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. Pat Anthony: middlecreekcurrents.com

  7. Kathleen Archambeau: kathleenarchambeau.com

  8. Linda Atwell: lindaatwell.com

  9. Christine Baleshta: christinebaleshta.com

  10. Charlene Ball: charleneball.com

  11. Stephanie Barko: stephaniebarko.com/blog

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

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

  14. Jeanne Blasberg: jeanneblasberg.com

  15. Joyce Boatright: joyceboatright.blogspot.com

  16. Deborah Bowers: twotreesspeaking.blogspot.com

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

  18. Deb Brandon: debbrandon.com/blog

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

  20. Shelley Carey: shelleyjohnsoncarey.com

  21. Lisa Check: flyinggoatfarm.com

  22. Alexis Chute: wantedchosenplanned.com

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

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

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

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

  27. Linda Dahl: lindadahl.blogspot.com

  28. Sonja Dalglish: hopetalks.wordpress.com

  29. Catharine Dalton: theunwrinkledheart.com

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

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

  32. Thais Derich: thaisderich.com

  33. Rickey Diamond: screwnomics.org

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

  35. MaryAnn Easley: enlightenedjournaling.blogspot.com

  36. Emily Eckart: emilyeckart.com

  37. Josephine Ensign: josephineensign.com

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

  39. Valerie Foster: valeriebfoster.com

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

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

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

  43. Xiaolu Guo: guoxiaolu.com

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

  45. Betty Hafner: bettyhafner.com/blog

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

  47. Charlotte Hamrick: zouxzoux.wordpress.com

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

  49. Mary Jo Hetzel: maryjohetzel.com

  50. Nancy Hinchliff: nancyhinchliff.com

  51. Candice Shy Hooper: candiceshyhooper.com

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

  53. Ann Huber: annhuberwrites.wordpress.com

  54. Sonya Huber: sonyahuber.com/blog

  55. Tracey Huguley: traceyhuguley.wordpress.com

  56. Celeste Hunter: inspiredpersonaldevelopment.com

  57. Carol Ingells: prayerplaypolitics.blogspot.com

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

  59. LoraKim Joyner: oneearthconservation.org/blog

  60. Nancy Jurka: annablakegodbout.com

  61. Linda Kass: gramercybooksbexley.com/blog

  62. Betsy Kelleher: betsykellehermarebooks.blogspot.com

  63. Iris Keltz: iriskeltz.wordpress.com

  64. Mary Kenyon: marypotterkenyon.wordpress.com

  65. Nancy Hayes Kilgore: nancyhayeskilgore.wordpress.com

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

  67. Elisa Korenne: elisakorenne.com/blog

  68. Rifka Kreiter: rifkakreiter.com

  69. Jan Krulick-Belin: jankrulick.com

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

  71. Pat LaPointe: changesinlife.wordpress.com

  72. Bette Lafferty: bettejlaffertysmiles.wordpress.com

  73. Donna Lagone: downtherabbithole.blogspot.com

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

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

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

  77. Joan Lieberman: optimaldistance.com

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

  79. Teri Liptak: rttlingcage.blogspot.com

  80. Helen Lowery: helenklowery.com

  81. Teresa Lynn: henscratches.wordpress.com

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

  83. Lucy Madison: lucyjmadison.com/blog

  84. Leslie Manning: leslietallmanning.wordpress.com

  85. Hanna Marcus: hannaperlsteinmarcus.com

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

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

  88. Antoinette Martin: atmartin.com

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

  90. Sherry Maysonave: thegirlwhocouldreadhearts.com/blog

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

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

  93. Donna Marie Miller: donnamariemillerblog.com

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

  95. Susan Morrison: grendelsmotherthenovel.com; homefrontgirldiary.com

  96. Rebecca Munn: rebeccawmunnauthor.com/blog

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

  98. Krista Nerestant: selfishlifestyle.com

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

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

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

  102. Kathleen Paul: brightriverspathways.com

  103. Phyllis Piano: phyllispiano.com/blog

  104. Diane Pomerantz: dianepomerantz.com

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

  106. Mary Hutchings Reed: maryhutchingsreed.com

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

  108. Maureen Riley: maureenriley.blogspot.com

  109. Kathleen Rodgers: siteblog.kathleenmrodgers.com

  110. Kali' Rourke: kalipr.wordpress.com

  111. Hope Ruiz: ramblingroad.esperanzarising.us

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

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

  114. Nancilynn Saylor: nancilynn.wordpress.com

  115. Beverly Scott: bevscott.com/blog

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

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

  118. Andrea Simon: andreasimon.net

  119. Virginia Simpson: virginiaasimpson.com

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

  121. Gretchen Staebler: daughteronduty.wordpress.com * [Oct 2017]

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

  123. Heather Starsong: heatherstarsong.com/blog

  124. Catherine Steel: alivesandlegacies.com/blog

  125. Linda Steele: westfalmouthbakingcompany.blogspot.com * [Sep 2017]

  126. Donna Baier Stein: donnabaierstein.com

  127. Phyllis Still: phyllisastill.com

  128. Jan Stover: owlcreekgazette.com

  129. Janice Strohmeier: janispen.wordpress.com

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

  131. Shelley Thrasher: shelleythrasher.wordpress.com

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

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

  134. Liza Trevino: lizatrevino.com

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

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

  137. Christine Volker: christinevolkerauthor.com

  138. Chelsea Vowel: apihtawikosisan.com

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

  140. Carolyn Walker: carolynhwalker.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

  147. Rhonda Wiley-Jones: findingourselvesathomeintheworld.com

  148. Patricia Williams: patriciawilliamsbook.com

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

  150. Marjorie Witt: wittbits.com

  151. Joanna Young: wisdomwithinink.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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