Note: I usually only friend people whom I have met in real life. There are exceptions, but they are pretty rare, so don't be insulted just because I'm not reciprocating! :-)
I use a separate news reading software to follow people's journals, so I actually follow a different set of journals than my friends list. There's some people on my reading list that I have not met in person (and thus aren't listed here), and there are some people listed here that I do not read their journal.