I always feel like one should refresh the blogroll from time to time. Who you read or recommend changes as time moves onward and writers change. If I kept the same blogroll, it'd be like Heartiste's blogroll that is from 2011 and is nearly full of dead blogs (ex: OneSTDV) and has-beens (ex: Virgle Kent). A few I have added to my regular reading list are now off to the right.
Akinokure - Face to Face is a nice blog that is different. Different not just in the different take on things, but different in that it is different and varied in content and yes, even take on things. It is refreshingly varied. It is too common even in our sphere to fall into set patterns, where you know what the writer will say and in what style they will use. I enjoy his writing.
Kakistocracy is run by the fellow on Twitter "Porter". His approach to this world as an absurd spectacle is fantastic for this odd, exhausted period we are trapped in. He is skilled in his writing, and his posts appear well crafted. He is entertaining, too. If I hosted a roundtable show, I would love to have him on it for his social critique. I'd add the writer of Akinokure to that roundtable as well.
PA World and Times is a brand new blog by long time commenter in the Roissysphere, PA. I tweeted to Heartiste a year or two ago that PA was the best commenter in our corner of the web. I had been encouraging him for years to write a blog, and he finally delivered. It was well worth the wait.
I read non-stop. Blogs, essays, books you name it. I am always looking for the story behind the story, and often looking for a point of view I had not considered. On the book front, I have been digging into the writing of old State department officials. With blogs, so many come and go that one needs to replenish the weekly or daily reading list. The above writers definitely are worth checking in on once a week.