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

  5. Marty Ambrose: martyambrose.com/blog

  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 * [Sep 2018]

  12. Stephanie Barko: stephaniebarko.com/blog

  13. Cheryl Bazzoui: annmccauley.com

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

  15. Carla Beard: carlabeard.com

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

  17. Joyce Boatright: joyceboatright.blogspot.com

  18. Deb Brandon: debbrandon.com/blog

  19. Shelley Carey: shelleyjohnsoncarey.com

  20. Mary Carlson: marycarlsondvm.com/blog

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

  22. Lisa Check: flyinggoatfarm.com

  23. Doris Clark: dcartworkhome.com

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

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

  26. Anne Cooper: secondlifebook.com/thoughts

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

  28. Sonja Dalglish: hopetalks.wordpress.com

  29. Catharine Dalton: theunwrinkledheart.com

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

  31. Cynthia Davidson: thewisdomwheel.com

  32. Paige Davis: hellopaigedavis.com/blog

  33. Thais Derich: thaisderich.com

  34. Rickey Diamond: screwnomics.org

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

  36. Rita Dragonette: ritadragonette.com/blog

  37. Patricia Dreyfus: patriciadreyfus-writer.com

  38. MaryAnn Easley: enlightenedjournaling.blogspot.com

  39. Cai Emmons: caiemmonsauthor.com/blog

  40. Karin Esterhammer: karinesterhammer.com

  41. Nicole Evelina: nicoleevelina.com/blog

  42. Francine Falk-Allen: francinefalk-allen.com/blog

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

  44. Marcia Fine: marciafine.com/blog

  45. Valerie Foster: valeriebfoster.com

  46. Ellen Fountain: fountainstudio.com/blog

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

  48. Annette Gendler: annettegendler.com/blog

  49. Dima Ghawi: dimaghawi.com/blog

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

  51. Catherine Graham: catherinegraham.com

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

  53. Xiaolu Guo: guoxiaolu.com

  54. Kari Gusso: akingdomfaraway.com

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

  56. Lisa Hacker: writingthequeensenglish.com

  57. Jill Hall: jillghall.com

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

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

  60. Sharon Harrigan: sharonharrigan.net

  61. Dyane Harwood: proudlybipolar.wordpress.com

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

  63. Kathryn Haueisen: howwisethen.com

  64. Fran Hawthorne: hawthornewriter.com

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

  66. Terry Hiner: terryhwatkins.com

  67. Candice Shy Hooper: candiceshyhooper.com

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

  69. Carol Ingells: prayerplaypolitics.blogspot.com

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

  71. LoraKim Joyner: oneearthconservation.org/blog

  72. Joanna Kafarowski: joannakafarowski.com

  73. Georgina Kemm: theshamanslover.com

  74. Jamie Klinger-Krebs: jklingerkrebs.com

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

  76. Elizabeth Kretchmer: gekretchmer.com/blog

  77. Jan Krulick-Belin: jankrulick.com

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

  79. Pat LaPointe: changesinlife.wordpress.com

  80. Bette Lafferty: bettejlaffertysmiles.wordpress.com

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

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

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

  84. Joan Lieberman: optimaldistance.com

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

  86. Teri Liptak: rttlingcage.blogspot.com

  87. Teresa Lynn: henscratches.wordpress.com

  88. Lucy Madison: lucyjmadison.com/blog

  89. Leslie Manning: leslietallmanning.wordpress.com

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

  91. Milana Marsenich: milanamarsenich.com/blog

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

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

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

  95. Sherry Maysonave: thegirlwhocouldreadhearts.com/blog

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

  97. Dede Montgomery: dedemontgomery.com

  98. Cynthia Moore: cindygoesbeyond.com

  99. Jan Morrill: janmorrill.wordpress.com

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

  101. Rebecca Munn: rebeccawmunnauthor.com/blog

  102. Ellen Notbohm: ellennotbohm.com/category/fiction; ellennotbohm.com/category/non-fiction

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

  104. Ann Parker: silverrushmysteries.blogspot.com * [Nov 2018]

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

  106. Diane Pomerantz: dianepomerantz.com

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

  108. Shani Raviv: shaniraviv.com/blog

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

  110. Kathleen Rodgers: siteblog.kathleenmrodgers.com

  111. Kali Rourke: kalipr.wordpress.com; burningmouthjourney.wordpress.com

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

  113. Nancilynn Saylor: nancilynn.wordpress.com

  114. Tara Schiffert: wildriverrebel.wordpress.com

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

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

  117. Andrea Simon: andreasimon.net

  118. Virginia Simpson: virginiaasimpson.com * [Jan 2018]

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

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

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

  122. Phyllis Still: phyllisastill.com

  123. Janice Strohmeier: janispen.wordpress.com

  124. Kathryn Summers: kathysummers.org

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

  126. Ashley Sweeney: ashleyesweeney.com

  127. Lanie Tankard: lanietankard.wordpress.com

  128. Andrea Thome: andreathome.com

  129. Shelley Thrasher: shelleythrasher.wordpress.com

  130. Liza Trevino: lizatrevino.com

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

  132. Christine Volker: christinevolkerauthor.com

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

  134. Libby Ware: libbywarewriter.com

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

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

  137. Caren Werlinger: cjwerlinger.wordpress.com

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

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

  140. Kathryn White: kathrynvwhite.com/blog

  141. Rhonda Wiley-Jones: findingourselvesathomeintheworld.com

  142. Kathryn Williams: pressprogress.blogspot.com

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

  144. Marjorie Witt: wittbits.com * [Oct 2018]

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

  146. 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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