While I understand the necessity of readability piece in a blog, when something is assignment-based, the practical application piece of 'readability' will be something I set aside until I need to personalize it. I try to know who my audience is and write things that may be of interest to them.
I must say that several of us have taken our Facebook accounts, Twitterized them (used our status like a Tweet), used mashups, photo manipulators, added links, videos, articles, and quizzes, many of which are in this Thing. We all seemed to recognize the "Twitterizing" of our FB status on the same day, and when we discussed it, we all agreed that it's a version of one-stop shopping. Dont'cha just love how we can verb things on the spot? ;-)