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. Stephanie Barko: stephaniebarko.com/blog

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

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

  14. Jeanne Blasberg: jeanneblasberg.com

  15. Joyce Boatright: joyceboatright.blogspot.com

  16. Deborah Bowers: twotreesspeaking.blogspot.com

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

  18. Deb Brandon: debbrandon.com/blog

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

  20. Shelley Carey: shelleyjohnsoncarey.com

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

  22. Lisa Check: flyinggoatfarm.com

  23. Alexis Chute: wantedchosenplanned.com

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

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

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

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

  28. Linda Dahl: lindadahl.blogspot.com

  29. Sonja Dalglish: hopetalks.wordpress.com

  30. Catharine Dalton: theunwrinkledheart.com

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

  32. Thais Derich: thaisderich.com

  33. Rickey Diamond: screwnomics.org

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

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

  36. MaryAnn Easley: enlightenedjournaling.blogspot.com

  37. Cynthia Eastman: flipflops50.blogspot.com

  38. Emily Eckart: emilyeckart.com

  39. Josephine Ensign: josephineensign.com

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

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

  42. Valerie Foster: valeriebfoster.com

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

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

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

  46. Martha Graham-Waldon: nothinglikenormal.com

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

  48. Xiaolu Guo: guoxiaolu.com

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

  50. Betty Hafner: bettyhafner.com/blog

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

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

  53. Mary Jo Hetzel: maryjohetzel.com

  54. Nancy Hinchliff: nancyhinchliff.com

  55. Candice Shy Hooper: candiceshyhooper.com

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

  57. Ann Huber: annhuberwrites.wordpress.com

  58. Sonya Huber: sonyahuber.com/blog

  59. Tracey Huguley: traceyhuguley.wordpress.com

  60. Celeste Hunter: inspiredpersonaldevelopment.com

  61. Carol Ingells: prayerplaypolitics.blogspot.com

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

  63. LoraKim Joyner: oneearthconservation.org/blog

  64. Nancy Jurka: annablakegodbout.com

  65. Linda Kass: gramercybooksbexley.com/blog

  66. Betsy Kelleher: betsykellehermarebooks.blogspot.com

  67. Iris Keltz: iriskeltz.wordpress.com

  68. Mary Kenyon: marypotterkenyon.wordpress.com

  69. Nancy Hayes Kilgore: nancyhayeskilgore.wordpress.com

  70. Elisa Korenne: elisakorenne.com/blog

  71. Rifka Kreiter: rifkakreiter.com

  72. Jan Krulick-Belin: jankrulick.com

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

  74. Pat LaPointe: changesinlife.wordpress.com

  75. Bette Lafferty: bettejlaffertysmiles.wordpress.com

  76. Donna Lagone: downtherabbithole.blogspot.com

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

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

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

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

  81. Helen Lowery: helenklowery.com

  82. Teresa Lynn: henscratches.wordpress.com

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

  84. Lucy Madison: lucyjmadison.com/blog

  85. Leslie Manning: leslietallmanning.wordpress.com

  86. Hanna Marcus: hannaperlsteinmarcus.com

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

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

  89. Antoinette Martin: atmartin.com

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

  91. Sherry Maysonave: thegirlwhocouldreadhearts.com/blog

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

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

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

  95. Donna Marie Miller: donnamariemillerblog.com

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

  97. Susan Morrison: grendelsmotherthenovel.com; homefrontgirldiary.com

  98. Rebecca Munn: rebeccawmunnauthor.com/blog

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

  100. Krista Nerestant: selfishlifestyle.com

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

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

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

  104. Mary Olivia Patino: writingpatino.wordpress.com

  105. Kathleen Paul: brightriverspathways.com

  106. Phyllis Piano: phyllispiano.com/blog

  107. Diane Pomerantz: dianepomerantz.com

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

  109. Mary Hutchings Reed: maryhutchingsreed.com

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

  111. Maureen Riley: maureenriley.blogspot.com

  112. Kathleen Rodgers: siteblog.kathleenmrodgers.com

  113. Gwynn Rogers: gwynnsgritandgrin.com

  114. Kali' Rourke: kalipr.wordpress.com

  115. Hope Ruiz: ramblingroad.esperanzarising.us

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

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

  118. Nancilynn Saylor: nancilynn.wordpress.com

  119. Beverly Scott: bevscott.com/blog

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

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

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

  123. Andrea Simon: andreasimon.net

  124. Virginia Simpson: virginiaasimpson.com

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

  126. Gretchen Staebler: daughteronduty.wordpress.com * [Oct 2017]

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

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

  129. Heather Starsong: heatherstarsong.com/blog

  130. Catherine Steel: alivesandlegacies.com/blog

  131. Linda Steele: westfalmouthbakingcompany.blogspot.com * [Sep 2017]

  132. Donna Baier Stein: donnabaierstein.com

  133. Phyllis Still: phyllisastill.com

  134. Jan Stover: owlcreekgazette.com

  135. Janice Strohmeier: janispen.wordpress.com

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

  137. Shelley Thrasher: shelleythrasher.wordpress.com

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

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

  140. Liza Trevino: lizatrevino.com

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

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

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

  144. Christine Volker: christinevolkerauthor.com

  145. Chelsea Vowel: apihtawikosisan.com

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

  147. Carolyn Walker: carolynhwalker.com

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

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

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

  151. Susan Weidener: susanweidener.com

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

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

  154. Patricia Williams: patriciawilliamsbook.com

  155. Gerry Wilson: gerrygwilson.com

  156. Linda Wisniewski: lindawis.com/blog

  157. Marjorie Witt: wittbits.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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