I'm making it a personal goal to stop writing the parts of a post I, as a reader, tend to skip.
I read a lot of blogs. Just like every other blog reader, I skim (this is why it's important to make your posts scannable). But I've noticed lately that when reading, I often skip large portions of text entirely, like post intros and conclusions.
So then I started thinking, if my readers are probably not reading large portions of my posts, why write them in the first place?