How to Cite a Blog in MLA 9

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Published August 10, 2012. Updated August 1, 2021.


Blog – A website with regular (and sometimes opinionated) posts that allows commentary and discussion from readers.

Citing a Blog Post

MLA Blog Post Citation Structure:

Author’s Last Name, Author’s First Name. “Title of Post.” Blog Name, Publisher (only include this information if it is different than the name of the blog site), date blog post was published, URL. Column or section name (if applicable).

Note: MLA 9 does not require the access date for online articles. (This is the day that the article was found and read.) However, some instructors still ask for it – double-check if your instructor requires it.


MLA Blog Post Citation Example:

Cohen, Micah. “Retirements Contributing to Largest Senate Turnover in Decades.” FiveThirtyEight, The New York Times Company, 28 Mar. 2013,

MLA Blog Post In-text Citation Structure: 

(Author Last Name)

MLA Blog Post In-text Citation Example: 



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