Thing is I tend to write at a pretty high level sometimes. When you're writing for the Web, it's good to use shorter sentences. I tend to get long winded. Sometimes a sentence just won't end. Thoughts just flow and I just let it come. If I spend too much time on figuring out the simplest way to say something, I lose track of my train of thought. I've been using a tool to quickly identify super long sentences. Anything that drags down readability I'm sure to edit now.
It's not so much that I'm trying to break down my work to a fifth to eighth grade reading level. That's what is suggested by many Web writing experts. Even as I was reading over articles from late 2014 and early to mid 2015, I was having trouble. My overall ideas were fine and my organization was OK. But I rarely used subheadings, which a lot of Web readers love. Heck I need them to scan over what I might want to reshare.
This new focus on making my work easier to scan, at least for articles, should make for a much better experience across everything I write. For my random stuff I probably won't use headings or focus on SEO. That sort of goes against the nature of a random blog. But I still will work on sentence structure. It's not that I'm writing incorrectly. I just need to simplify my run on thoughts into more digestible chunks.