Saving and Publishing

How to confidently publish your work

We get it!


…and we’ve all been there. No lies, putting yourself out into the big bad world is a daunting thought.


The good news is, most of the fears associated with going public with your content come from within, which means they can be managed.


Let’s take a closer look at why many aspiring writers, entrepreneurs and marketers are apprehensive about making their work public:

  1. Not knowing if someone cares about what you have to write
  2. Uncertainty in the credibility of your information
  3. Spelling and Grammatical errors
  4. Facing adverse reception over a unique opinion
  5. Published articles not being read


How does Leakd help 




The Leakd network includes individuals and businesses from all walks of life.

By collaborating with your peers through our Readers and Reading function, you’ll have the confidence of knowing your expertise is heard.

Moreover, make sure you’re periodically reviewing your Insights.

This data details exactly how your work is being perceived by a wider audience; who’s reading it, where are they reading it from, how often they are reading.


The Editor

The intelligent Leakd Editor delivers a range of tools that are precisely designed to help bloggers seamlessly go from idea, to writing, to publishing.

Some of these features include:


Easy to use vanishing toolbar.

The toolbar gives you all the functionality to create a stunning written article. Removing all the arbitrary items with other programs, the toolbar will vanish as you glide up and down your screen, giving you an uninterrupted, filtered blog space


Category selection.

Easily find something to write about by selecting a category that piques your interest. From there, leakd filters Images and Sources to deliver real-time data related to your selected categories



What’s coming? – A letter from the Founder


10 June 2021


Dear Friends

I would like to first congratulate and thank you for being early adopters of what will no doubt be a revolution to the world of Entrepreneurs, Freelancers, Digital Nomads and Intrapreneurs.

Before being a platform to create, publish, monetise and connect long-form content, Leakd is a thriving community; an evolving ecosystem of bold individuals sharing their expertise, experience and vision. With our values firmly rooted in support, we want nothing more to see this growing army of self-employed visionaries succeed at their craft.

I’d like to now share our exciting roadmap with you. Let’s start with all the exciting features available to our users today.

  • Use our incredible Editor tool to create beautiful content. Features include Grammarly, SEO imputation, video embedding and much more
  • The best data Insights – industry-wide – on topic selection, visitors, readership, keywords and sources
  • Import any existing published content with one-click
  • Content discovery with a paywall-free public-facing Headlines page. This is where your work also gets published and found
  • Follow and unfollow fellow writers

As you can see, there’s so much you can do and achieve on Leakd today. But we’re about 10% away from the goal, so I’d like to share with you what the other 10% looks like.

  • Journal feature– create and monetise multi-content email campaigns for your dedicated readership. You choose your subscription price, how often you send and which of your content is public-facing – 6 months
  • Entrepreneur zone – share your wins, gains and challenges with other Entrepreneurs in a special space for like-minded contributors and creators. You can join various tribes by category, campaign and followership – 6 months


While these are our broad development plans, we’re always trialling and testing the platform in order to give our users the optimum Leakd experience. If you have any suggestions for improvement, I urge you to email me directly at

Until next time, stay safe and stay creating.


Warm regards,

Triv Andhare

Founder and CEO, Leakd Pty Ltd






Arts + Culture

Must see Shaolin Temple during your China visit

Having ducked and weaved through the masses of Beijing and Shanghai, I was aching for that unique Chinese experience. One that didn’t liken China to a massive super power, taking over western civilisation. Something that represented the country at its roots.




Like me, if you are searching for a truly unique experience during your travels in China, then look no further than the Ultimate Guide to the Shaolin Experience.

Kung-Fu Village, Shaolin Precinct


How to get to the Shaolin Monastery from Beijing


The Shaolin Monastery falls in the city of Dengfeng (Henan province), which is close to a 2-hour journey (via the high speed trains) from Beijing. If you’re exploring the North-East and you’ve decided to travel to the Shaolin Temple, make sure you get the train to Zhengzhou from Beijing. You can take the bullet or high speed train, which will get you to Zhengzhou in just over 2 hours. Alternatively (and my personal preference), take the slow train that will get you to Zhengzhou in anywhere between 5-7 hours. Plan ahead and give yourself enough time to get the slow train. The sights and sounds on the way provide a genuine Chinese experience, from ghost-towns with unoccupied 20-storey high towers to the very best of rural China. Of course, 7-hours in a train means you’ve got plenty of time to mingle with your neighbours. I got dragged into an intense game of poker! Less said about the results the better. When you get to Zhengzhou, take a taxi or bus to Dengfeng. As in most cases, the public transport option is more cost effective and will give you that extra cultural experience. I took the bus and it was a nice smooth ride to the entry area of the Temple precinct. Either mode of transport will get you to temple in no more than 2 hours.

