SCN's LifeStory Blogging Circle

Story Circle Network
A growing number of Story Circle Network members are sharing their stories by blogging. If you're a dues-paying SCN member and have a blog, let us know (at news at storycircle.org) so we can list you here.

Each month, we choose one of our SCN bloggers to be featured in our national eletter. The selection is made on the basis of the blog's outstanding content, visual appeal, and the importance of its contribution to the growing universe of lifestory blogging. We've marked these featured bloggers with a *

(Not yet a member? Join via our online membership form; you can pay online or mail your check to the address below.)

Check out our Star Bloggers board on Pinterest.

Want to include our blog "button" on your blog, with a link back to the SCN site? See the instructions, below the blog list.


  1. Story Circle Network: storycirclenetwork.wordpress.com; onewomansday.wordpress.com

  2. Jamuna Advani: jamunaadvani.blogspot.com

  3. Susan Wittig Albert: susanalbert.typepad.com

  4. Melanie Alberts: thecoloursofyourquestion.blogspot.com

  5. Stephanie Allen: brainsonpurpose.com; idealawg.net

  6. Judy Alter: judys-stew.blogspot.com * [Jul 2010]

  7. Lee Ambrose: leeandhermuse.blogspot.com * [May 2011]

  8. Barbarann Ayars: makeminememoir.blogspot.com

  9. Stephanie Barko: stephaniebarko.com/blog

  10. Pat Bean: patbean.wordpress.com * [Aug 2010] * [May 2014]

  11. Sheila Bender: writingitreal.com/blog * [Dec 2013]

  12. Joyce Boatright: joyceboatright.blogspot.com

  13. Kendra Bonnett: writingalchemy.com * [Aug 2013]; womensmemoirs.com; rosiesdaughters.com

  14. Deborah Bowers: twotreesspeaking.blogspot.com

  15. Chris Bradley: practicingwonder.com * [Feb 2013]

  16. Janet Brantley: wordstakingflight.com * [Feb 2014]

  17. Matilda Butler: writingalchemy.com * [Aug 2013]; womensmemoirs.com; rosiesdaughters.com

  18. Beth Carrignant: ethelbythebay.blogspot.com

  19. Sandra Cleary: sandraleecleary.wordpress.com

  20. Marilyn Collins: mentorsforwriters.com

  21. Ruth Crocker: ruthcrocker.com * [Jan 2014]

  22. Sonja Dalglish: hopetalks.wordpress.com

  23. Melissa Dallago: melissadallago.blogspot.com

  24. Catharine Dalton: theunwrinkledheart.com

  25. Mary Devries: marydevries3.blogspot.com

  26. Mary Jo Doig: maryjod.wordpress.com * [Apr 2015]

  27. Cynthia Eastman: flipflops50.blogspot.com

  28. Cynthia Eastman: flipflops50.blogspot.com

  29. Rhonda Esakov: resakov.wordpress.com * [Mar 2009]

  30. Cindy Flora: cosmiccochiticowgirl.wordpress.com * [Jul 2016]

