I can't believe I've been blogging for five years, but it's apparently true. Here's my first post, from January 1, 2005. Now, a couple of thousand posts and hundreds of thousands of visits later, I'm still going.
I enjoy doing this. It's a way for me to comment on things I've read, to promote the work of my friends, to support literary magazines, and to comment on matters related to the world of literature. Two mainstays of the blog attract a fair amount of attention: my comments about the New Yorker story each week, and my ranking of literary magazines based on the Pushcart Prize. This year I intend to expand the story commentary to include Harpers, and I'm also going to try to add Creative Non-fiction ranking based on the Pushcart Prizes. Otherwise, I don't expect many changes.
I hope readers continue to find something of interest here at Perpetual Folly. Comments and suggestions are always welcome.