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. Jeanne Blasberg: jeanneblasberg.com

  13. Joyce Boatright: joyceboatright.blogspot.com

  14. Deborah Bowers: twotreesspeaking.blogspot.com

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

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

  17. Shelley Carey: shelleyjohnsoncarey.com

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

  19. Lisa Check: flyinggoatfarm.com

  20. Alexis Chute: wantedchosenplanned.com

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

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

  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. Leah DeCesare: leahdecesare.com/category/blog

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

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

  31. MaryAnn Easley: enlightenedjournaling.blogspot.com

  32. Cynthia Eastman: flipflops50.blogspot.com

  33. Emily Eckart: emilyeckart.com

  34. Josephine Ensign: josephineensign.com

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

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

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

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

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

  40. Martha Graham-Waldon: nothinglikenormal.com

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

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

  43. Betty Hafner: bettyhafner.com/blog

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

  45. Mary Jo Hetzel: maryjohetzel.com

  46. Nancy Hinchliff: nancyhinchliff.com

  47. Candice Shy Hooper: candiceshyhooper.com

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

  49. Ann Huber: annhuberwrites.wordpress.com

  50. Sonya Huber: sonyahuber.com/blog

  51. Tracey Huguley: traceyhuguley.wordpress.com

  52. Celeste Hunter: inspiredpersonaldevelopment.com

  53. Carol Ingells: prayerplaypolitics.blogspot.com

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

  55. Nancy Jurka: annablakegodbout.com

  56. Linda Kass: gramercybooksbexley.com/blog

  57. Betsy Kelleher: betsykellehermarebooks.blogspot.com

  58. Iris Keltz: iriskeltz.wordpress.com

  59. Mary Kenyon: marypotterkenyon.wordpress.com

  60. Nancy Hayes Kilgore: nancyhayeskilgore.wordpress.com

  61. Elisa Korenne: elisakorenne.com/blog

  62. Rifka Kreiter: rifkakreiter.com

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

  64. Pat LaPointe: changesinlife.wordpress.com

  65. Bette Lafferty: bettejlaffertysmiles.wordpress.com

  66. Donna Lagone: downtherabbithole.blogspot.com

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

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

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

  70. Helen Lowery: helenklowery.com

  71. Teresa Lynn: henscratches.wordpress.com

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

  73. Leslie Manning: leslietallmanning.wordpress.com

  74. Hanna Marcus: hannaperlsteinmarcus.com

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

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

  77. Paula Martinac: paulamartinac.com

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

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

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

  81. Donna Marie Miller: donnamariemillerblog.com

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

  83. Susan Morrison: grendelsmotherthenovel.com

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

  85. Krista Nerestant: selfishlifestyle.com

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

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

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

  89. Mary Olivia Patino: writingpatino.wordpress.com

  90. Phyllis Piano: phyllispiano.com/blog

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

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

  93. Maureen Riley: maureenriley.blogspot.com

  94. Gwynn Rogers: gwynnsgritandgrin.com

  95. Kali' Rourke: kalipr.wordpress.com

  96. Hope Ruiz: ramblingroad.esperanzarising.us

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

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

  99. Nancilynn Saylor: nancilynn.wordpress.com

  100. Beverly Scott: bevscott.com/blog

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

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

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

  104. Andrea Simon: andreasimon.net

  105. Virginia Simpson: virginiaasimpson.com

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

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

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

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

  110. Heather Starsong: heatherstarsong.com/blog

  111. Catherine Steel: alivesandlegacies.com/blog

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

  113. Donna Baier Stein: donnabaierstein.com

  114. Phyllis Still: phyllisastill.com

  115. Jan Stover: owlcreekgazette.com

  116. Janice Strohmeier: janispen.wordpress.com

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

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

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

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

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

  122. Chelsea Vowel: apihtawikosisan.com

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

  124. Carolyn Walker: carolynhwalker.com

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

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

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

  128. Susan Weidener: susanweidener.com

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

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

  131. Patricia Williams: patriciawilliamsbook.com

  132. Gerry Wilson: gerrygwilson.com

  133. Linda Wisniewski: lindawis.com/blog

  134. 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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