My security policy; I tend to friend depending on what I see in a person's profile (or their journal, if their profile is blank), so please don't take it personally if your profile/journal is empty and I don't friend back.
Life is hard, and sometimes we need to vent. Sometimes when I read about other people's stress, it gets to me -- I don't know what to say, or I feel that internet hugs are trite, or I just don't have the mental energy to deal -- so I don't comment. It doesn't mean that I don't care, or that I didn't read, just that I didn't respond, and that makes me feel like a crappy friend. So, I'm adopting something that I recently saw: the pebble. kassrachel left a pebble, like this (o), in someone's journal as way of letting them know she'd been there, and that she'd read what they had to say. So, if I leave (o) in your comments, it means I read it and I'm thinking on it, but I don't know what to say.
"I celebrate myself, And what I assume you shall assume, For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you." --Walt Whitman, Song of Myself
For LJ staffers: In case of emergency, my contact info can be found as the private backdated first entry in my journal.
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