In which I step away from Aid Thoughts for a while

Don't think of this as permanent

It has been over two years since Ranil and I started this blog. Initially a place to gather our thoughts on subjects we care about and find an excuse to post as many photos of Arnold Schwarzenegger as possible, it never crossed our mind that the site would one day have over 1,200 subscribers.

I’ve really, really enjoyed working on this blog. However, as you might have noticed from the lack of posting, other responsibilities are currently rearing their heads. Rather than deliver half-baked thoughts with less frequency, I’d prefer to take a break, disconnect from the development blogosphere for a while and, I don’t know, work on finishing my PhD and come up with some new ideas.

Fear not – we’re not going anywhere in the longer term, so please don’t delete us from your feed readers. Yet, don’t be surprised if things get very, very quiet in the medium to long-run (i.e. it might be a few months). I’ll keep an eye our for colleagues willing to do some guests posts, so the site doesn’t become too derelict.

If you haven’t been following us for that long, now is an excellent time to go back to our archive and check out some of the things we’ve written over the past two years. A lot of it is still relevant – plus there are more pictures of Arnold.

And thanks for reading – it’s been a lot of fun so far, and it will continue to be in the future.

PS: Follow me on Google+ if you are so inclined – I’ll try to keep the snark flowing. Also, keep an eye out (not up yet, but soon!) for a new blog from the Centre for the Study of African Economies, where I’m a research student.

PPS: I always find that in difficult times like this, when further words fail me, a little Whitesnake will always suffice:


4 thoughts on “In which I step away from Aid Thoughts for a while

  1. Lee

    October 27, 2011 at 5:11pm


    “Your comment was a bit too short. Please go back and try again.” —-> No WordPress, my comment was perfectly formed, thanks.

  2. Matt

    October 27, 2011 at 5:28pm

    Nah, this is just a secret ploy to try and get an edge on you in Google + followers.

  3. terence

    December 3, 2011 at 9:19pm

    Hi Matt,

    Thanks for all the great posts, and debate, so far. Looking forwards to reading more in the future.

    I can definitely relate to the challenges of trying to blog and finish a PhD at the same time.



  4. Nicole Vickers

    December 13, 2011 at 3:57pm

    Well, thanks for your awesome posts. Finishing a Ph.D degree does require a lot of time. Requesting your colleagues to make some guest posts would be a great idea. At least the blog will still be up-to-date.
    Goodluck Matt!

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