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] * [Aug 2018]

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

  6. Marty Ambrose: martyambrose.com/blog

  7. Pat Anthony: middlecreekcurrents.com

  8. Kathleen Archambeau: kathleenarchambeau.com

  9. Linda Atwell: lindaatwell.com

  10. Christine Baleshta: christinebaleshta.com

  11. Charlene Ball: charleneball.com

  12. Renee Baribeau: thepracticalshaman.com/blog * [Sep 2018]

  13. Cheryl Bazzoui: annmccauley.com

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

  15. Carla Beard: carlabeard.com

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

  17. Joyce Boatright: joyceboatright.blogspot.com

  18. Deb Brandon: debbrandon.com/blog

  19. Stacy Brookman: stacybrookman.com/about-the-show/blog-home

  20. Shelley Carey: shelleyjohnsoncarey.com

  21. Mary Carlson: marycarlsondvm.com/blog

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

  23. Lisa Check: flyinggoatfarm.com

  24. Alexis Chute: wantedchosenplanned.com

  25. Doris Clark: dcartworkhome.com

  26. Sandra Cleary: sandraleecleary.wordpress.com; journeythroughourbranches.com

  27. Marilyn Collins: marilynhcollins.com; mentorsforwriters.com

  28. Anne Cooper: secondlifebook.com/thoughts

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

  30. Teresa Cutler-Broyles: tlc-travels.com/tlc-travels-italy-blog

  31. Linda Dahl: lindadahl.blogspot.com

  32. Sonja Dalglish: hopetalks.wordpress.com

  33. Catharine Dalton: theunwrinkledheart.com

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

  35. Cynthia Davidson: thewisdomwheel.com

  36. Paige Davis: hellopaigedavis.com/blog

  37. Thais Derich: thaisderich.com

  38. Rickey Diamond: screwnomics.org

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

  40. Rita Dragonette: ritadragonette.com/blog

  41. Patricia Dreyfus: patriciadreyfus-writer.com

  42. Nikki DuBose: nikkidubose.com/category/blog

  43. MaryAnn Easley: enlightenedjournaling.blogspot.com

  44. Cai Emmons: caiemmonsauthor.com/blog

  45. Nicole Evelina: nicoleevelina.com/blog

  46. Francine Falk-Allen: francinefalk-allen.com/blog

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

  48. Valerie Foster: valeriebfoster.com

  49. Tina Games: moonlightmusepress.com/blog * [Sep 2016]

  50. Linda Gartz: lindagartz.com/category/chicago-view-over-time

  51. Annette Gendler: annettegendler.com/blog

  52. Dima Ghawi: dimaghawi.com/blog

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

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

  55. Xiaolu Guo: guoxiaolu.com

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

  57. Lisa Hacker: writingthequeensenglish.com

  58. Betty Hafner: bettyhafner.com/blog

  59. Jill Hall: jillghall.com

  60. Sue Hallgarth: suehallgarth.com/category/willa-cather-blog

  61. Charlotte Hamrick: zouxzoux.wordpress.com * [Mar 2018]

  62. Sharon Harrigan: sharonharrigan.net

  63. Dyane Harwood: proudlybipolar.wordpress.com

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

  65. Kathryn Haueisen: howwisethen.com

  66. Fran Hawthorne: hawthornewriter.com

  67. Hansen Highland: hansenhighland.com/category/blog

  68. Terry Hiner: terryhwatkins.com

  69. Candice Shy Hooper: candiceshyhooper.com

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

  71. Ann Huber: annhuberwrites.wordpress.com

  72. Tracey Huguley: traceyhuguley.wordpress.com

  73. Carol Ingells: prayerplaypolitics.blogspot.com

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

  75. LoraKim Joyner: oneearthconservation.org/blog

  76. Nancy Jurka: annablakegodbout.com

  77. Joanna Kafarowski: joannakafarowski.com

  78. Mary Kenyon: marypotterkenyon.wordpress.com; maryandmebook.wordpress.com

  79. Jamie Klinger-Krebs: jklingerkrebs.com

  80. VJ Knutson: vjknutson.org; onewomansquest.org

  81. Elisa Korenne: elisakorenne.com/blog

  82. Rifka Kreiter: rifkakreiter.com

  83. Elizabeth Kretchmer: gekretchmer.com/blog

  84. Jan Krulick-Belin: jankrulick.com

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

  86. Pat LaPointe: changesinlife.wordpress.com

  87. Bette Lafferty: bettejlaffertysmiles.wordpress.com

  88. Donna Lagone: downtherabbithole.blogspot.com

