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. Barbarann Ayars: makeminememoir.blogspot.com

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

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

  9. Ann Marie Biskar: annmariebiskar.com

  10. Joyce Boatright: joyceboatright.blogspot.com

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

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

  13. Shelley Buck: epicaro.com; shelleybuck.com/SBblog.htm

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

  15. Beth Carrignant: ethelbythebay.blogspot.com

  16. Gladys Carson: gladyscarson.com/blog

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

  18. Sandra Cleary: sandraleecleary.wordpress.com

  19. Marilyn Collins: stepbystepwriting.com

  20. Ruth Crocker: ruthcrocker.com * [Jan 2014]

  21. Karen Dabson: mockerdabson.com/category/blog

  22. Sonja Dalglish: hopetalks.wordpress.com

  23. Melissa Dallago: melissadallago.blogspot.com

  24. Catharine Dalton: theunwrinkledheart.com

  25. Mary Devries: marydevries3.blogspot.com

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

  27. Rhonda Esakov: resakov.wordpress.com * [Mar 2009]

  28. Karin Gall: karinsgall.wordpress.com

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

  30. Judith Grout: judithgrout.com

  31. Jeanne Guy: jeanneguy.com/blog * [Jul 2015]

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

  33. Sandra Heggen: sampatron.wordpress.com * [Apr 2011]

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

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

  36. Susan Ideus: susanideus.wordpress.com * [Mar 2010]

  37. Daphine Jack: theotherside1962.wordpress.com

  38. Denise Jacobs: denisekjacobs.com/blog-books-etc.html

  39. Jazz Jaeschke: stepsandpauses.wordpress.com

  40. Alice Kaspar: quirkygoatfarm.blogspot.com

  41. Betsy Kelleher: betsykellehermarebooks.blogspot.com

  42. Chery Kendrick: doccherysblog.blogspot.com

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

  44. Pat LaPointe: changesinlife.wordpress.com

  45. Khadijah Lacina: yemenijourney.com * [Jul 2011]; wideearth.us

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

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

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

  49. Helen Lowery: helenklowery.com

  50. Lily MacKenzie: lilyionamackenzie.wordpress.com

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

  52. Linda Marshall: awakening2grace.blogspot.com * [Mar 2014]

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

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

  55. Katherine Misegades: katherinemisegades.wordpress.com * [Jun 2010]

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

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

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

  59. Kathleen Pooler: krpooler.com/blog * [Oct 2014]

  60. Marilea Rabasa: recoveryofthespirit.com/blog

  61. Diane Rapaport: homesweetjeromedrapaport.wordpress.com

  62. Yelizaveta Renfro: chasingsamaras.blogspot.com

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

  64. Nancy Rigg: nancyrigg.blogspot.com

  65. Maureen Riley: maureenriley.blogspot.com

  66. Kassie Ritman: youwhoineverknew.wordpress.com

  67. Lisa Rizzo: poetteacherworld.blogspot.com

  68. Jane Ross: womeninthewaves.com/index

  69. Kali' Rourke: kalipr.wordpress.com

  70. Donna Russell: creativemusejournal.blogspot.com

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

  72. Nancilynn Saylor: nancilynn.wordpress.com

  73. Anne Schneider: reikitx.blogspot.com

  74. Cathy Scibelli: iconicmuse.blogspot.com * [Nov 2011]

  75. Madeline Sharples: madeline40.blogspot.com

  76. Doris Shaw: doris-shaw.blogspot.com

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

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

  79. Kayann Short: pearlmoonplenty.wordpress.com * [Aug 2015]

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

  81. Janet Squires: janetsquires.blogspot.com

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

  83. Tricia Stephens: hellocolorado-naturerules.blogspot.com

  84. Elaine Taylor: karmadeception.com/blog

  85. Else Tennessen: bellasartes.blogspot.com

  86. Ruth Thompson: ruththompson.net

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

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

  89. Letishia Watt: literallyletty.blogspot.com

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

  91. Julie Weston: julieweston.com/blog

  92. Laurinda Wheeler: laurindasseaonsoflife.blogspot.com * [Jun 2011]

  93. Jude Whelley: sensuouslysixty.blogspot.com * [Feb 2011]; judewalshwhelley.com

  94. Sharon Wildwind: poesdeadlydaughters.blogspot.com * [Mar 2013]

  95. Rhonda Wiley-Jones: rhondawiley-jones.com

  96. Dawn Wink: dawnwink.wordpress.com * [Jun 2013]

  97. 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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