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. Renee Baribeau: thepracticalshaman.com/blog

  12. Cheryl Bazzoui: annmccauley.com

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

  14. Joyce Boatright: joyceboatright.blogspot.com

  15. Deb Brandon: debbrandon.com/blog

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

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

  18. Lisa Check: flyinggoatfarm.com

  19. Alexis Chute: wantedchosenplanned.com

  20. Doris Clark: dcartworkhome.com

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

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

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

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

  25. Linda Dahl: lindadahl.blogspot.com

  26. Sonja Dalglish: hopetalks.wordpress.com

  27. Catharine Dalton: theunwrinkledheart.com

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

  29. Cynthia Davidson: thewisdomwheel.com

  30. Thais Derich: thaisderich.com

  31. Rickey Diamond: screwnomics.org

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

  33. Rita Dragonette: ritadragonette.com/blog

  34. Patricia Dreyfus: patriciadreyfus-writer.com

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

  36. MaryAnn Easley: enlightenedjournaling.blogspot.com

  37. Nicole Evelina: nicoleevelina.com/blog

  38. Valerie Foster: valeriebfoster.com

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

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

  41. Annette Gendler: annettegendler.com/blog

  42. Dima Ghawi: dimaghawi.com/blog

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

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

  45. Xiaolu Guo: guoxiaolu.com

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

  47. Lisa Hacker: writingthequeensenglish.com

  48. Betty Hafner: bettyhafner.com/blog

  49. Jill Hall: jillghall.com

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

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

  52. Sharon Harrigan: sharonharrigan.net

  53. Dyane Harwood: proudlybipolar.wordpress.com

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

  55. Kathryn Haueisen: howwisethen.com

  56. Fran Hawthorne: hawthornewriter.com

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

  58. Terry Hiner: terryhwatkins.com

  59. Candice Shy Hooper: candiceshyhooper.com

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

  61. Ann Huber: annhuberwrites.wordpress.com

  62. Tracey Huguley: traceyhuguley.wordpress.com

  63. Carol Ingells: prayerplaypolitics.blogspot.com

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

  65. LoraKim Joyner: oneearthconservation.org/blog

  66. Nancy Jurka: annablakegodbout.com

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

  68. Jamie Klinger-Krebs: jklingerkrebs.com

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

  70. Elisa Korenne: elisakorenne.com/blog

  71. Rifka Kreiter: rifkakreiter.com

  72. Elizabeth Kretchmer: gekretchmer.com/blog

  73. Jan Krulick-Belin: jankrulick.com

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

  75. Pat LaPointe: changesinlife.wordpress.com

  76. Bette Lafferty: bettejlaffertysmiles.wordpress.com

  77. Donna Lagone: downtherabbithole.blogspot.com

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

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

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

  81. Joan Lieberman: optimaldistance.com

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

  83. Teri Liptak: rttlingcage.blogspot.com

  84. Teresa Lynn: henscratches.wordpress.com

  85. Lucy Madison: lucyjmadison.com/blog

  86. Hanna Marcus: hannaperlsteinmarcus.com

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

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

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

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

  91. Sherry Maysonave: thegirlwhocouldreadhearts.com/blog

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

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

  94. Donna Marie Miller: donnamariemillerblog.com

  95. Cynthia Moore: cindygoesbeyond.com

  96. Jan Morrill: janmorrill.wordpress.com

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

  98. Rebecca Munn: rebeccawmunnauthor.com/blog

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

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

  101. Ann Parker: silverrushmysteries.blogspot.com

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

  103. Kathleen Paul: brightriverspathways.com

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

  105. Diane Pomerantz: dianepomerantz.com

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

  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; burningmouthjourney.wordpress.com

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

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

  113. Nancilynn Saylor: nancilynn.wordpress.com

  114. Tara Schiffert: wildriverrebel.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 * [Jan 2018]

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

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

  122. Phyllis Still: phyllisastill.com

  123. Janice Strohmeier: janispen.wordpress.com

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

  125. Ashley Sweeney: ashleyesweeney.com

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

  127. Lanie Tankard: lanietankard.wordpress.com

  128. Shelley Thrasher: shelleythrasher.wordpress.com

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

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

  131. Liza Trevino: lizatrevino.com

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

  133. Christine Volker: christinevolkerauthor.com

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

  135. Carolyn Walker: carolynhwalker.com

  136. Libby Ware: libbywarewriter.com

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

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

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

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

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

  142. Rhonda Wiley-Jones: findingourselvesathomeintheworld.com

  143. Patricia Williams: patriciawilliamsbook.com

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

  145. Marjorie Witt: wittbits.com

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

  147. 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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