Recently a number of communities I have been watching have become friend-locked. I understand their reasons for doing so. However, to join same of these communities you have to be "active". The requirements vary from community to community but some of them do not like a person to have a blank journal. I guess they want to make sure I am a real person or have a true interst in their community. Posting to a journal takes time and I do not have much free time. only 1-3 hours a day and 3 is only if I am lucky. I like to do things I enjoy during my free time. Socializing online is not something I enjoy or find relaxing, hence; the reason my journal has been empty for so long. I have already been rejected from joining one of my favorite communities. I'm sad to not be able to follow them anymore. Might try to join again sometime later if time allows but I only see my free time getting shorter due to work situations. The company I work for may not fill a position that will open up next year. That means our department over the course of the last two years will have gone from 18 employees to 6 employees.