I guess I have a question about adding friends. I have discussed this a bit with gryphons_holeabout this but I still have a few concerns. I will read a journal entry and see a comment and friend the poster. Then from their entry I will friend one or two of their commenters. Should or do I need to ask permission first to friend someone? Or should I send a little note, "Hi I thought I would like to follow your journal for a while... thanks". Or is it OK to friend and un-friend journals and just lurk for a while? Maybe I am just being too anal-retentive about this LJ thing.