  31. Tina Games: moonlightmusepress.com/blog

  32. Jan Golden: jangoldenstorycircles.wordpress.com * [Jan 2015]

  33. Lynn Goodwin: blynngoodwin.com * [Jan 2016]

  34. Martha Graham-Waldon: nothinglikenormal.com

  35. Lori Gravley: lorigravley.blogspot.com * [Jun 2016]

  36. Judith Grout: judithgrout.com

  37. Jeanne Guy: jeanneguy.com/jeanne_guy_blog * [Jul 2015]

  38. Linda Hasselstrom: windbreakhouse.wordpress.com * [Feb 2015]

  39. Sandra Heggen: sampatron.wordpress.com * [Apr 2011]

  40. Tammy Hetrick: tammyflandershetrick.com/category/musings

  41. Stacy Holden: rununashamed.com

  42. Arlene Howard: quiltingbythepond.blogspot.com; a3howard.blogspot.com

  43. Linda Hoye: lindahoye.com * [Jun 2009] * [May 2012]

  44. Daphine Jack: theotherside1962.wordpress.com

  45. Denise Jacobs: denisekjacobs.com

  46. Laurie Jacobvitz: lauriej.typepad.com

  47. Jazz Jaeschke: stepsandpauses.wordpress.com * [Apr 2016]

  48. Alice Kaspar: quirkygoatfarm.blogspot.com

  49. Betsy Kelleher: betsykellehermarebooks.blogspot.com

  50. Chery Kendrick: doccherysblog.blogspot.com

  51. Deborah Knox: deborahknox.com/blog

  52. Janice Kvale: vegemite-tales.blogspot.com

  53. Pat LaPointe: changesinlife.wordpress.com

  54. Khadijah Lacina: yemenijourney.com * [Jul 2011]; wideearth.us

  55. Maya Lazarus: mayalazarus.com * [Sep 2013]

  56. Helen Leatherwood: lenleatherwood.wordpress.com * [Jul 2012]

  57. Ethel Lee-Miller: etheleemiller.com/blog

  58. Juliana Lightle: writingontherim.wordpress.com * [Jan 2013]

  59. Sharon Lippincott: heartandcraft.blogspot.com * [May 2009]; writing4health.com

  60. Helen Lowery: helenklowery.com

  61. Teresa Lynn: henscratches.wordpress.com

  62. Lily MacKenzie: lilyionamackenzie.wordpress.com * [Nov 2015]

  63. Linda Marshall: lindaamarshall.com/blog * [Mar 2014]

  64. Martha Meacham: marthas-digitalstories.blogspot.com * [Jan 2010]

  65. Sherrey Meyer: sherreymeyer.com * [Sep 2015]

  66. Donna Marie Miller: donnamariemillerblog.com

  67. Judy M. Miller: theinternationalmom.wordpress.com * [Aug 2009]; growninmyheart.com

  68. Katherine Misegades: katherinemisegades.wordpress.com * [Jun 2010]

  69. Linda Joy Myers: timestheywereachanging.com/blog * [Oct 2012]; memoriesandmemoirs.com

  70. Michelle Nesbit: atnaa.com

  71. Trilla Pando: trillap.blogspot.com * [Oct 2011]; toucthepast.blogspot.com

  72. Mary Ann Parker: mappingsforthismorning.blogspot.com * [Dec 2012]; stonesandfeathers.wordpress.com; kitchenkeepers.wordpress.com

