What is a blog?
Think about the things you have experienced in life. This could be related to your family (example: a blog about being ase mom), work (a blog about experiences dealing with clients), or other life experiences (a blog about dealing with a troubling time such as a disease or divorce, or about a happy time such as preparing for a wedding or a birth of a child).
Bloggers often write from a personal perspective that allows them to connect directly with their readers. In addition, most blogs also have a “comments” section where visitors can correspond with the blogger. Interacting with your visitors in the comments section helps to further the connection between the blogger and the reader.
This direct connection to the reader is one of the main benefits of starting a blog. This connection allows you to interact and share ideas with other like-minded people. It also allows you to build trust with your readers.
The good news is that the internet is exploding with growth right now. More people than ever are online. This explosion in growth means more potential readers for your blog. In short, if you are thinking about starting a blog then there is no better time than right now.
How to Choose a Blog Topic & Name
If you don’t have an idea for a name already, the first step is choosing your blog topic.
If you’re not sure what to blog about, there are a few ways to find a good blog topic:
Life experiences. Everyone has lessons they have learned through life experience. Sharing this knowledge can be incredibly helpful to others in similar situations.
For example, I recently helped a woman start her blog about being a fireman’s wife. She has a lot of experience and knowledge to share with others about this topic, and it has helped her connect with others in similar situations.
Think about the things you have experienced in life. This could be related to your family (example: a blog about being stay-at-home mom), work (a blog about experiences dealing with clients), or other life experiences (a blog about dealing with a troubling time such as a disease or divorce, or about a happy time such as preparing for a wedding or a birth of a child).
A personal blog. A personal blog is a blog all about you. This will include a variety of topics, from things you do on a daily basis, to random thoughts and musings. This is a great way to share your thoughts with the world without having to stick to just one topic.
Hobbies & passions. Hobbies or other interests you are passionate about are a great place to start. Cooking, travel, fashion, sports, and cars are all classic examples. But even blogs about more obscure hobbies can be successful, since the your audience is literally anyone in the world with the internet.
Once you have a topic it’s time to choose your blog name, also known as your domain name.
A good blog name should be descriptive so that potential visitors can instantly tell what your blog is about just from the name.
If you are blogging about one specific topic then you will definitely want to include that in some way when you pick a domain name. Try not to get hung-up on just one word though. For example, a cooking blog doesn’t necessarily have to have the word “cooking” in it. The words “food”, “recipes”, and “meals” would also let people know that your blog is about cooking.
If you are planning to create a personal blog where you discuss a variety of topics then I recommend using your name, or some variation of it, since your blog is all about you. For example, I own the blog scottchow.com. You can also add your middle name or middle initial if you find your name is already taken. Or you could use a variation like “Scott Chow Blog” or “Blogging with Scott”.
Once you have some name ideas you will need to choose a domain extension. A .com domain extension is the most preferred, but .net or .org work as well. It is also important to note that for the purposes of a blog domain you cannot have any spaces between words. So “Blogging with Ninja” becomes bloggingwithninja.com
In this blog, I am going to explain everything about how to upload your blog on Numpy Ninja and Medium.com. So many learners are struggling with how to upload their blogs as previously I was struggling. Here you will see stepwise explanations to upload your blogs. So, let’s start.
Write your blog in word format
You will get the access id (email id) in the Access-Help Slack channel
With the help of this email, id creates your account on wix.com. You can create an account using google, or Facebook.
While creating an account add a profile description, add a picture(optional).
Now your wix.com is ready, from here you can upload your blog on Numpy Ninja.
Open WIX.COM. It will look like this.
Click on Create New Post
You will see this window
Add Title and contains (copy from the word where you wrote your blog)
Click on the Preview button, so you can see whether your blog is well formatted or not, how it will look after upload, and what is the reading time, etc.
Click on the back button.
Now click on the Publish button.
Your blog is uploaded on the Numpy Ninja website.
Upload blog from Numpy Ninja to Medium.com.
Create an account on Medium.com
Open your blog (which you want to upload) on the Numpy Ninja website. Go to the bottom of your blog, you will see this attachment image.
Click on this attachment.
Another window will open with a link.
Copy the link.
Close the window.
Now open Medium.com and sign in.
Click on your profile picture in the left-side corner of the page and click Stories.
Click Import a story.
Paste the Numpy Ninja URL of the story you'd like to import into the field and click Import.
Paste your copied link and import
Edit your post and click Publish to publish it on your profile.
Imported stories will automatically apply a canonical URL referencing the original source material.
Sometimes it will fail to import. In this case, use another way to upload your blog to medium.
Go to medium.com
Click on your profile.
Click on view profile
Click on the write option. You will see this window
Paste your copied link here (Tell your story) and publish
You will get another screen. Click on publish now.
But sometimes it will not upload your images, so to upload your image
Go to your profile and click on triple dots and click on edit story. Copy and paste the whole content of the blog.
Click on the save and publish button.
Click the back button. You can see your blog
Again, click the back button. You will see all your blogs titles and image-wise.
Congrats your Blog is now published on both Numpy Ninja and Medium
Hope you got the complete idea about how to upload a blog on Numpy Ninja and Medium. Thank you for reading.