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 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:;

  2. Jamuna Advani:

  3. Susan Wittig Albert:

  4. Melanie Alberts:

  5. Lee Ambrose: * [May 2011]

  6. Marty Ambrose:

  7. Pat Anthony:

  8. Christine Baleshta:

  9. Charlene Ball:

  10. Stephanie Barko:

  11. Pat Bean: * [Aug 2010] * [May 2014]

  12. Carla Beard:

  13. Joyce Boatright:

  14. Belle Brett:

  15. Mary-Elizabeth Briscoe:

  16. Shelley Carey:

  17. Mary Carlson:

  18. Priyanka Chatterjee:

  19. Marilyn Collins:;

  20. Anne Cooper:

  21. Ruth Crocker: * [Jan 2014]

  22. Teresa Cutler-Broyles:

  23. Sonja Dalglish:

  24. Paige Davis:

  25. Mary Jo Doig: * [Apr 2015];

  26. Rita Dragonette:

  27. Patricia Eagle:

  28. MaryAnn Easley:

  29. Cai Emmons:

  30. Karin Esterhammer:

  31. Francine Falk-Allen:

  32. Marcia Fine:

  33. Ellen Fountain:

  34. Robin Gainey:

  35. Dima Ghawi:

  36. Lynn Goodwin: * [Jan 2016]

  37. Catherine Graham:

  38. Judith Grout: * [Dec 2016]

  39. Kari Gusso:

  40. Jeanne Guy: * [Jul 2015]

  41. Jill Hall:

  42. Linda M. Hasselstrom: * [Feb 2015]

  43. Fran Hawthorne:

  44. Terry Hiner:

  45. Linda Hoye: * [Jun 2009] * [May 2012]

  46. Jazz Jaeschke: * [Apr 2016]

  47. Mary Avery Kabrich:

  48. Joanna Kafarowski:

  49. Georgina Kemm:

  50. VJ Knutson:;

  51. Pat LaPointe:

  52. Maya Lazarus: * [Sep 2013]

  53. Helen Leatherwood: * [Jul 2012]

  54. Ethel Lee-Miller: * [Aug 2016]

  55. Juliana Lightle: * [Jan 2013];

  56. Teresa Lynn:

  57. Jan Marquart:;;

  58. Milana Marsenich:

  59. Linda Marshall: * [Mar 2014]

  60. Antoinette Martin: * [Jun 2018]

  61. Myra McIlvain:

  62. Margaret Mikus: * [May 2017]

  63. Merimee Moffitt:

  64. Dede Montgomery:

  65. Jan Morrill:

  66. Ellen Notbohm:;

  67. Trilla Pando: * [Oct 2011];

  68. Ann Parker: * [Nov 2018]

  69. Mary Ann Parker: * [Dec 2012];;

  70. Kathleen Paul:

  71. Diane Pomerantz:

  72. Shani Raviv:

  73. Janet Riehl: * [Mar 2011]

  74. Karen Roberts:

  75. Kathleen Rodgers:

  76. Nancilynn Saylor:

  77. Madeline Sharples: * [Apr 2017]

  78. Lisa Shirah-Hiers:

  79. Ann Shortell:

  80. Andrea Simon:

  81. Martha Slavin: * [May 2015]

  82. Jeane Slone:

  83. Lynne Spreen:

  84. Kathryn Summers:

  85. Kateri Swavely:

  86. Andrea Thome:

  87. Shelley Thrasher:

  88. Linda Thune:

  89. Christine Volker:

  90. Susan Weidener: * [Nov 2017]

  91. Caren Werlinger:

  92. Jude Whelley: * [Feb 2011]; * [May 2016]

  93. Kathryn White:

  94. Rhonda Wiley-Jones:

  95. Kathryn Williams:

  96. Linda Wisniewski: * [Dec 2017]

  97. Marjorie Witt: * [Oct 2018]

  98. Joanna Young:;

  99. Ariela Zucker:

If you're using WordPress (self-hosted or on, 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. -- 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=""> <img src=""> </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.