For a brief time I thought about keeping my posts short and very much to the point, as Halley recommends here.
I don't like to make assumptions as to what is known and unknown to my readers. Actually, its more a matter of writing the assumptions that I make in my thoughts that is useful, it forces me to question them. Afterward, I feel more confident that I have not left a gaping hole in my argument. Since blogging is best done in the voice of the writer, I say now that I embrace my inner windbag.