Okay - how does this make any sense? I decided to venture out and ask someone who has similar interests to me if they'd add me as a friend, so that I could share their journal. The reply I received back was that they were suspicious of me as I was new and had only communities as friends. Now I ask - how would someone new ever gain friends if this is the only attitude out there? Was I supposed to come into this with a pre-established group of 'friends'?
Ah well, journaling and communities for me I guess. Silly me for thinking this is about sharing.