...to all of you who've sent me friend requests over these last few months on Orkut/FB. I've already denied some and will deny all the others from people I've never met because:
1. I barely spend any time on either apart from using the FB status update as a form of Twitter.
2. I stopped adding people I don't know off the 'net -- I stopped nearly a year ago because it just felt very pseudo from my side. I'm there to keep in touch with the people I know. Friends I make elsewhere.
So it really is nothing against you as such. But really, if all I know of you is a link in my stat counter, it's difficult for me to know if I can let you into more trusted circles. My concept of privacy is a little weird no doubt (given the quality of this blog) but I find it weird adding people when I don't even know who they are (say they blog anonymously or are lurkers).
You see, I'm getting old after all. I do hope you understand.