Now, almost everyone on my friends list is someone I actually know, or at least have met. There are a few exceptions - when I come across someone whose writing is particularly compelling. And there are a couple of people whom I've never met, but with whom I have mutual friends.
Reading through the list tonight, there were a couple of people that I might know, or know of, and who are friends of friends. Currently working on finding out who they are to see if I want to add to my reading time. ;)
But there are a couple of people on my friends-of list who appear to have added me Just Because. This always fascinates me. My journal is mostly a what's up with my current life sort of thing, filled with the trivialities of day-to-day living. So, it always kind of amazes me that "perfect strangers" would be interested enough to read it.