You Won’t Believe What Happens Next

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Almost eight years ago I registered a domain name with the hope of building a “hub” for bloggers and maybe writing about a few things I’d learned through blogging and online marketing.

I had absolutely no idea how that one website would end up changing my life forever.

And it’s with all those memories in mind (good and bad) that I write this post with some with some very garbled emotions.

Firstly, I am absolutely thrilled to let you know what’s about to happen here on Blog Tyrant – it’s going to be massive and very exciting to watch! On the other hand, however, I’m a little sad to let you know that this will be my last ever post.

A lot changes over eight years.

One of those changes for me was realizing that I had taken Blog Tyrant as far as I could and that the extraordinary community (more on you in a second!) deserves something better, something more regular, and someone with a lot more expertise.

And with that I’m happy to announce that Blog Tyrant has been acquired by serial entrepreneur, WordPress expert, and all round good guy, Syed Balkhi from WPBeginner, who is going to take this site to incredible new heights.

Aside from WPBeginner, Syed is also the co-founder of popular WordPress plugins like OptinMonster, WPForms, and MonsterInsights.

I’m taking some time to reach out to people personally and express my gratitude, so I’m not going to do a long list here.

But it would be insane of me not to mention the wonderful, bizarre, patient and, above all, generous community here on Blog Tyrant who have left well over 20,000 comments.

You made this blog what it is.

Thank you.

Please continue that tradition now and give Syed a huge welcome. Stick around because I can assure you that this site is only going to get better.

You won’t believe what happens next…

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Ramsay from Blog Tyrant


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  • Glen Allsopp

    I’m not going to lie, I’m on my phone but I was about to settle in for a long read of your blogging journey and the highs and lows.

    That said, I know most of your story so you are forgiven ;-).

    This is bitter sweet for me. It will be very strange to have the world of blogging without you in it, but I know what amazing things you have in your future.

    Thanks for letting me be a small part of your journey, Ramsay.

    Best of luck to Syed on continuing what you’ve built here!

  • Darren Rowse

    Congratulations again mate. So excited for you and Syed!

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  • Mr. KingsHOK

    Thanks a lot Ramsey for being the guard through my blogging life. I started blogging because i read how you started and today i am one of those bloggers that earns something online with the skills with learned from Blog Tyrant.

    Enjoy your next stage of life though

  • Okonkwo Henry K

    As a student of computer science i have learned a lot from you sir. Keep it up un your next stage of life

  • Liton Biswas

    Hi Ramsay,
    I’m a regular reader of Blog Tyrant and a fan of you.

    So, it is a little bit difficult for me to let you go.

    However, wish you a better future.

    I’m also a fan of Syed Balkhi and welcoming him.

  • Benjamin Houy

    I am both sad to see you are moving on to another project and excited to see what will happen next.

    Best of luck for your next project!

  • Scott Kindred

    Hard to believe it’s been 8 years since I started coming around here! 😉

    I have nothing but gratitude to express to you for all that you put into this blog and the immeasurable impact your knowledge and friendship have made on me and my business. Thank you. You’re one of the good guys, Ramsay!

    I am looking forward to what you have next.

  • Ramesh Joshi

    Thank you sir, I learning from your blog, and I am getting much results. Very thank you

  • Ryan Keiner

    :O Woah! Wasn’t expecting that! Congrats Ramsay.

    It’ll be hard to say goodbye to Blog Tyrant as it is today – so simple and clean. But, if I’ve learned anything from you over the past two years of reading, it’s that you’re a man with a plan. Thanks for all the beautifully written knowledge you’ve shared.

    I’m really excited to see what happens next!

    Best wishes man.

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  • Fred Parker

    Congrats to Ramsay for 8 charming years to make this awesome blog.
    Welcome to Syed to exciting word of blogtyrant!
    Hopefully, we will see more exciting tips, tricks and get knowledge from Syed as usually we are getting from Ramsay.

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  • Marc

    Congrats Ramsay. Best of luck in whatever is next for you.

  • Kat Lewis

    That’s the way it’s supposed to go: You do your thing, do it well, and know when it’s time to pass the torch. Though I’m sad to say “good-bye” to Blog Tyrant as I know it, I know Syed will bring great things to our community.

    Welcome to Syed, looking forward to the future. And Ramsay, best to you and whatever you have up your sleeve for the future !

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    hello, I am one of the regular users of your website. I love all your posts. thanks for posting something new than others.

  • Gaman

    I’ve just started reviving my blog and encountered your blog a few weeks ago. So this comes as a surprise

    I am also a recent frequent visitor to WPBeginners so it would be interesting to see what route this blog will take.

    (Can’t help but wonder how much this blog was sold for.. 🙂 Anyway good luck! )

  • Kritesh Abhishek

    Congratulations Ramsay. Happy to hear this news.
    But, I’m also little sad because you won’t be writing any more at blog tyrant. I’ve enjoyed all your blogs and the strategies that you shared within. Thank you for sharing all those amazing posts. Cheers.

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  • amy

    Wwhhaaattt??? Oh no :(. I may not be vocal on this site, but this blog is one of my “go to’s” for the inspiration, knowledge, & wonderful sense of community amongst your readers. Not gonna lie, this news makes me very, very sad. Your words will be greatly missed by this girl Ramsay! Take care & best wishes.

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  • Wajahath Ali

    Hey Ramsay,

    Will miss your unique voice, I still remember your unveiling to the Blog Tyrant audience like it was yesterday. I hope to see more updates from you on twitter.

    All the best!

  • Matt

    I think this may be the shortest “goodbye” post I’ve ever read. I can’t help, but think “wow, that’s it!?” Sorry to hear that you’ve decided to move on Ramsey. I hope it’s on to another blog…

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      Yeah, my thought too.
      Kinda, sold the blog, see y’all.

  • Joe

    I have been following your blog for long but has never commented before.After seeing this goodbye post i couldnt wait.Your blog had a unique simplicity and style.Your posts had really been an inspiration for many newbies like me.
    The news came as a surprise but i hope Syed would be able to take blogtyrant to further heights.I hope you are moving on to another blog.Will wait for your updates on twitter

  • Justin

    Thanks for all your help, ideas and suggestions over the years. Good luck with your next stage of life.

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