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. 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

  12. Cheryl Bazzoui: annmccauley.com

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

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

  15. Jeanne Blasberg: jeanneblasberg.com

  16. Joyce Boatright: joyceboatright.blogspot.com

  17. Deborah Bowers: twotreesspeaking.blogspot.com

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

  19. Deb Brandon: debbrandon.com/blog

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

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

  22. Lisa Check: flyinggoatfarm.com

  23. Alexis Chute: wantedchosenplanned.com

  24. Doris Clark: dcartworkhome.com

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

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

  27. Ruth Crocker: ruthwcrocker.com * [Jan 2014]

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

  29. Linda Dahl: lindadahl.blogspot.com

  30. Sonja Dalglish: hopetalks.wordpress.com

  31. Catharine Dalton: theunwrinkledheart.com

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

  33. Cynthia Davidson: thewisdomwheel.com

  34. Leah DeCesare: leahdecesare.com/category/blog

  35. Thais Derich: thaisderich.com

  36. Rickey Diamond: screwnomics.org

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

  38. Patricia Dreyfus: patriciadreyfus-writer.com

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

  40. MaryAnn Easley: enlightenedjournaling.blogspot.com

  41. Emily Eckart: emilyeckart.com

  42. Josephine Ensign: josephineensign.com

  43. Nicole Evelina: nicoleevelina.com/blog

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

  45. Valerie Foster: valeriebfoster.com

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

  47. Annette Gendler: annettegendler.com/blog

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

  49. Xiaolu Guo: guoxiaolu.com

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

  51. Lisa Hacker: writingthequeensenglish.com

  52. Betty Hafner: bettyhafner.com/blog

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

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

  55. Sharon Harrigan: sharonharrigan.net

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

  57. Mary Jo Hetzel: maryjohetzel.com

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

  59. Nancy Hinchliff: nancyhinchliff.com

  60. Candice Shy Hooper: candiceshyhooper.com

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

  62. Ann Huber: annhuberwrites.wordpress.com

  63. Sonya Huber: sonyahuber.com/blog

  64. Tracey Huguley: traceyhuguley.wordpress.com

  65. Carol Ingells: prayerplaypolitics.blogspot.com

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

  67. LoraKim Joyner: oneearthconservation.org/blog

  68. Nancy Jurka: annablakegodbout.com

  69. Iris Keltz: iriskeltz.wordpress.com

  70. Mary Kenyon: marypotterkenyon.wordpress.com; maryandmebook.wordpress.com

  71. Nancy Hayes Kilgore: nancyhayeskilgore.wordpress.com

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

  73. Elisa Korenne: elisakorenne.com/blog

  74. Rifka Kreiter: rifkakreiter.com

  75. Elizabeth Kretchmer: gekretchmer.com/blog

  76. Jan Krulick-Belin: jankrulick.com

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

  78. Pat LaPointe: changesinlife.wordpress.com

  79. Bette Lafferty: bettejlaffertysmiles.wordpress.com

  80. Donna Lagone: downtherabbithole.blogspot.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. Helen Lowery: helenklowery.com

  88. Teresa Lynn: henscratches.wordpress.com

  89. Lucy Madison: lucyjmadison.com/blog

  90. Leslie Manning: leslietallmanning.wordpress.com

  91. Hanna Marcus: hannaperlsteinmarcus.com

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

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

  94. Antoinette Martin: atmartin.com

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

  96. Sherry Maysonave: thegirlwhocouldreadhearts.com/blog

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

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

  99. Donna Marie Miller: donnamariemillerblog.com

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

  101. Cynthia Moore: cindygoesbeyond.com

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

  103. Rebecca Munn: rebeccawmunnauthor.com/blog

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

  105. Krista Nerestant: selfishlifestyle.com

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

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

  108. Ann Parker: silverrushmysteries.blogspot.com

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

  110. Kathleen Paul: brightriverspathways.com

  111. Phyllis Piano: phyllispiano.com/blog * [Apr 2018]

  112. Diane Pomerantz: dianepomerantz.com

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

  114. Mary Hutchings Reed: maryhutchingsreed.com

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

  116. Maureen Riley: maureenriley.blogspot.com

  117. Kathleen Rodgers: siteblog.kathleenmrodgers.com

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

  119. Hope Ruiz: ramblingroad.esperanzarising.us

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

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

  122. Nancilynn Saylor: nancilynn.wordpress.com

  123. Tara Schiffert: wildriverrebel.wordpress.com

  124. Beverly Scott: bevscott.com/blog

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

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

  127. Andrea Simon: andreasimon.net

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

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

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

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

  132. Donna Baier Stein: donnabaierstein.com

  133. Phyllis Still: phyllisastill.com

  134. Jan Stover: owlcreekgazette.com

  135. Janice Strohmeier: janispen.wordpress.com

  136. Ashley Sweeney: ashleyesweeney.com

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

  138. Lanie Tankard: lanietankard.wordpress.com

  139. Shelley Thrasher: shelleythrasher.wordpress.com

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

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

  142. Liza Trevino: lizatrevino.com

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

  144. Christine Volker: christinevolkerauthor.com

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

  146. Carolyn Walker: carolynhwalker.com

  147. Libby Ware: libbywarewriter.com

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

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

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

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

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

  153. Rhonda Wiley-Jones: findingourselvesathomeintheworld.com

  154. Patricia Williams: patriciawilliamsbook.com

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

  156. Marjorie Witt: wittbits.com

  157. Joanna Young: wisdomwithinink.com

  158. 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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