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

  6. Pat Anthony: middlecreekcurrents.com

  7. Christine Baleshta: christinebaleshta.com

  8. Charlene Ball: charleneball.com

  9. Stephanie Barko: stephaniebarko.com/blog

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

  11. Joyce Boatright: joyceboatright.blogspot.com

  12. Belle Brett: bellebrett.com/blog

  13. Mary-Elizabeth Briscoe: m-ebriscoe.com

  14. Priyanka Chatterjee: priperspectives.blogspot.com

  15. Mary Jo Doig: maryjod.wordpress.com * [Apr 2015]; maryjodoig.com/blog

  16. Patricia Eagle: patriciaeagle.com/blog

  17. Karin Esterhammer: karinesterhammer.com

  18. Marcia Fine: marciafine.com/blog

  19. Robin Gainey: robinfgainey.com/blog

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

  21. Catherine Graham: catherinegraham.com

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

  23. Jill Hall: jillghall.com

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

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

  26. Mary Avery Kabrich: maryaverykabrich.com/reflections

  27. Georgina Kemm: theshamanslover.com

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

  29. Pat LaPointe: changesinlife.wordpress.com

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

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

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

  33. Teresa Lynn: henscratches.wordpress.com

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

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

  36. Myra McIlvain: myrahmcilvain.wordpress.com

  37. Merimee Moffitt: merimeemoffitt.com

  38. Dede Montgomery: dedemontgomery.com

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

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

  41. Kathleen Paul: brightriverspathways.com

  42. Diane Pomerantz: dianepomerantz.com

  43. Karen Roberts: eqhigh5.com

  44. Kathleen Rodgers: kathleenmrodgers.com/?blog=y

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

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

  47. Ann Shortell: annshortell.com

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

  49. Jeane Slone: jeaneslone.com

  50. Lynne Spreen: AnyShinyThing.com

  51. Kathryn Summers: kathysummers.org

  52. Shelley Thrasher: shelleythrasher.wordpress.com

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

  54. Christine Volker: christinevolkerauthor.com

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

  56. Kathryn Williams: pressprogress.blogspot.com

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

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

  59. Ariela Zucker: paperdragonme.wordpress.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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