How to Cite a Blog Comment in APA

Citing a blog comment in APA style requires careful consideration and attention to detail to accurately attribute the comment to its author.


Firstly, it’s important to identify the elements required for citing a blog comment in APA style. These elements include the author’s name, the date of the comment, the title of the comment, the title of the blog post, and a link to either the comment itself or the blog post. Let’s break down each component and examine how it should be formatted.

  • Author’s Name: Identify the individual who authored the comment, utilizing the format presented within the comment itself, whether it be a real name or a username. This ensures accurate attribution of the comment’s source.
  • Date of Publication: Include the publication date of the comment in the format Year, Month Day, also enclosed in parentheses. This provides readers with the temporal context of the comment’s creation.
  • Blog Comment: Include the title of the comment or the first 20 words of the comment. This encapsulates the essence of the comment’s content, offering readers insight into its relevance.
  • Title of the Post: Include ‘Comment on the blog post’ followed by the full title of the post enclosed in square brackets after the comment. This clarifies the context of the comment within the broader discussion of the blog post.
  • Blog Name: Include the name of the blog where the comment was posted in italics. This helps contextualize the comment within the specific platform or community to which it belongs.
  • Link to the Comment or Blog Post: Ideally, provide a direct link to the comment itself. However, if a direct link is not available, link to the blog post where the comment was made. This enables readers to easily access the original source for further examination and reference.

How to Cite a Blog Comment in APA


TurboSports2024. (2024, May 15). The analysis of athlete performance data sheds light on the efficacy of training regimens for elite competitors [Comment on the blog post “Maximizing athletic performance through data analysis”]. Sports Science Insights.
Author. (Year, Month Day). Comment title or up to the first 20 words of the comment [Comment on the blog post “Blog post title”]. Name of Blog. URL

Use Sentence Case for Blog Comment & Title of the Post: When citing a blog comment in APA format, ensure that both the blog comment itself and the title of the post are written in sentence case. This means capitalizing only the first word of the comment and the title, along with any proper nouns or relevant abbreviations. Adhering to this formatting style maintains consistency and readability throughout your citation.

Title Case for Blog Name: When citing the name of the blog in APA format, use title case, capitalizing the first letter of each major word. This includes nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs. By applying title case to the blog name, you create a visually appealing and professional citation that conforms to APA style guidelines while accurately representing the source from which the comment originates.

Verify the Author’s Identity: Before citing a blog comment in APA format, ensure that you accurately identify the author’s name or username as it appears in the comment. This may require checking the commenter’s profile or using the name provided within the comment itself. Accuracy in attribution enhances the credibility of your citation.

Evaluate Credibility and Authority: Assess the credibility and authority of the blog comment and its author before including it in your research or writing. Consider factors such as the author’s expertise, the reliability of the blog platform, and the relevance of the comment to your topic. Citing comments from reputable sources and authors strengthens the validity of your argument and enhances the overall quality of your work.

Check for Updates or Revisions: Blog comments, like other online content, can be subject to updates or revisions over time. Before citing a blog comment in APA format, ensure that you are referencing the most current version of the comment. This may involve revisiting the blog post and verifying if any changes have been made to the comment since your initial viewing. Staying up-to-date ensures the accuracy and relevance of your citation.


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Hannah Berry (Ph.D.)

Hannah Berry has lectured at several colleges and teaches at the WEA. Besides publishing extensively, she has taught citation skills and written multiple style guides.

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