Newb Question On Weight Painting

When I am weight painting my brush is only alowing me to do a tiny dot at a time. I have opacity, Weight and Size at full yet still I am only painting dot by dot. How can I get the ring around the circle (which seems to have disapeared), If I continue at this rate ill have finished my rigging by 2010 christmas.
Thank You

It sounds like you’ve made the brush size (the circle) very small. Increase its size by using your scroll wheel or pressing + on your numeric keypad.