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. Stephanie Allen: brainsonpurpose.com; idealawg.net

  5. Judy Alter: judys-stew.blogspot.com * [Jul 2010]

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

  7. Barbarann Ayars: makeminememoir.blogspot.com

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

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

  10. Joyce Boatright: joyceboatright.blogspot.com

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

  12. Janet Brantley: wordstakingflight.com * [Feb 2014]

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

  14. Beth Carrignant: ethelbythebay.blogspot.com

  15. Sandra Cleary: sandraleecleary.wordpress.com

  16. Marilyn Collins: mentorsforwriters.com

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

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

  19. Sonja Dalglish: hopetalks.wordpress.com

  20. Melissa Dallago: melissadallago.blogspot.com

  21. Catharine Dalton: theunwrinkledheart.com

  22. Mary Devries: marydevries3.blogspot.com

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

  24. Cynthia Eastman: flipflops50.blogspot.com

  25. Cynthia Eastman: flipflops50.blogspot.com

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

  27. Cindy Flora: cosmiccochiticowgirl.wordpress.com

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

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

  30. Martha Graham-Waldon: nothinglikenormal.com

  31. Judith Grout: judithgrout.com

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

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

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

  35. Tammy Hetrick: tammyflandershetrick.com/category/musings

  36. Stacy Holden: rununashamed.com

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

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

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

  40. Daphine Jack: theotherside1962.wordpress.com

  41. Laurie Jacobvitz: lauriej.typepad.com

  42. Jazz Jaeschke: stepsandpauses.wordpress.com

  43. Alice Kaspar: quirkygoatfarm.blogspot.com

  44. Betsy Kelleher: betsykellehermarebooks.blogspot.com

  45. Chery Kendrick: doccherysblog.blogspot.com

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

  47. Pat LaPointe: changesinlife.wordpress.com

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

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

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

  51. Ethel Lee-Miller: etheleemiller.com/blog

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

  53. Helen Lowery: helenklowery.com

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

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

  56. Martha Meacham: marthas-digitalstories.blogspot.com * [Jan 2010]

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

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

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

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

  61. Michelle Nesbit: atnaa.com

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

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

  64. Mary Olivia Patino: writingpatino.wordpress.com

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

  66. Marilea Rabasa: recoveryofthespirit.com/blog

  67. Yelizaveta Renfro: chasingsamaras.blogspot.com

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

  69. Nancy Rigg: nancyrigg.blogspot.com

  70. Maureen Riley: maureenriley.blogspot.com

  71. Kassie Ritman: youwhoineverknew.wordpress.com

  72. Lisa Rizzo: poetteacherworld.blogspot.com

  73. Jane Ross: womeninthewaves.com/index

  74. Kali' Rourke: kalipr.wordpress.com

  75. Donna Russell: creativemusejournal.blogspot.com

  76. Nancilynn Saylor: nancilynn.wordpress.com

  77. Carolyn Scarborough: carolynscarborough.com/blog

  78. Anne Schneider: reikitx.blogspot.com

  79. Madeline Sharples: madeline40.blogspot.com

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

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

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

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

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

  85. Janet Squires: janetsquires.blogspot.com * [Feb 2016]

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

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

  88. Elaine Taylor: karmadeception.com/blog

  89. Else Tennessen: bellasartes.blogspot.com

  90. Ruth Thompson: ruththompson.net

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  101. Linda Wisniewski: lindawis.com/blog

  102. 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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