The blogroll is a human powered recommendation of blogs, so here’s my human power, aka organic intelligence, for you:
Jason Kottke, the urfather of blogging

Elizabeth Burnam
A writer by profession and a poet by nature

Scripting News
From Daver Winer, inventor of RSS

Julia Evans
Software developer from wonderful Montreal

Matt Mullenweg
Mister WordPress (that powers 30% of the web)

Ross Baker
A developer from the Midwest