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Looking for "Hidden Gems" -- Great Blogs Readers May Have Missed

We're making some changes to our social media -- and we want to start putting more emphasis on member-generated (i.e., not from SAP employees) content.

As part of this shift, we are looking for Hidden Gems: great blogs that may have missed their audience.

"So what qualifies as a Hidden Gem?" you may ask. (Great question. I've always said you are one of the smartest people in the community.)

A Hidden Gem is a blog post that...

  • Really impresses you -- whether it's written by a new author or a community veteran
  • Has fewer than 100 views (roughly)*
  • Was written by someone without an SAP next to his or her name

Keep in mind that these are loose rules. If you find a fantastic blog from an SAP employee (say, for example, a guy whose last name rhymes with Panda) with 110 views (which, come to think of it, rules out that wildly popular Panda guy), you can still recommend it. But, wherever possible, we want to shine a light on posts from non-SAP members deserving more readership.

So if you happen across a post that fits the criteria, please add it in a comment below and I'll add it to the list of candidates eligible for promotion on the SAP Community Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Here's a recent example of a Hidden Gem...and we want more! I'd love to see a minimum of one Hidden Gem promoted a day.

Looking forward to your input!

* Blogs with high views will continue to get recognition through Caroleigh Deneen 's "popular blog" series. With Hidden Gems, we want to draw attention to posts that members may have overlooked.

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Apr 05 at 12:23 PM edited Apr 05 at 12:24 PM
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Nice initiative, Jerry!

I can't help here now, but funnily, I just now (published 5 minutes ago) tried to do the very opposite with my blogs: identify the ones that are really not great, and might even be delete (by me) at some point:
https://blogs.sap.com/2018/04/05/another-way-to-improve-quality-clean-out-the-closet/

When I come across a hidden gem, I’ll sure let you know!
(Hey, can't you let SAP Leonardo Machine Learning go search for those? *duckAndRun*)

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Joachim

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I saw that (your blog post) -- because I follow Using SAP.com and get notifications, of course :) -- and I wondered if maybe I had inspired you. I guess it's just yet another example of the coincidences that I keep stumbling across...

I think when it comes to gauging quality, I'll trust a member over a machine. :)

But, hey, if you find a Hidden Gem about SAP Leonardo Machine Learning... :D

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Sometimes it's like running through the jungle and you quickly overlook something valuable. Any help is welcome. Therefore a nice idea.

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Hey Jerry,

maybe I have one today:
It Qualifies at:

- Has fewer than 100 views
-> Check: When I saw it, it had 59 Views and 0 comments(no there's 1)

- Was written by someone without an SAP next to his or her name
-> check.

It's not that it "Really impressed me" but as far as I know the author was once a big player in SDN somehow, so maybe that qualifies as well.

Anyway here's the blog, go judge for yourself:

https://blogs.sap.com/2017/09/26/how-lively-is-saps-startup-landscape/

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Joachim

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Thanks, Joachim! I'll add to my list, but one thing I failed to add...I'm also hoping to promote newer blog posts.

But maybe I need to start a "Classics" or "Best of" series. :)

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Oh yes, and then the "Vintage" (aka archived) collection:)

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Hey Jerry, it's not going so well, is it? (Judging by the suggestions (not) given here).Those gems are probably hidden very well!

As I'm not following twitter and such: you will keep us update here on the gems you might find, right?
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Joachim

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Joachim Rees
6 days ago

I'm afraid not...and I've posted similar requests to other groups on their dedicated sites.

But, yes, if I uncover any, I'll be sure to share them here too.

--Jerry

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Once blockchain mining has been exhausted, the left GPU resources might help to dig out those gems. and probably will exhume some (then anonymous) contributors as well:)

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Volker Barth
6 days ago

Yeah...I fear that Hidden Member might become the most prolific blogger in Community history. :-/

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Jerry Janda
6 days ago

they probably posted their blogs in the most popular tag too.

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I'm not across the topic enough but this one sort of meets the criteria.. View count too high perhaps

https://blogs.sap.com/2018/04/16/why-counting-distinct-values-in-abap-cds-isnt-as-easy-as-you-think

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Lukas Weigelt
3 days ago

OMG, it's wonderful Matthew Billingham !

I need to get together with Mike Pokraka so we could write a similar blog for the Workflow topic...

(Oh, ping, Mike!)

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It used to be a rather long list, but these days the traffic level is so low... I guess the new platform does have its upsides.

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Thanks. Did you count the "no"s?

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Matthew Billingham
3 days ago

Errrr, no. But it was impressive!!!

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No no no. 1000x no. As my mum used to say to me... :-D

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Here's a Hidden Gem with a title that sounds like a Hidden Gem!

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I use this blog https://blogs.sap.com/2013/11/08/posting-links-and-the-jungle-you-end-up-in/ when explaining to people why they shouldn't post just links as answers.

Definitely a hidden gem.

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Matthew Billingham
yesterday

I was hoping to promote newer stuff, but based on what I'm seeing here, I'm wondering if the "classic" blog post series (mentioned earlier in this thread) might be a better direction. Seems several people here have their favorites from the good ol' days.

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My co-worker Amy King has posted a series on blogs on Web Dynpro that I think qualify as hidden gems. Here's part one of a 5 part series...

https://blogs.sap.com/2018/04/17/web-dynpro-selection-screen-variants-part-1-dictionary-objects/

Heaps of praise. I sit two spaces down, and would never have known how busy Amy has been on the platform if I didn't see her physically today.

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Susan Keohan
7 hours ago

Aw shucks, thanks Sue! For anyone interested, the introduction to that series is here:

Web Dynpro Selection Screen Variants

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Keep hanging out in Coffee Corner - there is good stuff here ;-)

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