I'm a 30-something all-too-infrequently published writer of speculative fiction (mostly horror and dark fantasy with comic elements) who makes a day-to-day living as a web developer and Linux guy at a large public University. I'm happily married with no kids and six cats. I read a lot, write a lot, get weird ideas in my head, and frequently post political polemics without thinking enough about the issues involved. Generally I'm a pretty liberal guy, but you may spot a conservative element or two if you pay close enough attention.
Everyone else has a "friending policy". Why not me?
Generally, I'll add someone to my friends list if I enjoy reading what they have to say or if I know them personally. I don't expect reciprocal adds; I mean, if you don't enjoy what I have to say then why bother adding me to your friends list? I may take someone off my friends list if they haven't posted in forever, but if I do it's not to be taken as an insult or anything, just an indication that you haven't posted anything in a long time. Drop me a line if you're still around.
I read my flist frequently. I don't always comment, though. If I haven't commented, it doesn't mean I haven't read what you had to say and thought about it, just that I don't have anything interesting to say on the topic.