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

  8. Charlene Ball: charleneball.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. Jeanne Blasberg: jeanneblasberg.com

  14. Joyce Boatright: joyceboatright.blogspot.com

  15. Deborah Bowers: twotreesspeaking.blogspot.com

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

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

  18. Shelley Carey: shelleyjohnsoncarey.com

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

  20. Alexis Chute: wantedchosenplanned.com

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

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

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

  24. Linda Dahl: lindadahl.blogspot.com

  25. Sonja Dalglish: hopetalks.wordpress.com

  26. Catharine Dalton: theunwrinkledheart.com

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

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

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

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

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

  32. MaryAnn Easley: enlightenedjournaling.blogspot.com

  33. Cynthia Eastman: flipflops50.blogspot.com

  34. Emily Eckart: emilyeckart.com

  35. Josephine Ensign: josephineensign.com

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

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

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

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

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

  41. Martha Graham-Waldon: nothinglikenormal.com

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

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

  44. Lisa Hacker: writingthequeensenglish.com

  45. Betty Hafner: bettyhafner.com/blog

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

  47. Mary Jo Hetzel: maryjohetzel.com

  48. Nancy Hinchliff: nancyhinchliff.com

  49. Candice Shy Hooper: candiceshyhooper.com

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

  51. Ann Huber: annhuberwrites.wordpress.com

  52. Sonya Huber: sonyahuber.com/blog

  53. Tracey Huguley: traceyhuguley.wordpress.com

  54. Celeste Hunter: inspiredpersonaldevelopment.com

  55. Carol Ingells: prayerplaypolitics.blogspot.com

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

  57. Nancy Jurka: annablakegodbout.com

  58. Linda Kass: gramercybooksbexley.com/blog

  59. Betsy Kelleher: betsykellehermarebooks.blogspot.com

  60. Iris Keltz: iriskeltz.wordpress.com

  61. Mary Kenyon: marypotterkenyon.wordpress.com

  62. Nancy Hayes Kilgore: nancyhayeskilgore.wordpress.com

  63. Elisa Korenne: elisakorenne.com/blog

  64. Rifka Kreiter: rifkakreiter.com

  65. Carol Kunnerup: carolsquilting.wordpress.com

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

  67. Pat LaPointe: changesinlife.wordpress.com

  68. Bette Lafferty: bettejlaffertysmiles.wordpress.com

  69. Donna Lagone: downtherabbithole.blogspot.com

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

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

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

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

  74. Helen Lowery: helenklowery.com

  75. Teresa Lynn: henscratches.wordpress.com

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

  77. Leslie Manning: leslietallmanning.wordpress.com

  78. Hanna Marcus: hannaperlsteinmarcus.com

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

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

  81. Paula Martinac: paulamartinac.com

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

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

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

  85. Donna Marie Miller: donnamariemillerblog.com

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

  87. Susan Morrison: grendelsmotherthenovel.com

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

  89. Krista Nerestant: selfishlifestyle.com

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

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

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

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

  94. Mary Olivia Patino: writingpatino.wordpress.com

  95. Kathleen Paul: brightriverspathways.com

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

  97. Phyllis Piano: phyllispiano.com/blog

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

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

  100. Maureen Riley: maureenriley.blogspot.com

  101. Lisa Rizzo: poetteacherworld.blogspot.com

  102. Gwynn Rogers: gwynnsgritandgrin.com

  103. Kali' Rourke: kalipr.wordpress.com

  104. Hope Ruiz: ramblingroad.esperanzarising.us

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

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

  107. Nancilynn Saylor: nancilynn.wordpress.com

  108. Beverly Scott: bevscott.com/blog

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

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

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

  112. Andrea Simon: andreasimon.net

  113. Virginia Simpson: virginiaasimpson.com

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

  115. Gretchen Staebler: daughteronduty.wordpress.com

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

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

  118. Heather Starsong: heatherstarsong.com/blog

  119. Catherine Steel: alivesandlegacies.com/blog

  120. Donna Baier Stein: donnabaierstein.com

  121. Phyllis Still: phyllisastill.com

  122. Jan Stover: owlcreekgazette.com

  123. Janice Strohmeier: janispen.wordpress.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

  130. Chelsea Vowel: apihtawikosisan.com

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

  132. Carolyn Walker: carolynhwalker.com

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

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

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

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

  137. Susan Weidener: susanweidener.com

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

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

  140. Rhonda Wiley-Jones: findingourselvesathomeintheworld.com

  141. Patricia Williams: patriciawilliamsbook.com

  142. Gerry Wilson: gerrygwilson.com

  143. Linda Wisniewski: lindawis.com/blog

  144. 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.

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