SCN's Lifestory Bloggers

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 *

For recent posts on our SCN bloggers' blogs, go here.

(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. Lindy Barnes: thyme4dreams.blogspot.com

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

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

  10. Ann Marie Biskar: annmariebiskar.com

  11. Beth Boardman: dancingwolf.blogspot.com; dancingwolfpoetry.wordpress.com

  12. Joyce Boatright: joyceboatright.blogspot.com

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

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

  15. Mary Brandenburg: toolsforsimpleliving.blogspot.com

  16. Janet Brantley: wordstakingflight.com * [Feb 2014]

  17. Shelley Buck: epicaro.com; shelleybuck.com/SBblog.htm

  18. Linda Butler: lindabutlerstudio@wordpress.com

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

  20. Gladys Carson: gladyscarson.com/blog

  21. Renee Cassese: amarriageofpoetryandart.blogspot.com; reneeiswriting.blogspot.com

  22. Sandra Cleary: sandraleecleary.wordpress.com

  23. Marilyn Collins: stepbystepwriting.com

  24. Edwina Cowgill: musingsofedwina.wordpress.com

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

  26. Jackie Crowley: gee-memories.blogspot.com

  27. Mary Jo Doig: maryjod.wordpress.com

  28. Linda Della Donna: bookorbust.blogspot.com; griefcase.blogspot.com

  29. Rhonda Esakov: resakov.wordpress.com * [Mar 2009]

  30. Kate Farrell: timestheywereachanging.com/blog * [Oct 2012]; girlinthemirror.info; wisdomhasavoice.com/blog

  31. Karin Gall: karinsgall.wordpress.com

  32. Nancy Geha: middlehood.com/blog

  33. Jan Golden: jangoldenstorycircles.wordpress.com

  34. Jeanne Guy: jeanneguy.com/blog

  35. Linda Hasselstrom: windbreakhouse.com/blog.htm

  36. Sandra Heggen: sampatron.wordpress.com * [Apr 2011]

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

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

  39. Denise Jacobs: denisekjacobs.com/blog-books-etc.html

  40. Alice Kaspar: quirkygoatfarm.blogspot.com

  41. Betsy Kelleher: betsykellehermarebooks.blogspot.com

  42. Chery Kendrick: doccherysblog.blogspot.com

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

  44. Pat LaPointe: changesinlife.wordpress.com

  45. Khadijah Lacina: yemenijourney.com * [Jul 2011]; wideearth.us

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

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

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

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

  50. Linda Marshall: awakening2grace.blogspot.com * [Mar 2014]

  51. Susan Mayson: lookingformyhappylife.blogspot.com

  52. Donna Mazzola: donnmazz.wordpress.com

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

  54. Sherrey Meyer: sherreymeyer.com

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

  56. Katherine Misegades: katherinemisegades.wordpress.com * [Jun 2010]

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

  58. Morgan O'Donnell: morgankodonnell.com/blog * [Sep 2014]

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

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

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

  62. Jennifer Payne: randomactsofwriting.net * [Aug 2012]

  63. Kathleen Pooler: krpooler.com/blog * [Oct 2014]

  64. Diane Rapaport: homesweetjeromedrapaport.wordpress.com

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

  66. Nancy Rigg: nancyrigg.blogspot.com

  67. Maureen Riley: maureenriley.blogspot.com

  68. Kassie Ritman: youwhoineverknew.wordpress.com

  69. Lisa Rizzo: poetteacherworld.blogspot.com

  70. Jane Ross: womeninthewaves.com/index

  71. Kali' Rourke: kalipr.wordpress.com

  72. Donna Russell: creativemusejournal.blogspot.com

  73. Nancy Saltzman: nancysaltzman.wordpress.com

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

  75. Nancilynn Saylor: nancilynn.wordpress.com

  76. Carolyn Scarborough: backyardpearls.com/blog

  77. Anne Schneider: reikitx.blogspot.com

  78. Cathy Scibelli: iconicmuse.blogspot.com * [Nov 2011]

  79. Madeline Sharples: madeline40.blogspot.com

  80. Doris Shaw: doris-shaw.blogspot.com

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

  82. Kayann Short: pearlmoonplenty.wordpress.com

  83. Martha Slavin: marthaslavin.blogspot.com

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

  85. Tricia Stephens: hellocolorado-naturerules.blogspot.com

  86. Susan Rau Stocker: themanyfacesofptsd.wordpress.com

  87. Else Tennessen: bellasartes.blogspot.com

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

  89. Veronica Tiller: veronicatiller.com/blog

  90. Jane Treat: middlehood.com/blog

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

  92. Lynn Vannucci: waterstreetpressbooks.com/#!blog/c1yk

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

  94. Letishia Watt: literallyletty.blogspot.com

  95. Judy Watters: letsbuildalegacy.com/blog

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

  97. Laurinda Wheeler: laurindasseaonsoflife.blogspot.com * [Jun 2011]

  98. Jude Whelley: sensuouslysixty.blogspot.com * [Feb 2011]; judewalshwhelley.com

  99. Kathryn V. White: kathrynvwhite.com/blog

  100. Sharon Wildwind: poesdeadlydaughters.blogspot.com * [Mar 2013]

  101. Rhonda Wiley-Jones: rhondawiley-jones.com

  102. Dawn Wink: dawnwink.wordpress.com * [Jun 2013]

  103. 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.