Is it usual, I wonder, for every single person on my (short but distinguished) friend list to be (ostensibly) a lass?
11 out of 11 friends on Plurk and 9 out of 10 of my blog followers too.
I wonder why that is.
And while we're on the subject of friends, I'm still finding the whole 'right time to be-friend' people thing somewhat trying. When I first arrived inworld, I was young(er) and naive(r) and whenever I met anyone and exchanged more than two sentences I offered friendship. Multiple rejections and whole lot of blog reading on etiquette later I am now more tentative, but perhaps overly so.
Obviously it's a really useful tool to know when people you might want to talk to are online. It saves playing IM tag until eventually you send one and don't get the 'this person is offline...' thing thrown back at you. And there truly are people whose blogs I read, whose plurks I share, who read and comment here too, that I'd love to meet in SL. So many interesting and funny people.
And some of them are blokes too!