About Me and You


That’s me! Except I don’t usually work on a couch in the forest.

For exactly 99 posts and almost two years I blogged anonymously and mysteriously as the Blog Tyrant.

My identity was a well kept secret (sort of: I told some of the original Tyrant Troops).

During that time of anonymity I grew Blog Tyrant to over 10,000 wonderful subscribers, got gigs on the net’s top blog (like Copyblogger, ProBlogger, Smart Passive Income, and more) and even got featured in a book of famous internet marketers.

But my experiment with anonymity ended in June 2012 when I became the only blogger in history to get a guest spot on a site called ViperChill. We kicked it all off with my unmasking which got over 400 comments and a lot of wonderful feedback.

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About me

My name is Ramsay Taplin and I’m from sunny (ha!) Adelaide in South Australia. I’m 27 and work full time from home and have since my early 20′s when I sold one of my fitness blogs for around $20,000. That was the starting point for me when I realized that I could make this blogging thing work.

Since that time I’ve developed other blogs and online businesses in various niches and formats to help me work from home, travel overseas each year and generally avoid a real office job. I quite like working from the couch and often tell people that I run a couch-based blogging business.

It just confuses them.

Anyway, I established Blog Tyrant to help you do the same. Blogging hasn’t made me a wealthy man but it does allow me to focus my time on things I enjoy. My goal is to just show you what works for me in the hope that it will work for you too.

I will occasionally consult with very cool businesses and individuals who want to improve their blogs and websites and use social media and online marketing to tap in to new audiences.

You can find me on Twitter, Facebook and as well.

About you (the Tyrant Troops)

Why include an about you section in my about me page?

Well, because this blog is all about helping you dominate your blog and your niche. That’s why it’s called Blog Tyrant!

I believe that a true leader gains power by giving power to others. And while I am trying to make a living with this blog, I only ever do that by offering you ideas and content that helps you grow and progress.

I honestly believe that helping others is the only way to live my life meaningfully. I always try to respond to every comment and Tweet that I get and aim to develop friendships with as many of my readers as possible.

But what I’ve come to discover is that this blog has the single best community on the planet. I call them the Tyrant Troops and on almost every post they leave hundreds of helpful comments and interact in a friendly and loving way.

The comments are often more enlightening than my articles!

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