3. Publishing Your Post Online
Once you are satisfied with your blog post, it is time to share it online. As mentioned earlier, publishing a document to the web using Notion takes only a few clicks, and you can do it yourself. Any changes made to the content on Notion will be reflected in real time on the published page.
To publish any page, click on the “Share” option at the top. From the resulting menu, click on “Share to the web” to make it public. Note that any sub-page linked to your blog will also become accessible unless you have configured individual page permissions to keep them private.
Having opted to share a blog page with the web, anyone with the link will be able to view your post, as well as any linked pages. You will be able to copy a link that you can share in a number of ways, including on social media platforms, through email, or even text messages. In addition, you can invite your contacts to view the content, and even leave comments.
The “Allow duplicate as template” feature is automatically turned on when you share a page publicly on Notion. Keeping this on will allow anyone who has the link to duplicate the page as a template for themselves. This is how you are able to find other templates published by other Notion users. If you don’t want your post to be available as a template, you can turn off the feature.
There is also the option to turn on search engine indexing, which will make your blog posts visible on Google and other search engines. This can be a great feature if you are looking to increase traffic for monetization purposes. However, the search engine indexing option is only available to Notion’s paying subscribers.
By default, your blog’s public URL will be in the format yourdomain.notion.site. However, in the event that you want to host your blog elsewhere, but still use Notion to create and format your content, there are numerous articles online explaining how to connect your published Notion content to a domain of your choice, as well as add custom scripts and styles. There are even articles on how to use the Notion API to set up and run a blog, but these options often require some amount of technical knowledge.