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

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

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

  92. Joan Lieberman: optimaldistance.com

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

  94. Teri Liptak: rttlingcage.blogspot.com

  95. Teresa Lynn: henscratches.wordpress.com

  96. Lucy Madison: lucyjmadison.com/blog

  97. Leslie Manning: leslietallmanning.wordpress.com

  98. Hanna Marcus: hannaperlsteinmarcus.com

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

  100. Milana Marsenich: milanamarsenich.com/blog

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

  102. Antoinette Martin: atmartin.com * [Jun 2018]

  103. Paula Martinac: paulamartinac.com; queerestplaces.com

  104. Sherry Maysonave: thegirlwhocouldreadhearts.com/blog

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

  106. Kimberly Miles: kimberlymiles.com/kimberly-miles-blog

  107. Donna Marie Miller: donnamariemillerblog.com

  108. Cynthia Moore: cindygoesbeyond.com

  109. Jan Morrill: janmorrill.wordpress.com

  110. Susan Morrison: grendelsmotherthenovel.com; homefrontgirldiary.com * [Feb 2018]

  111. Rebecca Munn: rebeccawmunnauthor.com/blog

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

  113. Ellen Notbohm: ellennotbohm.com/category/fiction; ellennotbohm.com/category/non-fiction

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

  115. Ann Parker: silverrushmysteries.blogspot.com

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

  117. Kathleen Paul: brightriverspathways.com

  118. Phyllis Piano: phyllispiano.com/blog * [Apr 2018]

  119. Diane Pomerantz: dianepomerantz.com

  120. Marilea Rabasa: recoveryofthespirit.com/blog * [Aug 2017]

  121. Shani Raviv: shaniraviv.com/blog

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

  123. Maureen Riley: maureenriley.blogspot.com

  124. Kathleen Rodgers: siteblog.kathleenmrodgers.com

  125. Kali Rourke: kalipr.wordpress.com; burningmouthjourney.wordpress.com

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

  127. Veronica Sanford: veronicacummins.com/blog-2

  128. Nancilynn Saylor: nancilynn.wordpress.com

  129. Tara Schiffert: wildriverrebel.wordpress.com

  130. Beverly Scott: bevscott.com/blog

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

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

  133. Andrea Simon: andreasimon.net

  134. Virginia Simpson: virginiaasimpson.com * [Jan 2018]

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

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

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

  138. Phyllis Still: phyllisastill.com

  139. Janice Strohmeier: janispen.wordpress.com

  140. Kateri Swavely: kateri-swavely.squarespace.com

  141. Ashley Sweeney: ashleyesweeney.com

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

  143. Lanie Tankard: lanietankard.wordpress.com

  144. Andrea Thome: andreathome.com

  145. Shelley Thrasher: shelleythrasher.wordpress.com

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

  147. Roni Tower: psycolotytoday.com/blog/life-refracted; miracleatmidlife.com/blog

  148. Liza Trevino: lizatrevino.com

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

  150. Christine Volker: christinevolkerauthor.com

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

  152. Carolyn Walker: carolynhwalker.com

  153. Libby Ware: libbywarewriter.com

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

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

  156. Susan Weidener: susanweidener.com * [Nov 2017]

  157. Caren Werlinger: cjwerlinger.wordpress.com

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

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

  160. Kathryn White: kathrynvwhite.com/blog

  161. Rhonda Wiley-Jones: findingourselvesathomeintheworld.com

  162. Patricia Williams: patriciawilliamsbook.com

  163. Linda Wisniewski: lindawis.com/blog * [Dec 2017]

  164. Marjorie Witt: wittbits.com

  165. Joanna Young: wisdomwithinink.com; rutlandwhen.wordpress.com

  166. Mahani Zubedy: storysistas.com/mahanis-blog * [May 2018]

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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