Blog posts and comments

You may need to consult more than one section to accurately represent the source used (eg. number of authors and source descriptions)

Format for in-text citation

In-text citation example which the surprising benefits of practice are recounted (Throwcase 2017).


O'Donnell discusses the implications of changing research discipline (2016) ...

Comment on a blog post

(@neverpractice, February 7, 2017 [3:08 a.m.], comment on Throwcase 2017)


...@neverpractice (February 7, 2017 3:08 a.m.) commented on the post (Throwcase 2017) that practice is over-rated.

Format for reference list

Elements, punctuation & capitalisation

Citations of blog posts may be included as in-text citations and omitted from the reference list, however they should be included if they form a critical part of your research, or if they are frequently cited. Check with your lecturer if you are unsure.

Author of entry. Year. "Title of post." Title of blog (blog). Month, day and year of post. URL.

Reference list example

Throwcase. 2017. "Hard Part Easier After Practice, Says Man." Throwcase (blog), January 23, 2017.


O'Donnell, Jonathan. 2016. "Changing Disciplines." The Research Whisperer, December 6. Accessed February 6, 2017.

Style notes for this reference type

  • See Manual 14.208, 15.51 and Turabian 19.5.2.
  • A blog is a category of website that includes dated entries and dated comments.
  • Include author's names as they appear, including pseudonyms.
  • The title of a blog should be italicised; titles of blog entries (similar to articles in a periodical) should be in quotation marks.
  • If the blog title doesn't make it clear that the source is a blog, add the word "blog" in brackets after the title.
  • A blog that is part of a larger publication (i.e Times) should also include the name of that publication in italics after the blog title (Manual 14.208).
  • Cite comments on posts in parentheses only. Use the commenter's name as it is listed and include the date and time of the comment. Some of this information may be weaved into the text. See Manual 15.51 and Turabian 19.5.2.
  • Citations of website content are often only included in the text, however if they form a critical part of your research or are frequently cited, they may be included in your bibliography. Check with your lecturer if you are unsure.

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