Songshan Mountain/Shaolin Precinct

To enter the temple area you will have to pay 100 yuan (about $20 Australian dollars). The main Temple area is about a 20-30 minute walk from the entry gates, so make sure you’ve got your walking shoes on. As a photographer, I am continuously looking for inspiration and out of that need, I’ve come to the conclusion that inspiration is borne in individuality and uniqueness. So if you are looking for an unique experience in China, here’s your perfect Shaolin itinerary.

A student of the arts puts on an impromptu display of skills

Where to stay in the Shaolin Precinct

I recommend allocating 3 days/2 nights to gain the complete Shaolin experience. One of the most unique experiences I had in China was staying in the small kung-fu village about 20 minute’s walk from the temple precinct. The humble village is where budding Shaolin masters practice their art, but also a place for them rest and rejuvenate. The Kung Fu hostel is the perfect place to spend a couple of nights in the village.
The village is small but it comes equipped with convenience stores, restaurants and transportation to and from the temple precinct. Venture into some of the family owned make-shift restaurants. With a generous assortment of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes, from garlic vegetables to pork noodle soup, they will do their best to cater to anyone that comes in peace.

The Shaolin Kung Fu Show

The famous martial arts show is an extraordinary ensemble of skills and discipline, as well as an opportunity for brave crowd members to get involved in the act. Many of the students are taught in the local school at the precinct, a short walk from the Martial Arts hall.

I recall a surreal moment when one of the students put on amazing impromptu display of martial arts with a steel-rope. A crowd of his peers gathered around the budding monk, watching in silence as he rolled, ducked and jumped, but the greatest mark of appreciation came from his teacher, standing arms folded behind his back, watching in admiration. It’s times like these that make the hours of slogging around a SLR all worth it. See image above. Make the most of your time in the precinct, wander around the temple, schools and halls and you are bound to capture something truly unique.

There is a set structure to the shows, so make sure you plan ahead. The school will typically host 6 shows during the day, the first beginning at 9:00am and the last at 4:00pm. Check before you travel as seasonal changes do occur.

How to lose money on a China train trip. Shaolin bound

Visit Mount Song and Dharma Cave

The temple area sits neatly among the Songshan Mountain ranges. With many surrounding peaks and treks, some longer and more difficult than others, the region is truly a hikers delight. The Dharma cave walk was suggested to us by the lovely Hostel hostess. Buddhists believe that Bodhidharma arrived from India and introduced Zen Buddhisim to China after meditating for years in the cave – now appropriately known as Dharma Cave.

Approximately 7km one way, the trek up Mt. Songshan is certainly not long by hiking standards but be aware, a significant portion of the climb does involve steep (and I mean really steep!) staircases – which makes for a fantastic work out to burn off all those noodle soups and dim sims! – which was certainly the case for me. My friend and I elected to chow down some noodles before the steep journey ahead in a conveniently located take-out place at the beginning of the climb. On a less lighter note, the steps are certainly not for the faint-hearted, so if you are carrying any niggling physical issues, you may want to sit this one out.

The mountains are not immune to the Chinese street seller syndrome, so prepare yourself to be encouraged to purchase incense sticks, key chains, jewellery and of course, food! If your answer is “no” to all of the above then perhaps a photo? Everyone loves a family portrait! The man in the Tiger claw mould actually gave us a lift back to Zhenzhou! We met him on the walk. It’s not always recommended to take lifts from strangers but we felt we’d assessed the crowd well, so this adventure was definitely on!

As you ascend, remember to look back from time-to-time because the views over the ranges are exceptional. Dharma himself will meet you at the peak, meditating, as he looks over the Songshan mountain ranges. Away from the selfie sticks, baseball caps and waiting lines below, the Dharma Cave experience provides the peace and harmony that you typically associate with places of worship. The cave is usually accompanied with a sitter who will help you pass on any gifts, flowers, incense etc. that you have to offer.
Just after the sun had set behind the ranges, we began our journey down the mountain and back to the hostel. I recall embracing a new found feeling of wonder after our meeting with Bodhidharma. Having spent time in Shanghai and Beijing, I needed a culture dose and the hike to Dharma cave certainly reunited me with that feeling. Without having to travel thousands of miles, overnight or by flight, this was the alternative mainland China experience I was searching for.

Wander the Shaolin precinct

There is good chance that a morning visit to the temple will include rubbing shoulders with the masses i.e. other travellers. While incomparable to a walk down to the Bund in Shanghai, the Monastery is a major tourist attraction for nationals and as we all know, when the Chinese travel, it’s in herds.

