Should I close up shop & make my journal "friends only" due to recent events?
Yes. You seem sensitive, so it might be the best option for you.
No. For one thing, you are giving in, for another, people can still read your user page & mock that. Going "friends only" won't change that.
Yes & No....do most posts "friends only," but keep some more lighthearted ones public.
If you said "other," what else should I do?
Any other comments?