Your blog entries will appear on the front page after you post them. When you create a photo album, grab the url from the address bar and you can link it to your post. Hope this helps. Please let me know if you have any more questions.
Mark I see what you mean. I added a blog post as well and it isn't appearing. They used to appear in the latest activity section. I will check to see what has changed with Ning to figure out why they removed that feature. Thanks.