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would I just use Disallow: /blog/author/ and Disallow: /blog/tag/ in the robots.txt file?Yes, that's correct; which ever works towards your needs.
The problem with disallowing the pages you don't want to index is that robots will follow links from one part of your site to another. So you can tell Google not to crawl your /tag/ directories but that does not prevent them from being indexed.