how to cite a blog

Hey, a post from my blog is used as the example in the DK Handbook, a visual guide for English composition that looks like those visual guides to StarWars or pregnancy or whatever but deals with grammar and how to reference sources.

facsmile of a page from a book that shows a screenshot of a post in this blog as an example of a blog post

Why, though, have they put two different dates in the citation, and neither date is the date of the post? I’m guessing that the first date is wrong by mistake (5 May because of confusion about European dates – the month was 5 but they put that as the date as well?), and that the second date should have had an “Accessed” before it?

I’m thinking the correct citation would be

Rettberg, Jill Walker. “The Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs Blogs Differently to U.S. politicians.” jill/txt. 22 May 2007. Accessed 27 May 2007. <>.

Anyway, I’m enjoying being the example. Thanks to William Wend for noticing!

30. September 2010 by Jill

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