Why friends only, you ask? Because I don't want certain people I know only in real life to stumble upon my journal. That doesn't necessarily mean I don't want you, dear reader, to stumble upon it and read all the angsty goodness within.
The way it goes is this: Add me or comment here if you're interested. More often than not, I'll add you back. New friends are good, seriously! Most of the time, I only boot people off if they either (a) creep me out, (b) piss me off, or (c) annoy the living hell out of me. Rarely, I make cuts because things don't work out, and yeah, that happens from time to time.
BUT!! I do not cut people based solely on the fact that they don't comment. It'd be nice to hear from you from time to time, but unlike some LJers, I will not cut you if you're not a comment whore.
Also, don't be put off by the fact that this is friends only. Several of my friends lock their journals down, but like them, I'm likely to add people who add me. I know that this can be a bit discouraging, but like I said, just go ahead and leave a comment or add me and I'll try to return the favor.