Answered By: Jennifer Harris
Last Updated: Sep 27, 2018     Views: 124

A weblog—or blog—is a category of website that has evolved to include dated entries and dated comments.

Citing a blog post

Per the MLA Handbook 8th edition: “Comments posted on web pages are usually dated. If an article, a comment, or other source on the Web includes a time when the post was last modified, include the time along with the date.” Also, "A blog network may be considered the publisher of the blog.”

General format for an individual blog post:

Author (Last name, First initial.) “Article Title or Individual Page.” Blog Title. Name of the Publisher. Month, Day, Year, URL


White, Lori. “The Newest Fad in People Helping People: Little Free Pantries.” Upworthy, Cloud Tiger Media, 3 Aug. 2016.

Nye, Bill. "Dinosaurs & Space - and Biology, Physics, Chemistry, and Planets: These are a Few of Our Favorite Things." Your Place in Space. The Planetary Society, 2016 Mar. 15,

NOTE: According to page 42 of the MLA Handbook, the publisher name may be left out if it isn't given or it is the same as the title. 

More Information:

For further help please contact the Wolak Learning Center at 603.645.9606 (UC Students) and Online Writing Center at 866.721.1662 (Online/COCE Students) for assistance with citing a blog.


his information is intended to be a guideline, not expert advice. Please be sure to speak to your professor about the appropriate way to cite a blog in your class assignments and projects.​


The Modern Language Association of America. (2016). MLA Handbook. New York: Modern Language Association of America.

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