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. Christine Baleshta: ylwstone.com; yellowstone7.wordpress.com

  8. Stephanie Barko: stephaniebarko.com/blog

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

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

  11. Denise Bike: denisebike.com

  12. Jeanne Blasberg: jeanneblasberg.com

  13. Joyce Boatright: joyceboatright.blogspot.com

  14. Deborah Bowers: twotreesspeaking.blogspot.com

  15. Shelley Carey: shelleyjohnsoncarey.com

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

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

  18. Sonja Dalglish: hopetalks.wordpress.com

  19. Catharine Dalton: theunwrinkledheart.com

  20. Susan Davenport: susanldavenport.com

  21. Cynthia Davidson: thewisdomwheel.com/the-journal

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

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

  24. Cynthia Eastman: flipflops50.blogspot.com

  25. Emily Eckart: emilyeckart.com

  26. Diana Farley: dianalynnauthor.com/index.php/blog

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

  28. Cindy Flora: cosmiccochiticowgirl.wordpress.com * [Jul 2016]

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

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

  31. Martha Graham-Waldon: nothinglikenormal.com

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

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

  34. Lisa Hacker: writingthequeensenglish.com

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

  36. Candice Shy Hooper: candiceshyhooper.com

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

  38. Celeste Hunter: inspiredpersonaldevelopment.com

  39. Carol Ingells: prayerplaypolitics.blogspot.com

  40. Denise Jacobs: denisekjacobs.com

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

  42. Nancy Jurka: annablakegodbout.com

  43. Linda Kass: gramercybooksbexley.com/blog

  44. Betsy Kelleher: betsykellehermarebooks.blogspot.com

  45. Deborah Knox: deborahknox.com/blog

  46. Carol Kunnerup: carolsquilting.wordpress.com

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

  48. Pat LaPointe: changesinlife.wordpress.com

  49. Bette Lafferty: bettejlaffertysmiles.wordpress.com

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

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

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

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

  54. Teresa Lynn: henscratches.wordpress.com

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

  56. Leslie Manning: leslietallmanning.wordpress.com

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

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

  59. Paula Martinac: paulamartinac.com

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

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

  62. Donna Marie Miller: donnamariemillerblog.com

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

  64. Susan Morrison: grendelsmotherthenovel.com

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

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

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

  68. Mary Olivia Patino: writingpatino.wordpress.com

  69. Kathleen Paul: brightriverspathways.com

  70. Kim Pearson: fromthecompost.com * [Mar 2017]

  71. Marilea Rabasa: recoveryofthespirit.com/blog

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

  73. Maureen Riley: maureenriley.blogspot.com

  74. Lisa Rizzo: poetteacherworld.blogspot.com

  75. Gwynn Rogers: gwynnsgritandgrin.com

  76. Kali' Rourke: kalipr.wordpress.com

  77. Hope Ruiz: ramblingroad.esperanzarising.us

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

  79. Nancilynn Saylor: nancilynn.wordpress.com

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

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

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

  83. Virginia Simpson: virginiaasimpson.com

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

  85. Gretchen Staebler: daughteronduty.wordpress.com

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

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

  88. Heather Starsong: heatherstarsong.com/blog

  89. Catherine Steel: alivesandlegacies.com/blog

  90. Linda Steele: westfalmouthbakingcompany.blogspot.com

  91. Phyllis Still: phyllisastill.com

  92. Janice Strohmeier: janispen.wordpress.com

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

  94. Virginia Taylor: womenofwondercircle.com/blog * [Jan 2017]

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

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

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

  98. Mary Patricia Voell: legaciesstories.com/legacies-blog

  99. Chelsea Vowel: apihtawikosisan.com

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

  101. Kathy Waller: towriteistowrite.wordpress.com * [Sep 2011]; kathywaller1.com

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

  103. Judy Watters: letsbuildalegacy.com/blog; judywatters.com

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

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

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

  107. Rhonda Wiley-Jones: findingourselvesathomeintheworld.com

  108. Nancy Willbern: nancywillbern.com/site/Blog/Blog.html

  109. Gerry Wilson: gerrygwilson.com

  110. Susan Wingate: susanwingate.com/susan-wingate-blog * [Nov 2016]

  111. 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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