This morning I was politely reminded of the need to accurately cite my sources when quoting from other articles. IÂ always cite site, but do not always cite the author and date.Â I didÂ a lot of writing and citing in college, using the standard MLA style; unfortunately, I have not found a comparable standard with regards to blogs that is also quick to implement.
After some googling, I found this discussion (this one too)that covers much of what I was looking for. If I had $17.50, I would purchase the Columbia Guide to Online Style as the MLA seems to be a bit archaic, but that is my opinion.
From now on, I will (try my very best) to cite the site and author. I think that the link to the article itself should be sufficient for citing the date of publication, but understand the other side of the argument. This medium is evolving, and I am going to do my part to ensure that is maintains its credibility. Blogs move quickly by nature. Hopefully this way of citing will be sufficient.
Update: Duane Gran and I were thinking the same thing this morning, but he is more technically articulate.