How to cite a blog post in APA
To cite a blog post in a reference entry in APA style 6th edition include the following elements:
- Author of the blog post: Give the last name and initials (e. g. Watson, J. D.) of up to seven authors with the last name preceded by an ampersand (&). For eight or more authors include the first six names followed by an ellipsis (…) and add the last author's name.
- Date of publication: Give the year, month and day in brackets followed by a full stop, e.g. (2019, June 13).
- Title of the blog post: Only the first letter of the first word and proper nouns are capitalized.
- URL: Give the full URL of the web page including the protocol (http:// or https://).
Here is the basic format for a reference list entry of a blog post in APA style 6th edition:
.(Date of publication). Title of the blog post [Weblog post]. Retrieved from URL
Take a look at our reference list examples that demonstrate the APA style guidelines in action:
A blog post with one author from a popular digital platform
2018, December 11). Google's Change the Game initiative is turning girls into game developers [Weblog post]. Retrieved from https://hellogiggles.com/lifestyle/google-play-change-the-game-girls-gaming/. (
A blog post with one author from a science platform
2019, February 18). Why we should think twice about colonizing space [Weblog post]. Retrieved from http://nautil.us/blog/-why-we-should-think-twice-about-colonizing-space. (