When people delete me--particularly people who added me first and requested to be added--it really, really irritates me. I suspect the primary reason for deletion is that I don’t comment enough. There are a number of people who don’t regularly comment on my entries, but I don’t remove them from my friends list. I still feel a special sort of “closeness” to them by reading about their personal lives and feelings daily. So, it’s hard not to be a little offended by being removed after emotionally investing yourself into a person’s life.I know that some people lead busy lives, and I completely understand. Anyone who reads my journal knows that I’m constantly stressing out over my workload. My busy life sometimes makes it difficult for me to comment on entries. Sometimes, I’m not sure what to say at all. But because I suffer through the same difficulties, I don’t expect someone else to be able to comment frequently on my journal. I know people lead busy lives. But when I do have the time, I reciprocate and comment. And despite the enormity of people on my friends list, I read every one of your entries. There, are, of course, exceptions. This weekend, I was at shakespeario’s uncle’s house for Mardi Gras and I didn’t have the time to catch up on your entries. But on a daily basis, you can be rest assured that I’m reading your journal entries--even if no one else is.