Re: How to get users to post blogs
Ning defines blogs differently than how we at WordPress/BuddyPress do. A Ning site member can click on a link “Blog” and Ning’s post panel. You can try using Jet QuickPress – https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/jet-quickpress/ which adds “a “Quickpress” submenu you can find in bp admin bar > My Accounts > Blogs > QuickPress from which you can easily add a post to any of your blogs
Just a thought: the plugin, in effect, can render a Multi-Author BP site without adding subsites and without allowing access to the dashboard because members can post from the front and click on categories and add tags there as well. Then, one can create a customized member profile page to have that link to blog posting and then render the latest posts of each individual member .