Blog posts give our members the opportunity to share their professional and personal experiences, views, and insights. These may include but are not limited to theories, strategies, and opinions organized into categories that relate to SAP subjects. Your blog post should help your readers know you as an individual.  When writing your blog post, consider answering the following questions: Why is your topic relevant to your readers? Does it solve a problem for them? Does it make their lives easier or better? Before you start writing, you should read the information on this page, check out the Rules of Engagement, and complete the Tour the SAP Community tutorial.

Blogger levels

To become a blogger in the SAP Community, you must go through a two-step process that will help familiarize you with our community’s culture and rules. The purpose of this process is to ensure the SAP Community provides the best information possible.

Subscriber: entry level

Upon your registration with SAP Community you automatically start at the Subscriber level. As a Subscriber you have the authorization to comment, like, follow blog posts, but you cannot create them. To progress to the Contributor level and to start writing your own blog posts, please take our Tour the SAP Community tutorial. You will learn how to navigate the community, how to follow content, tags, and people, and how to engage with other members.

Be sure to complete the tutorial thoroughly. Upon completion, you will receive two badges: Hello World and Tour the SAP Community 2023.

We also highly recommend you to take our Blogging tutorial, which is dedicated to onboard you with helpful tips and tricks around blogging! (Note: If you experience any issues with blogging levels, please send an email to

Contributor:  learner level

A Contributor can write blog posts, but cannot publish them independently. A moderator will review the blog post draft once the Contributor has submitted it for review and determine whether the post complies with the Rules of Engagement. The moderator can decide whether the post needs more work before publishing, as well as provide feedback and tips to help the member improve the post. (Note: After submitting a post, a Contributor may need to wait up to 72 business hours before moderator review occurs. Contributors should wait for their first post to be published before submitting a second.) Once the Contributor has two or more published blog posts, he or she automatically becomes an Author.

Author: an experienced SAP Community member

An Author in the SAP Community can publish and manage blog posts independently. Note: Author blog posts are still subject to moderation if they violate the Rules of Engagement.

How to write a blog post

Once you have achieved the Contributor blogger level, you will be able to write a blog post by clicking on "Write a Blog Post“ in the header section of any community page. (Before you start writing your post, please complete the Writing and Publishing Blog Posts on SAP Community tutorial first. 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. Plus, you'll earn the Blogging Savvy badge! You may also benefit from watching Tips for Blogging on SAP Community, a video featuring advice from members of the SAP Champions program and SAP's Community & Influencers team about reading, reacting to, and writing blog posts on SAP Community.)

Using tags

Once you decide which topic your blog post will cover, you'll need to tag it. You can select from a wide range of pre-defined tags. Since SAP Community sorts content by tags, it's important that you choose the tag that best represents your post's topic. You can visit the Blogs section to view all tags available, and you can read the All About Tags page for even more information about tagging.

There are two types of tags:

SAP Managed Tags: At least one managed tag must be applied to a question or blog post before it can be published. This tag designates the main subject of the content. You may select up to seven SAP managed tags.
User Tags: Any other tag that will help other users to find your question easily. You can create one or choose from the existing set created by your fellow community members. You may select up to seven user tags (which are tags that you can create).

Using categories

Categories give members an additional option for sorting and searching blog posts, making it easier for them to find content that matches their specific interests. You will need to select a category from the dropdown menu that best fits the purpose of your blog post. The categories -- and the reasons for choosing one -- are as follows:

Technical Articles

Help people get the most out of their SAP software by giving technical tips and diving deeply into best practices for developers using the software.

Personal Insights

Explore a topic that interests you -- and that might interest the community! Share knowledge about career development, life experiences, and more.

Product Information

Provide expertise and examine updates about an SAP offering or related product – covering features and explaining functionality.

Business Trends

Demonstrate thought leadership by tackling broader trending topics relevant to the world of business software.

Event Information

Share your point of view about any type of event (online or in the real world), explaining the benefits of attendance.

User Experience Insights 

Provide insights on user-centric development such as how to best conduct user research, drive accessibility, or design applications that help users get their work done easily.

Simple rules for writing good blog posts

You should always keep the following rules in mind when writing for the SAP Community audience:

Apply the right structure

We expect every blog post to consist of a beginning (introduction), a middle (main portion), and an end (a conclusion that wraps everything up). A collection of links or just a video with short text does not qualify as a blog post.

Write with the proper style, in your unique voice

We recommend a conversational writing style that is clear and easily understood. A blog post should reflect the author's unique voice. Therefore, we don't accept blog posts generated by AI tools such as ChatGPT.

Share value and your personal knowledge

We remind all bloggers that they should put the reader first. One of the best ways to define a value statement is to actually write one. For example, “In this blog post you will learn…” or “As a fellow administrator of XX product, I typically run into this problem. Next, I’ll share the solution I’ve come up with…”

In their blog posts, authors should share their personal knowledge. They should not copy text from other sources, per our Rules of Engagement.

Blog posts created using AI tools such as ChatGPT don't qualify for publication on our community, and our moderation team will reject or remove AI-generated content upon discovery.

Linking to SAP Help Portal

When preparing a blog post, you may wish to link to SAP Help Portal material -- to either cite as a source or to provide additional information.

If you wish for to take people always to the most current documentation, make sure to include /latest/ in the URL.

For example, this link would go to 2002.500 version of the product. Once the product has a new release/version, the link would be outdated (unless the intention is for the link to be relevant just to that version).

If you'd like for your post to direct people to the most up-to-date information about that product, you should use instead (where /latest/ goes in place of the version number in the URL).