How to Cite a Blog in APA

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Blog posts can offer great insight into a variety of opinions and ideas. This guide will show you how to cite blog posts following APA 7th edition guidelines.


Guide Overview

In this guide, you will find the following information:


How to cite a blog post

Reference structure:

Author Last Name, F. M. (Year, Month, Date of post). Title of blog post. Blog Name. URL

Note: If a full name is not given, use the author’s screen name or handle instead.

apa blog citation example

Blog post reference example:

Silver, N. (2013, July 15). Senate control in 2014 increasingly looks like a tossup. FiveThirtyEight. https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/senate-control-in-2014-increasingly-looks-like-a-tossup/

In-text citation structure & example:

(Author Last Name, Year)

(Silver, 2013)

Note: If you are using a direct quote, cite the paragraph number.

Quote structure & example:

“That means that they would need to win a net of six contests from Democrats in order to control 51 seats” (Silver, 2013, para. 2).


How to cite a blog post by an organization

Reference structure:

Organization Name. (Year, Month, Date of post). Title of blog post. Blog Name. URL

Reference example:

The Gottman Institute. (2022, January 10). 3 ways to invest in your relationship. The Gottman Institute. https://www.gottman.com/blog/3-ways-to-invest-in-your-relationship/

In-text citation structure:

(Organization Name, Year)

Parenthetical Example:

(The Gottman Institute, 2022)

Narrative Example:

The Gottman Institute (2022)


How to cite an anonymous blog

Reference structure:

Tile of blog post. (Year, Month day). Blog name. URL

Reference example:

Appreciate what you have while you have it. (2022, January 11). One Frugal Girl. https://www.onefrugalgirl.com/appreciate-what-you-have/

In-text citation structure:

(“Blog Post in Title Case,” Year)

Parenthetical Example:

(“Appreciate What You Have While You Have It,” 2022)

Narrative Example:

“Appreciate What You Have While You Have It” (2022)


 

 

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How do I cite a blog post in APA?

To cite a blog post in APA style, it is important that you know some basic information such as the name of the blogger, title of the post, blog title, published date of the blog post, and URL (Uniform Resource Locator). The templates for in-text citation and reference list entry of a blog post, along with examples, are given below:

In-text citation template and example:

Narrative:

Blogger’s Surname (Publication Year)

Startin (2016)

Parenthetical:

(Blogger’s Surname, Publication Year)

(Startin, 2016)

Reference list entry template and example:

Author Surname, F. M. (Year, Month Day Published). Title of the post. Title of the Blog. URL of the post

Startin, N. (2016, July 18). The Brexit referendum and the future of the EU. University of Bath Blog. http://blogs.bath.ac.uk/iprblog/2016/07/18/the-brexit-referendum-and-the-future-of-the-eu/

How do I cite a blog post in APA without an author?

To cite a blog post without an author in APA style, it is important that you know some basic information such as the title of the post, blog title, published date of the blog post, and URL (Uniform Resource Locator). The templates for in-text citation and reference list entry of a blog post, along with examples, are given below:

In-text citation template and example:

Narrative

Company Name (Publication Year)

BBC News (2021)

Parenthetical

(Company Name, Publication Year)

(BBC News, 2021)

Reference list entry template and example:

Company Name. (Year, Month Day Published). Title of the post. Name of the site. URL of the post

BBC News. (2021, March 27). The vaccine misinformation battle raging in France. BBC Trending. https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-56526265