I must admit your posts can be humorous. However, for me, my attention to detail when working with a horse tends to transmit to, and occasionally cause conflict, with all parts of my life. I guess some things are meant to go unnoticed.
I understand it is a risk you take with how you approach the posting of your already written articles. If it had been me, and I wanted to share my work, I would have let the readers know the background behind the work. To put yourself in the moment with the reader makes it far more interesting to the reader, it puts the situation in "real life", something they can go through with you. Unfortunately, you also put a little more of your integrity on the line, as some people may take the feeling as being guinnea pigs with you being the scientist. Its like watching a scary movie with someone who already knows the ending, it just loses something. Being on the other end of the computer, you could easily take the place of your former self in the stories without anyone noticing, granted that you don't take forgranted the acuity of your readers.
You also take into account the reader that you are searching for. If you are looking for an audience, or if you are looking to enlighten, advise, spark an interest to ask a question, any of those readers you will get here. Then again, you will also get the other reader, the type of reader who has already been there, the type that will question what you write and may very well know the end of the story already. As for me, I specialize in problem horses, solving problems both mental and physical. To do this properly, classical training takes a large part in the physical realm of rehabilitating a horse. What a lot of people miss is that we have to balance the mental and the physical to truly get the desired result. I have been taught to solve problems from the beginning, find out where that first little catch is and fix it there. Sometimes, this tends to spill out of the horse world and into everyday life.
I still tell many stories of horses from my past, each and every horse has taught me and helped me to become the horse person I am today. I could go on and on about the one eyed quarter horse mare that I showed in hunters as a child. That was then, I would present it as then. I appreciate you sharing your experiences, but as with horses, I believe that complete honesty from you will result in consistency, with consistency, we find leadership. If you want people to believe your words, they have to trust that what you say is the truth. In your case here, the story very well may be true, but the rest of us aren't going through it with you if you already know the end result.