Mark Bernstein’s experiment on simulating blogger behaviour. He has created 600 artificial bloggers (in software) and is checking out impact of various factors on bloggers. Initial conclusions: “Responsible webloggers need to avoid getting into a rut of reading and citing the same sites all the time. Reading widely, and changing your weblogging habits often, are the best ways to keep your own weblog and the entire weblog community fresh and lively.”
It’s a good point. Even while blogging, we all get into a comfort zone — the same blogs, the same look, “friends”. This needs to change every once in a while — we need to expose ourselves to new ideas, like reading a new book. Since blogging mirror our interests, it means bloggers need to come out with innovative new thoughts every once in a while to avoid becoming repititive.