This week in blogs: abbreviations, innovation and the holidays


Really, the hardest part of writing these weekly recaps is narrowing down the great list of SAS blog posts we publish every week and picking just a few to highlight. This is a bit of an estimate, but I've been telling people that we publish an average of eight posts a day, which totals out to about 40 posts each work week - and they're all great reads. To make my job a little easier this week, I've grouped some favorites into categories for you.


You know your blog post has hit its mark when it inspires other bloggers to write on the same topic. This week, Rick Wicklin wrote a post about a type of shortcut in the SAS enhanced editor that inspired at least three other posts on the same topic:

I should mention that Rick's original post was actually inspired by a SAS conference paper that Elizabeth Ceranowski wrote and presented: SAS Abbreviations are your friends, use the template method to code!


Three different SAS bloggers wrote about innovation this week from three very different perspectives:

The Holidays

Two posts this week included holiday themes, and a third is more about dressing up for the stage (a stretch, I know - but it's a celebratory topic nonetheless):

What themes did you see in the blogs you read this week? And what themes would you like to see SAS bloggers cover next week?



About Author

Alison Bolen

Editor of Blogs and Social Content

Alison Bolen is an editor at SAS, where she writes and edits content about analytics and emerging topics. Since starting at SAS in 1999, Alison has edited print publications, Web sites, e-newsletters, customer success stories and blogs. She has a bachelor’s degree in magazine journalism from Ohio University and a master’s degree in technical writing from North Carolina State University.

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