There are different audiences for your writing.
Your present self trying to understand something new.
Your future self to whom you want to transfer the knowledge you acquired today.
Your future self needing to combine your notes into a draft and revise it into the final copy.
The receiver of your piece, in a personal or professional context. They will read it and interpret it.
The public finding your article online or on any other publication. They will have to reconstruct the context you set and make sense of your written thoughts.
All of those audiences require a different attitude and intention in your communication that are reflected in your writing and publishing workflow.