  73. Mary Olivia Patino: writingpatino.wordpress.com

  74. Marilea Rabasa: recoveryofthespirit.com/blog

  75. Janet Riehl: riehlife.com * [Mar 2011]

  76. Nancy Rigg: nancyrigg.blogspot.com

  77. Kassie Ritman: youwhoineverknew.wordpress.com

  78. Lisa Rizzo: poetteacherworld.blogspot.com

  79. Jane Ross: womeninthewaves.com/index

  80. Kali' Rourke: kalipr.wordpress.com

  81. Donna Russell: creativemusejournal.blogspot.com

  82. Nancilynn Saylor: nancilynn.wordpress.com

  83. Carolyn Scarborough: carolynscarborough.com/blog

  84. Anne Schneider: reikitx.blogspot.com

  85. Madeline Sharples: madeline40.blogspot.com

  86. Doris Shaw: doris-shaw.blogspot.com

  87. Suzanne Sherman: suzannesherman.com/blog; treasuresoftheday.wordpress.com

  88. Lisa Shirah-Hiers: myrestlessmuse.blogspot.com

  89. Kayann Short: pearlmoonplenty.wordpress.com * [Aug 2015]

  90. Martha Slavin: marthaslavin.blogspot.com * [May 2015]

  91. Janet Squires: janetsquires.blogspot.com * [Feb 2016]

  92. Gretchen Staebler: daughteronduty.wordpress.com

  93. Amber Starfire: writingthroughlife.com * [Nov 2010]; timestheywereachanging.com/blog * [Oct 2012]

  94. Barbara Stark-Nemon: barbarastarknemon.com/#!blog/c23gz

  95. Tricia Stephens: hellocolorado-naturerules.blogspot.com

  96. Janice Strohmeier: janispen.wordpress.com

  97. Elaine Taylor: karmadeception.com/blog

  98. Virginia Taylor: womenofwondercircle.com/blog

  99. Else Tennessen: bellasartes.blogspot.com

  100. Ruth Thompson: ruththompson.net

  101. Linda Thune: phillips-write.typepad.com

  102. Susan Troccolo: life-change-compost.com

  103. Susan Tweit: susanjtweit.com * [Nov 2009] * [Jun 2012]

  104. Sherry Wachter: magicdogpress.wordpress.com * [Oct 2010]

  105. Letishia Watt: literallyletty.blogspot.com * [Dec 2015]

  106. Maria Weber: mariaweber.wordpress.com * [Nov 2013]

  107. Julie Weston: julieweston.com/blog * [Oct 2015]

  108. Jude Whelley: sensuouslysixty.blogspot.com * [Feb 2011]; judewalshwhelley.com * [May 2016]

  109. Rhonda Wiley-Jones: rhondawiley-jones.com

  110. Nancy Willbern: nancywillbern.com/site/Blog/Blog.html

  111. Susan Wingate: susanwingate.com/articles-opinions

  112. Dawn Wink: dawnwink.wordpress.com * [Jun 2013]

  113. Linda Wisniewski: lindawis.com/blog

  114. Marjorie Witt: wittbits.blogspot.com

  115. Elaine Gantz Wright: elainegantzwright.com

If you're using WordPress (self-hosted or on WordPress.com), you can add the button and link in a sidebar widget.

  1. Upload the blog button and note the URL of the uploaded image.
    Wordpress instructions:
    • In your DASHBOARD, select MEDIA in the left column.
    • Then select ADD NEW in the menu that drops down under Media.
    • Select the SELECT FILES button in the "Upload New Media" screen.
    • Navigate to the place on your computer hard drive where you have the button image file.
    • Highlight that file then click on the SELECT button. The image will upload and you can show or hide its information.
    • In the slot next to the words "File URL" you sill see the location of your uploaded file. Highlight that and go to EDIT>>COPY. [ex. http://katherinemisegades.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/blogbutton.gif -- yours will say something similar only with your blog name and date.]
    • Paste that File URL in a text document so you can use it later.
  2. Click on the Design tab and click on the Widgets menu item.
  3. Add a Text widget.

If you're using Wordpress, create a side bar text widget:

  1. In your DASHBOARD, select APPEARANCE in the left column.
  2. Select WIDGETS from the drop-down menu
  3. Drag and drop a TEXT widget into the Sidebar. You can change its position up and down in the sidebar.
  4. Select the wee arrow on the right to open the text widget
  5. Paste the following into the body of the widget then replace the image source (shown in green here) to the one you copied in STEP 1 (we've left the TITLE empty):
    <p style="text-align:center;"> <a href="http://www.storycircle.org"> <img src="http://katherinemisegades.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/blogbutton.gif"> </a> </p>
  6. Select SAVE and close the TEXT widget box.
  7. Check your blog to see if it worked.

If you're using Blogger or Blogspot, add a Page Element to your sidebar.

  1. Click on your blog's Layout tab.
  2. Click on the Add a Page Element link above the sidebar elements.
  3. Select the Picture element by clicking on the Add to Blog button next to it.
  4. Upload the image you saved to your computer and enter the link to SCN blog.
  5. Click Save on the Configure Image window.
  6. Click Save on the Add and Arrange Page Elements section to save your changes.
  7. You're done! View your blog to see your button. Note: if you click on Preview before saving your changes, the link won't be active yet.

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