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. Marty Ambrose: martyambrose.com/blog

  7. Pat Anthony: middlecreekcurrents.com

  8. Christine Baleshta: christinebaleshta.com

  9. Charlene Ball: charleneball.com

  10. Stephanie Barko: stephaniebarko.com/blog

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

  12. Carla Beard: carlabeard.com

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

  14. Joyce Boatright: joyceboatright.blogspot.com

  15. Belle Brett: bellebrett.com/blog

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

  17. Shelley Carey: shelleyjohnsoncarey.com

  18. Mary Carlson: marycarlsondvm.com/blog

  19. Priyanka Chatterjee: priperspectives.blogspot.com

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

  21. Anne Cooper: secondlifebook.com/thoughts

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

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

  24. Sonja Dalglish: hopetalks.wordpress.com

  25. Paige Davis: hellopaigedavis.com/blog

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

  27. Rita Dragonette: ritadragonette.com/blog

  28. Patricia Dreyfus: patriciadreyfus-writer.com

  29. Patricia Eagle: patriciaeagle.com/blog

  30. MaryAnn Easley: enlightenedjournaling.blogspot.com

  31. Cai Emmons: caiemmonsauthor.com/blog

  32. Karin Esterhammer: karinesterhammer.com

  33. Francine Falk-Allen: francinefalk-allen.com/blog

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

  35. Marcia Fine: marciafine.com/blog

  36. Ellen Fountain: fountainstudio.com/blog

  37. Robin Gainey: robinfgainey.com/blog

  38. Linda Gartz: lindagartz.com/category/chicago-view-over-time

  39. Dima Ghawi: dimaghawi.com/blog

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

  41. Catherine Graham: catherinegraham.com

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

  43. Kari Gusso: akingdomfaraway.com

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

  45. Lisa Hacker: writingthequeensenglish.com

  46. Jill Hall: jillghall.com

  47. Sharon Harrigan: sharonharrigan.net

  48. Dyane Harwood: proudlybipolar.wordpress.com

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

  50. Kathryn Haueisen: howwisethen.com

  51. Fran Hawthorne: hawthornewriter.com

  52. Terry Hiner: terryhwatkins.com

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

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

  55. Mary Avery Kabrich: maryaverykabrich.com/reflections

  56. Joanna Kafarowski: joannakafarowski.com

  57. Georgina Kemm: theshamanslover.com

  58. Jamie Klinger-Krebs: jklingerkrebs.com

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

  60. Elizabeth Kretchmer: gekretchmer.com/blog

  61. Pat LaPointe: changesinlife.wordpress.com

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

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

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

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

  66. Teresa Lynn: henscratches.wordpress.com

  67. Leslie Manning: leslietallmanning.wordpress.com

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

  69. Milana Marsenich: milanamarsenich.com/blog

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

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

  72. Myra McIlvain: myrahmcilvain.wordpress.com

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

  74. Merimee Moffitt: merimeemoffitt.com

  75. Dede Montgomery: dedemontgomery.com

  76. Jan Morrill: janmorrill.wordpress.com

  77. Ellen Notbohm: ellennotbohm.com/category/fiction; ellennotbohm.com/category/non-fiction

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

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

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

  81. Kathleen Paul: brightriverspathways.com

  82. Diane Pomerantz: dianepomerantz.com

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

  84. Shani Raviv: shaniraviv.com/blog

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

  86. Karen Roberts: eqhigh5.com

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

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

  89. Nancilynn Saylor: nancilynn.wordpress.com

  90. Tara Schiffert: wildriverrebel.wordpress.com

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

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

  93. Ann Shortell: annshortell.com

  94. Andrea Simon: andreasimon.net

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

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

  97. Jeane Slone: jeaneslone.com

  98. Lynne Spreen: AnyShinyThing.com

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

  100. Janice Strohmeier: janispen.wordpress.com

  101. Kathryn Summers: kathysummers.org

  102. Kateri Swavely: kateri-swavely.squarespace.com

  103. Andrea Thome: andreathome.com

  104. Shelley Thrasher: shelleythrasher.wordpress.com

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

  106. Christine Volker: christinevolkerauthor.com

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

  108. Libby Ware: libbywarewriter.com

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

  110. Caren Werlinger: cjwerlinger.wordpress.com

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

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

  113. Kathryn White: kathrynvwhite.com/blog

  114. Rhonda Wiley-Jones: findingourselvesathomeintheworld.com

  115. Kathryn Williams: pressprogress.blogspot.com

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

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

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

  119. Mahani Zubedy: storysistas.com/mahanis-blog * [May 2018]

  120. 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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