following.
  6. Repeat the above to follow other tags

Useful links and navigation :

1. How to write Blogs and Blogger levels

You should read this first if you want to write blogs. It will also explain you about how you can move from subscriber to contributor of blog (first time bloggers in the community) or author (experienced member) .

Link : https://www.sap.com/community/resources/blogging.html

Path : Community –> Blogs –> Tips for writing good blogs

2. Navigating user levels in the community blog

This is referred as one of the pre-requisites to reach contributor level. Click on the link below and click ‘Follow’

Link:  https://blogs.sap.com/2016/12/06/navigating-blogger-levels-new-sap-community/

 

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      Author's profile photo Jason Cao
      Jason Cao

      Thanks for sharing this with other community members Ramakrishna Potluri !

      The steps you outlined for following popular tags is helpful and will allow members to receive email notifications for pre-defined tags. For those who wish to follow user-defined tags (or tags that are not yet defined by the Community), like https://blogs.sap.com/tag/coachs-corner/, check out Never Miss a Blog Post Again.

      Author's profile photo Ruediger Stoecker
      Ruediger Stoecker

      Jason, is there any option in within the Community to follow user defined tags?. As a reader of a blog, I just see a list of assigned tags. Why should I care (how can I identify), whether the tag is defined by "the Community" or added by the author of the blog.

      I would love to follow the tag "sap earlywatch alert", but there is no "Follow" button.
      Example: https://blogs.sap.com/tag/sap-earlywatch-alert/

      Would it be possible to convert this user defined tag into a "Community tag".

      Thanks for taking my question. I just returned to the SAP Community, after a long pause.

      Author's profile photo Jason Cao
      Jason Cao

      Hi Ruediger, welcome back to the Community!

      Thanks for your question! At the moment, there isn’t a way to follow user-defined tags within the SAP Community functions. The easiest way I know how is setting up a feed as decribed in my blog post. The new “Bookmark” function could be helpful for following user-defined tags as well. Just go the “Earlywatch” tag link you shared, click on the add bookmark icon (the “+” icon), and when you go to your profile page, you’ll see everything you’ve bookmarked in a single neat location (_https://people.sap.com/#bookmarks_).

      User-defined tags can get converted to assigned tags when there is enough usage and demand (amongst other data points – sorry, I don’t have these criteria handy). It’s possible and yet difficult.

      Cheers,
      Jason

      Author's profile photo Ramakrishna Potluri
      Ramakrishna Potluri
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks, Jason Cao  !

      Author's profile photo Michelle Crapo
      Michelle Crapo

      I really like this.  Hopefully it will drive more blogs.  It's fun and you'll learn a lot!