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APA Style Guide: 7th Edition

Blog Post


Author, A. A. (Year, Month followed by day). Title of blog post in sentence case: Capitalize the first word of the subtitle. Title of Blog in Mixed Case and Italics.


Shewan, D. (2015, November 8). How to write an awesome blog in 5 steps. The Wordstream Blog


  • Author, A. A. = Author's surname followed by first and middle initials, when available.
  • If no clear author is listed, replace author info with screen name, organization, or group name as it appears on the blog.

Examples of formatting an in-text citation for this item are outlined below:

Reference Information

Shewan, D. (2015, November 8). How to write an awesome blog post in 5 steps. The WordStream Blog.

In-text Citation Guidelines



Author, screen name, or organization and year of publication placed in brackets at the end of a paraphrased sentence.

Note: If you are paraphrasing from a lengthy document, also include page, paragraph or heading info. 


Consider this a paraphrased sentence (Shewan, 2015).                        


Sentence beginning with author, screen name, or organization followed immediately by date in brackets; page or paragraph # in brackets at the end of the quote.


According to Shewan (2015), "consider this a direct quote" (para. 1).

Remember, in-text citation formatting may change depending on a number of factors.

See Number of Authors, Publication Date, and Page/Paragraph Number or Heading for more information.