How to Cite a Blog in MLA 7

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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:

Last, First M. “Article Title.” Blog Post Type.* Website/Blog Title. Website Publisher, Date Month Year Published. Web. Date. Month. Year Accessed.

*Blog post type refers to what type of content you are using. Is it a standard blog on a website, an audio blog (podcast) or a vlog (video blog)?

Note: MLA7 does not require the URL/link in a website citation. However, some instructors still ask for it – double-check if your instructor requires it.


Date accessed: This is the day that the article was found and read.

MLA Blog Post Citation Example:

Cohen, Micah. “Retirements Contributing to Largest Senate Turnover in Decades.” Web blog post. FiveThirtyEight. The New York Times Company, 28 Mar. 2013. Web. 30 Mar. 2013.


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