But remaining positive, I went looking for history and inspiration around the temple grounds. Almost immediately I was taken away by the tumultuous history of the region, dating back from the 5th century to as recent as 2018, when the temple for the first time raised the national flag to make a stance on patriotism. Ultimately, after so much destruction, unrest and dispute, the Pagodas, schools, halls and temples still stand strong, reflecting the resilience of the monks and their supporters. At the foot of the Shaoshi Mountains is the remarkable Pagoda forest, an area marking the tombs of many high ranking monks and affiliates. The concentration of Pagodas date back to as early as the 8th century. In various sizes, detail and meaning, the forest is an unique example of Zen spirituality.

As if it reverberated through the canopy on Tiger Hill


In summary:

  • Take the slow train from Beijing. You’ll be in Zhengzhou within 7 hours. Save cash, gain experience!
  • Give yourself enough time to truly experience this unique part of China. Organise a 2-night stay in the Kung-Fu village, just a 20 minute walk from the temple. Wake up to students practising martial arts and indulge in some humble home-cooked cuisines
  • The Kung-Fu martial arts show is a must-see. The entry fee is covered as part of your temple entry cost
  • Re-connect with your spiritual side with a hike to Dharma Cave
  • Immerse yourself in the Temples, Pagodas, Relics and Monuments of ancient China and the inauguration of Zen Buddhism

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Do you want a blog or a website?

At first glance, you may believe doing both are genuine options.

Moreover, a very common misconception is that to write a blog or publish an article, you need a website. 


You do not. And they are not the same thing. Here’s why. 


What you need to create a website:

  • A domain 
  • A host 
  • Unless you’re versed in the art of computer programming/science, you will need a page builder to build the contents, links and design of your website
  • An email address to send and receive communication from your visitors 
  • A marketing plan to distribute your content and receive a viewership in return 
  • A tool to capture insights 

…this is just to get started, and it costs money. 




Do you just want to create, write, publish and share your blog? Here’s what you need:

  • A platform to write a blog 
  • The essential editorial tools to ensure your work is aesthetically pleasing 
  • A community to showcase and share your work 


If you just want to write and publish about your expertise, experience and skills, Leakd provides all the necessary tools for you to go from idea to exposure in one easy-to-use central platform. 


So, do you want to publish a blog or create a website?



How do I contact Leakd staff?

There are several ways to get in touch with us. 

For all general enquiries:

  • (48 hour turnaround time)
  • Facebook (48hour turnaround time) 
  • Instagram (48hour turnaround time) 
  • Chat support (Entrepreneur subscribers only) 


To report an issue:


How do I report an issue?

If you’ve come across a published work that contravenes our content guidelines, please send an email to:

In the email, please include the following:

  • Your full name 
  • A link to the blog in question 
  • Any other information you believe is relevant 

If we do find that the published blog contravenes our terms of use policy, we will be steadfast in applying necessary sanctions. 


A guide to selecting a category

Having a category or topic in mind to write about is essential to your success as an Author or Entrepreneur

With no clear subject in mind, you run the risk of:

  • not having a focused blog 
  • being too general 
  • missing appeal of your target audience 
  • having no clear insights into your efforts 

For these main reasons and many more, we make it mandatory that every Author or Entrepreneur has a primary category selected before publishing a blog or article. 

1. To select a category, simply click on of your interests in the catalogue of your Editor.



2. If you do not see the category you want to write about, click the number with ‘+” icon to select another primary category. 


3. From the prompt, select the primary category you want to write about. 


4. Once selected, it will appear in your catalogue. 


5. From there, you can select from a number of sub-categories. If selected, your Images and Sources will reshuffle for the new selection. 





Note: If there is no content available for a specific sub-category, the Editor will deliver content for the primary category. 




Saving and Publishing

How do I share my Articles?

It’s simple to share your work with Leakd. 


You can do it at Publish Preview or on your article page. 


Publish Preview


1. Click on the ‘Add +’ to view all your sharing options. 





2. Choose which platform you would like to share your article. You can select one social media platform, as well as download it as a document and/or pdf. 



3. Hit ‘publish’.




4. Make changes to your social media post as you see fit. 




Share from your article page 



1. Click on the sharing icon on your published article page 



2. Select the platform you would like to share your work to. 



Should I travel to Uluru during my Australian holiday


By now I am sure you’ve seen the uncanny images of Australia compared to the US and Europe in geographical size. While a little intimidating, they are an accurate representation of just how wide-spread this Island truly is. With masses of barren land taking up most of the inland area; industry and residence is concentrated across the coastline. In fact, every Australian capital city, except Canberra (national capital), borders ocean.

