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APA (7th ed.) Citing Guide: Blog Posts

APA 7th Edition

This guide is representative of the 7th edition Publication Manual of APA and focuses on a student paper structure.

APA examples are not exhaustive and focus on referencing and citations. Assistance from your professor and/or Writing Centre is suggested for clarification.

Users are responsible for interpretation of APA style guidelines and to seek further assistance when necessary.

Effective September 2020.

What is a Blog?

Blog Post:

  • online discussion
  • diary-style entries
  • usually dated with year, month, day
  • may be an individual or a community of authors
  • tags may be used for searching
  • examples: APA Style Blog and Excess Copyright

Blog Post

Reference list entry: 

Lee, C. (2020, February 19). A tale of two reference formats. APA Style. https://apastyle.apa.org/blog/two-reference-formats

Blog Comment

Reference list entry:

Sonia Margea. (2020, March 10). Hi! I am a graphic design student and for every project that we made, we have to do a document that includes [Comment on the blog "A tale of two reference formats"]. APA Style.  https://apastyle.apa.org/blog/two-reference-formats

Note: Use the commenter's name as it appears on the post. It could be a real name or username.

In-Text Citation

For all of the examples above, the in-text citation follows the same format. Refer to the Publication Manual, Section 8.17 for explanation with multiple authors.

Parenthetical citation format: (last name of author(s), year)

e.g. (Lee, 2020)

e.g. (Sonia Margea, 2020)    

Narrative citation format: include the author's or authors' names in the sentence, with the date in brackets

e.g. Lee (2020) wrote...

e.g. Sonia Margea (2020) commented...

More in-text citation information on this guide.