How to Cite a Blog in APA

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Published August 10, 2012. Updated January 18, 2022.

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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.


Blog Post Citations

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).


 

 

 

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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