Medievalist, historian of technology, student, traveller, reader, food tourist, and writer.
You are more than welcome to read what I write, whether through LJ's friends mechanism or through rss. If I wasn't willing for random strangers to read what I write, I wouldn't make public posts. That said, I'm always interested in knowing how others happened to run across my weblog. I encourage you to leave me a comment about it and introduce yourself, especially if you're going to stick around and read for a while!
Currently, I (somehow) can still manage to keep up with all the posts on my LJ Friendslist without filtering them. If I don't friend you back, it's nothing personal. I'll check in on your writing now and again anyways.