Gone! Friends I'd made along the way, interesting blogs I found circuitously, stuff like that. I didn't Follow each one and I didn't add each one to my Reader list, they only existed in that sidebar. And now they're wiped out.
To rectify this in the short term, I've added the blogs I follow from Google Reader. Already I have recollections of other blogs I'm now missing and if I were a better person I'd know how to find them again. (I also discovered several blogs that are no longer updated, indeed, don't exist at all. Cleaned those out.) I'm wondering if I can find a cached copy of my blog in, like, Internet Archive or something. Maybe that'll show all the places I linked to. I don't want to lose all those blogs!
I liked them!