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

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

  7. Barbarann Ayars: makeminememoir.blogspot.com

  8. Christine Baleshta: ylwstone.com; yellowstone7.wordpress.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. Denise Bike: denisebike.com

  13. Joyce Boatright: joyceboatright.blogspot.com

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

  15. Deborah Bowers: twotreesspeaking.blogspot.com

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

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

  18. Shelley Carey: shelleyjohnsoncarey.com

  19. Beth Carrignant: ethelbythebay.blogspot.com

  20. Renee Cassese: amarriageofpoetryandart.blogspot.com * [Dec 2014]; reneeiswriting.blogspot.com * [Dec 2014]

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

  22. Sonja Dalglish: hopetalks.wordpress.com

  23. Catharine Dalton: theunwrinkledheart.com

  24. Cynthia Davidson: thewisdomwheel.com/the-journal

  25. Mary Devries: marydevries3.blogspot.com

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

  27. Cynthia Eastman: flipflops50.blogspot.com

  28. Diana Farley: dianalynnauthor.com/index.php/blog

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

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

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

  32. Martha Graham-Waldon: nothinglikenormal.com

  33. Judith Grout: judithgrout.com * [Dec 2016]

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

  35. Lisa Hacker: writingthequeensenglish.com

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

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

  38. Stacy Holden: rununashamed.com

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

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

  41. Carol Ingells: prayerplaypolitics.blogspot.com

  42. Denise Jacobs: denisekjacobs.com

  43. Laurie Jacobvitz: lauriej.typepad.com

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

  45. Nancy Jurka: annablakegodbout.com

  46. Alice Kaspar: quirkygoatfarm.blogspot.com

  47. Betsy Kelleher: betsykellehermarebooks.blogspot.com

  48. Deborah Knox: deborahknox.com/blog

  49. Carol Kunnerup: carolsquilting.wordpress.com

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

  51. Pat LaPointe: changesinlife.wordpress.com

  52. Bette Lafferty: bettejlaffertysmiles.wordpress.com

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

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

  55. Ethel Lee-Miller: etheleemiller.com/blog * [Aug 2016]

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

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

  58. Teresa Lynn: henscratches.wordpress.com

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

  60. Jan Marquart: janmarquart.com; freethepen.wordpress.com; awarelivingnow.blogspot.com

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

  62. Paula Martinac: paulamartinac.com

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

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

  65. Margaret Mikus: fullblooming.com/blog

  66. Donna Marie Miller: donnamariemillerblog.com

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

  68. Susan Morrison: grendelsmotherthenovel.com

  69. Edith O'Nuallain: inaroomofmyown.wordpress.com * [May 2013]

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

  71. Mary Olivia Patino: writingpatino.wordpress.com

  72. Kathleen Paul: brightriverspathways.com

  73. Kim Pearson: fromthecompost.com

  74. Marilea Rabasa: recoveryofthespirit.com/blog

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

  76. Nancy Rigg: nancyrigg.blogspot.com

  77. Maureen Riley: maureenriley.blogspot.com

  78. Lisa Rizzo: poetteacherworld.blogspot.com

  79. Gwynn Rogers: gwynnsgritandgrin.com

  80. Jane Ross: womeninthewaves.com/index

  81. Kali' Rourke: kalipr.wordpress.com

  82. Marlene Samuels: marlenesamuels.blogspot.com * [Apr 2013]; marlenesamuels.com

  83. Nancilynn Saylor: nancilynn.wordpress.com

  84. Madeline Sharples: madelinesharples.com

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

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

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

  88. Gretchen Staebler: daughteronduty.wordpress.com

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

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

  91. Catherine Steel: alivesandlegacies.com/blog

  92. Janice Strohmeier: janispen.wordpress.com

  93. Jennifer Sweete: jennifersweete.com * [Feb 2017]

  94. Virginia Taylor: womenofwondercircle.com/blog * [Jan 2017]

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

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

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

  98. Kathy Waller: towriteistowrite.wordpress.com * [Sep 2011]; kathywaller1.com

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

  100. Judy Watters: letsbuildalegacy.com/blog; judywatters.com

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

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

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

  104. Rhonda Wiley-Jones: findingourselvesathomeintheworld.com

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

  106. Gerry Wilson: gerrygwilson.com

  107. Susan Wingate: susanwingate.com/susan-wingate-blog * [Nov 2016]

  108. Marjorie Witt: wittbits.blogspot.com

  109. 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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