The other reason that I've avoided a bunch of smaller more focused entries is that I have a lot I want to say during the course of a given day, and a thousand reasons to say it. This means that I'm not going to reduce my output, because the more writing you do the better feel you get for it. I think that my journal writing has certainly improved since I've been writing regularly again, and it does transfer over into my fiction. I didn't want to spam people's friends pages with five to eight entries a day. I figured that a large overly complicated post that was easy to skip would be simpler. Nobody wants to see 8 little Bert heads chomping on babies on their 20 person friends list, and I don't want anyone to have to deal with the choice between defriending (which I don't really care about, but some people see as a huge slap in the face) and having me take over their page. The thing is, I shouldn't care. People can read, not read, come by on occasion, study intently, whatever they want.
Therefore, for the next week, I'm going to keep every entry to one topic, or a couple of closely related topics. They'll be more numerous, shorter, and hopefully both more readable and more interesting. This is a writing experiment. I hope it goes well.