With all the sights and sounds on the coast, is it really worth travelling to Uluru?

…and here’s why Uluru should be at the top of your list when you decide to visit Australia.








Where is it exactly?

Uluru or Ayers Rock is found in the Kata Tjuta National park in Northern Territory (NT), one of eight states and territories of Australia.

How do I get there?

Being in the centre of a country the size of 7 western European countries, you can be assured there is going to be some transit involved. Fortunately, there are many transportation options at your disposal, offering their own unique experiences.

Using Sydney as a starting point.

Car/Van : Expect 2 days on the road – roughly 30 hours of travel time. Exploring the various terrains that Australia has to offer, the rustic traveller will enjoy this option.

Fly: 3-4 hours direct flight time. This the most common method of transportation to Uluru. Being so far away from all the capital cities, most travellers want to just ‘get there’ through the most efficient means possible. During peak season – the Aussie winter, May to October – flights can fill up quite quickly, so be sure to plan ahead. The two carriers that I recommend flying with are Qantas and Virgin Australia. These are Australia’s preeminent interstate carriers and therefore offer multiple daily non-stop flights to Uluru. Other options may fly to Uluru at obscure times, with stops.

Flying to Alice Springs: Alice Springs is the closest major town to the Kata-Tjuta National Park. Many people choose to take a flight into Alice Springs, followed by driving or a bus to Uluru. This is a good option if you want to save on time (by flying) but also experience everything the Australian outback has to offer (by driving), and not spend 2 days in a car. Uluru is about 500kms from Alice Springs, so expect to be behind the wheel for 5 to 6 hours.

When is the best time to go?

Temperatures around Uluru sway with the seasons. The best time to travel is between May and October – Aussie Autumn and Winter. Temperatures are comfortable, staying between 20 – 30 degrees Celsius. The warmer months can average in the high 30’s and reach the high 40’s. With the heat also comes showers and lightening – excellent for photography but not so ideal if you are travelling with family. If you are on a budget, however, flights to Uluru tend to be cheaper between October and April.

Why should I go to Uluru?

I recall the first time I saw the Taj Mahal. After seeing it in books, on posters, on the internet, in photos, on place mats, on the back of cigarette packets, pretty much on anything that had print; I thought to myself, “yeah it looks big, but how big can it really be?” I tell you, every time I go back, it seems to just get bigger or my eye-sight is shrinking! I’ve only been to Uluru once and admittedly, I held similar sentiments to that of the Taj. Uluru is a goliath. Larger than life. While the Taj Mahal is architecturally flawless, pristine and modern (relatively speaking); Uluru is ancient, rugged and intimidating.

Surrounded by plain grassland, Uluru offers a unique native Australian experience. There are no latte serving cafeterias, no vending machines and no boomerang-filled souvenir shops. This is a truly natural Australian experience, and that is what makes the national park so special, not only for the first inhabitants of Australia but its current citizens.

Uluru holds deep ancestral ties to the first inhabitants of the land, the Australian aboriginals. You may be fortunate enough to meet indigenous Australians during your travels and learn about their history and culture. You may also come to understand their tumultuous journey from ruling the land for many thousands of years to the atrocities committed during colonisation. While this article does not go into the specific spiritual significance of Uluru or the cultural heartland that surrounds it; suffice to say, this natural phenomena is not only a representation of the aboriginal people but a mark of their resilience over time.

Twilight hues over the Red Centre

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Get to Know your Category Dashboard

Let’s take a closer look at your Category Dashboard. 


You’ll find your Category Dashboard under your Home Dashboard. 


1. Category Views 



This graph provides an overview how many views you receive for All the categories you have written about in the select time period. Use the menu drop down to filter data for a specific category. 


It’s crucial you know exactly what your readers are interested in reading from you. This way you can begin to focus publishing for a niche, fine-tune a particular style of writing and realise how frequently you need to publish your work. 


2. Views by Category 


The Views of Post graph is an assessment of the number of the articles you write for All or a specific category, and what the corresponding Reads are for that category. 


Remember, a Read is when someone spends over 60 seconds reading your article. 


You can filter by All or a specific category. This information is critical in understanding the relationship between publishing and receiving Reads. It goes without saying, the more often you publish, the more Reads you will receive. Building on that, understanding this insight means you now know which categories you should publish more about!


Keep an eye on the Articles section on the right. It will filter according to your category selection; showcasing your top articles for the chosen category. 



3. My Popular Categories 



What percentage of your Views or Reads are attributed to a particular category? Toggle between Reads or Views to compare what your audience are reading. 


This is great for you to start tailoring your work to a particular category, audience and/or location. Remember, you can change your date-range at the top to assess information for different time periods.