The Final Post

Note: The blog stopped but the Learn Portuguese ebooks (sidebar) are still available, and will continue to be.

I started learning about Brazil when I was 22 and started this blog when I was 27. Now I’m 32 and also no longer going back and forth to Brazil like I did between ages 24 and 31. My interest in the country and culture remains but I’m looking to keep the written expression of that interest to current and future work. Plus, since I left Brazil almost 9 months ago, readership has fallen by over 50% (note: this happened due to the Google Panda update that re-indexed all sites), going from 20K views per month to under 10K. Regardless, there’s a plethora of sources for Brazil news out there today which didn’t exist when I started. Large, US and multinational news companies (not to mention many other blogs) are covering even the smallest of occurences and cultural aspects.

After sharing 5.5 years, or 65 months, of posts, this will be my last here.

Thank you for reading!

17 thoughts on “The Final Post

  1. Que pena ! e obrigada por tuda a informaçao interesante que vc mandou pra todos nos que amamos a lìngua e cultura brasileira…. aprendi muito com seus post.
    Boa sorte!

  2. I’m an American, married to a Brasileira from Recife, Pernambuco and I’m very sad to hear the news & hope that you may reconsider. I, as do many enjoy, appreciate and learn from them.

    Can’t say why readership is down, need to give some thought but I know for sure your work is worthwhile, valued & appreciated. I ask again that you reconsider. Perhaps just write weekly or a couple times a month, etc.

    It’s a loss and sad news anytime a great English resource dries up. There are not many like this. Thank you but don’t go.


  3. I’m gutted – I read your blog avidly. I’m English and have developed a passion for Brazil, so it’s been very interesting to read how it’s been to live there from your perspective. Wishing you luck for future ventures :)

  4. Will miss your blog Adam. I’ve enjoyed following your perspective as I too live/ have lived in RJ throughout the same time period and found it interesting to compare experiences. You should write for a larger publication that covers newsworthy issues here.

  5. It’s a pitty. Although I didn’t comment on every post, I read every post in my e-mail. I’ll miss the blog! Well, thanks for the interesting posts and good luck!

  6. WOW, Adam, what a sad news. I loved receiving and reading your messages. I am certainly going to miss them. Thanks for everything. All the best to you. P.S. I will keep going back and forth!

    Cheers, Rob

    Verstuurd vanaf mijn iPad

    Op 29 aug. 2013 om 14:56 heeft “Eyes On Brazil” het volgende geschreven:

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  7. I felt a sting of sadness, but at the same happy to hear that you are going to use all your creative energy into your paid work. Thank you for having shared your findings about Brazil all these years! I wish you lots of success in your future endearments! I am looking forward to the new things you post on your film list!

  8. Hi Adam, your blog was one of the first blogs I read about Brazil. I’m gutted you’re finishing and wish you all the best. I enjoyed your last post about the independence of Brazil and found a good historical novel about Pedro I you might enjoy ‘El Imperio eres tú’ (Spanish but should be out in English). Cheers

  9. Great content shared to so many – as the interest in brazilan portuguese is growing, in many places unaware of such an enriching culture & its contribution globally. Looking forward to advice shared when available on — to reach my goal to be conversant and effectively knowledgable from very basic, ground level beginnings.

    ‘Sob Nova Direcao’ was a great reference for exposure to a lively – engaging use of the language / humor helps key phrases ‘stick’ to retain for me. We appreciate what you do Adam – to assist others along a path, now familiar – through much effort on your part, paid off as very useful to others also, thanks again.

    • Thanks! I actually have started something slightly similar, though I have yet to share it with more than a small handful of people. If you’d like to check it out and leave a comment as to what you think, it’s

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