Frequently asked questions

What can I do on My Trending Stories?

My Trending Stories is a new growing website which seeks to inform readers about the latest news and events occurring globally as well as serving as an outlet for bloggers to share their opinions and views on various topics.  

In terms of the posts themselves, no topic is off limits or imposed as long as it does not contribute to racism, discrimination or anything that violates an individual’s human rights or any laws. Furthermore, you have the liberty to post directly on the website with an author login.

In terms of frequency there is no imposed minimum nor maximum, feel free to share what inspires you the most.

As of right now, all of creatives are contributors so it's not remunerated and currently there are no advertisements on My Trending Stories, thus no revenue is being generated by the website.

I wrote my article but it I cannot find it on the website?

Double-check to make sure that your articles is saved as “published” and not as “draft” or “in rereading”.

Can i embed a youtube video into my post

Yes, you can and here's how:

1) On the youtube video page, click on share and select the embedded tab

2) There will be a code line from which you have to copy the url link contained in the middle of it. Here it is in bold and blue:

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

3) back on MTS, in the text box, click on the second to last tool on the top line called "iframe". It will open a small window asking for the URL so you just have to paste in the link you previously copied. You can also put in the width and height information, which can be found in the code line (shown in pink above).

I am not able to upload my avatar

We have just tested the avatar feature. Although it may not show that it is uploaded right away:

1. upload the image ( it will still show a smiley face)

2. write your bio**

3. save

4. you will be redirected to your page with your avatar being displayed.

If you are still experiencing any difficulties please email us at

Yours Truly,

My Trending Stories Team

I still can't get my article to publish on the website, I've managed to save it, but can't publish it.

Check that the article is saved as “published” and not as “draft” or “in rereading”. Please refer to this image, and let us know if this helps at .

I don’t have access to a computer/ can only post on my phone

Unfortunately, the mobile website is not designed to allow for posting. For every article, a large cover image needs to be uploaded which can be problematic when done from a phone. We have an application that is currently in works, however publishing on the go will still be an issue.

What we have found works well is for writers to write up your post on your phone and copy-paste your article on the blog once you have access to a computer. We recognize that it is not ideal so mobile posting is on our improvements list and we are working on it being integrated

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What is an Image Slug?

The slug is, in fact, the end part of the URL link to your post. It auto-generates from the title you choose. Both manual and auto-generated slugs are good ways to go about it. Manual slugs are slightly better in the sense that you can add ''keywords'' to your link making your post more searchable and therefore, more SEO-friendly.

Are the posts featured on your official social media pages hand picked by a staff member or do you offer an administrative role for you writers?

A staff member randomly selects which articles get shared on our social media, whether it's Facebook, Twitter, etc., so that everyone gets a chance to be promoted on our official pages. In addition to this, our contest winners will also be specially featured.

Can I change my email address used to log in?

Yes absolutely! Send an email to: so that a staff member can change it to your desired email address for you.