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. Jamuna Advani: jamunaadvani.blogspot.com

  3. Susan Wittig Albert: susanalbert.typepad.com

  4. Melanie Alberts: thecoloursofyourquestion.blogspot.com

  5. Judy Alter: judys-stew.blogspot.com * [Jul 2010]

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

  7. Barbarann Ayars: makeminememoir.blogspot.com

  8. Christine Baleshta: ylwstone.com; yellowstone7.wordpress.com

  9. Stephanie Barko: stephaniebarko.com/blog

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

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

  12. Denise Bike: denisebike.com

  13. Joyce Boatright: joyceboatright.blogspot.com

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

  15. Deborah Bowers: twotreesspeaking.blogspot.com

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

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

  18. Shelley Carey: shelleyjohnsoncarey.com

  19. Beth Carrignant: ethelbythebay.blogspot.com

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

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

  22. Sonja Dalglish: hopetalks.wordpress.com

  23. Catharine Dalton: theunwrinkledheart.com

  24. Cynthia Davidson: thewisdomwheel.com/the-journal

  25. Mary Devries: marydevries3.blogspot.com

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

  27. Cynthia Eastman: flipflops50.blogspot.com

  28. Diana Farley: dianalynnauthor.com/index.php/blog

  29. Cindy Flora: cosmiccochiticowgirl.wordpress.com * [Jul 2016]

  30. Jan Golden: jangoldenstorycircles.wordpress.com * [Jan 2015]

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

  32. Martha Graham-Waldon: nothinglikenormal.com

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

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

  35. Lisa Hacker: writingthequeensenglish.com

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

  37. Tammy Hetrick: tammyflandershetrick.com/category/musings

  38. Stacy Holden: rununashamed.com

  39. Candice Shy Hooper: candiceshyhooper.com

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

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

  42. Celeste Hunter: inspiredpersonaldevelopment.com

  43. Carol Ingells: prayerplaypolitics.blogspot.com

  44. Denise Jacobs: denisekjacobs.com

  45. Laurie Jacobvitz: lauriej.typepad.com

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

  47. Nancy Jurka: annablakegodbout.com

  48. Alice Kaspar: quirkygoatfarm.blogspot.com

  49. Linda Kass: gramercybooksbexley.com/blog

  50. Betsy Kelleher: betsykellehermarebooks.blogspot.com

  51. Deborah Knox: deborahknox.com/blog

  52. Carol Kunnerup: carolsquilting.wordpress.com

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

  54. Pat LaPointe: changesinlife.wordpress.com

  55. Bette Lafferty: bettejlaffertysmiles.wordpress.com

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

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

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

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

  60. Sharon Lippincott: heartandcraft.blogspot.com * [May 2009]; writing4health.com

  61. Teresa Lynn: henscratches.wordpress.com

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

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

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

  65. Paula Martinac: paulamartinac.com

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

  67. Sherrey Meyer: sherreymeyer.com * [Sep 2015]

  68. Margaret Mikus: fullblooming.com/blog

  69. Donna Marie Miller: donnamariemillerblog.com

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

  71. Susan Morrison: grendelsmotherthenovel.com

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

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

  74. Mary Olivia Patino: writingpatino.wordpress.com

  75. Kathleen Paul: brightriverspathways.com

  76. Kim Pearson: fromthecompost.com * [Mar 2017]

  77. Marilea Rabasa: recoveryofthespirit.com/blog

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

  79. Nancy Rigg: nancyrigg.blogspot.com

  80. Maureen Riley: maureenriley.blogspot.com

  81. Lisa Rizzo: poetteacherworld.blogspot.com

  82. Gwynn Rogers: gwynnsgritandgrin.com

  83. Jane Ross: womeninthewaves.com/index

  84. Kali' Rourke: kalipr.wordpress.com

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

  86. Nancilynn Saylor: nancilynn.wordpress.com

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

  88. Suzanne Sherman: suzannesherman.com/blog; treasuresoftheday.wordpress.com

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

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

  91. Gretchen Staebler: daughteronduty.wordpress.com

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

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

  94. Heather Starsong: heatherstarsong.com/blog

  95. Catherine Steel: alivesandlegacies.com/blog

  96. Linda Steele: westfalmouthbakingcompany.blogspot.com

  97. Phyllis Still: phyllisastill.com

  98. Janice Strohmeier: janispen.wordpress.com

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

  100. Virginia Taylor: womenofwondercircle.com/blog * [Jan 2017]

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

  102. Susan Troccolo: life-change-compost.com

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

  104. Chelsea Vowel: apihtawikosisan.com

  105. Kathy Waller: towriteistowrite.wordpress.com * [Sep 2011]; kathywaller1.com

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

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

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

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

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

  111. Rhonda Wiley-Jones: findingourselvesathomeintheworld.com

  112. Nancy Willbern: nancywillbern.com/site/Blog/Blog.html

  113. Gerry Wilson: gerrygwilson.com

  114. Susan Wingate: susanwingate.com/susan-wingate-blog * [Nov 2016]

  115. Marjorie Witt: wittbits.blogspot.com

  116. Elaine Gantz Wright: elainegantzwright.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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