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. Susan Wittig Albert: susanalbert.typepad.com

  3. Melanie Alberts: thecoloursofyourquestion.blogspot.com

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

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

  6. Barbarann Ayars: makeminememoir.blogspot.com

  7. Christine Baleshta: ylwstone.com; yellowstone7.wordpress.com

  8. Stephanie Barko: stephaniebarko.com/blog

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

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

  11. Denise Bike: denisebike.com

  12. Jeanne Blasberg: jeanneblasberg.com

  13. Joyce Boatright: joyceboatright.blogspot.com

  14. Deborah Bowers: twotreesspeaking.blogspot.com

  15. Debra Bowling: debrabowling.com/newsletter.htm

  16. Shelley Carey: shelleyjohnsoncarey.com

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

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

  19. Sonja Dalglish: hopetalks.wordpress.com

  20. Catharine Dalton: theunwrinkledheart.com

  21. Susan Davenport: susanldavenport.com * [Jul 2017]

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

  23. Leah DeCesare: leahdecesare.com/category/blog

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

  25. Cynthia Eastman: flipflops50.blogspot.com

  26. Emily Eckart: emilyeckart.com

  27. Josephine Ensign: josephineensign.com

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

  29. Mary Fillmore: maryfillmore.com/category/reflections

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

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

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

  33. Martha Graham-Waldon: nothinglikenormal.com

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

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

  36. Lisa Hacker: writingthequeensenglish.com

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

  38. Nancy Hinchliff: nancyhinchliff.com

  39. Candice Shy Hooper: candiceshyhooper.com

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

  41. Sonya Huber: sonyahuber.com/blog

  42. Celeste Hunter: inspiredpersonaldevelopment.com

  43. Carol Ingells: prayerplaypolitics.blogspot.com

  44. Denise Jacobs: denisekjacobs.com

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

  46. Nancy Jurka: annablakegodbout.com

  47. Linda Kass: gramercybooksbexley.com/blog

  48. Betsy Kelleher: betsykellehermarebooks.blogspot.com

  49. Deborah Knox: deborahknox.com/blog

  50. Carol Kunnerup: carolsquilting.wordpress.com

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

  52. Pat LaPointe: changesinlife.wordpress.com

  53. Bette Lafferty: bettejlaffertysmiles.wordpress.com

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

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

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

  57. Juliana Lightle: writingontherim.wordpress.com * [Jan 2013]; julianalightle.com

  58. Helen Lowery: helenklowery.com

  59. Teresa Lynn: henscratches.wordpress.com

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

  61. Leslie Manning: leslietallmanning.wordpress.com

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

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

  64. Paula Martinac: paulamartinac.com

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

  66. Margaret Mikus: fullblooming.com/blog * [May 2017]

  67. Donna Marie Miller: donnamariemillerblog.com

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

  69. Susan Morrison: grendelsmotherthenovel.com

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

  71. Jenni Ogden: jenniogden.com/blog.htm; psychologytoday.com/blog/trouble-in-mind-0

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

  73. Mary Olivia Patino: writingpatino.wordpress.com

  74. Kathleen Paul: brightriverspathways.com

  75. Kim Pearson: fromthecompost.com * [Mar 2017]

  76. Marilea Rabasa: recoveryofthespirit.com/blog

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

  78. Maureen Riley: maureenriley.blogspot.com

  79. Lisa Rizzo: poetteacherworld.blogspot.com

  80. Gwynn Rogers: gwynnsgritandgrin.com

  81. Kali' Rourke: kalipr.wordpress.com

  82. Hope Ruiz: ramblingroad.esperanzarising.us

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

  84. Nancilynn Saylor: nancilynn.wordpress.com

  85. Madeline Sharples: madelinesharples.com * [Apr 2017]

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

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

  88. Virginia Simpson: virginiaasimpson.com

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

  90. Gretchen Staebler: daughteronduty.wordpress.com

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

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

  93. Heather Starsong: heatherstarsong.com/blog

  94. Catherine Steel: alivesandlegacies.com/blog

  95. Linda Steele: westfalmouthbakingcompany.blogspot.com

  96. Phyllis Still: phyllisastill.com

  97. Jan Stover: owlcreekgazette.com

  98. Janice Strohmeier: janispen.wordpress.com

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

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

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

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

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

  104. Mary Patricia Voell: legaciesstories.com/legacies-blog

  105. Chelsea Vowel: apihtawikosisan.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  113. Rhonda Wiley-Jones: findingourselvesathomeintheworld.com

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

  115. Gerry Wilson: gerrygwilson.com

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

  117. Marjorie Witt: wittbits.blogspot.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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