Since I started reading blogs at 6 months into my PhD program, I've gained some valuable insights from my favorite blogs.
An exhaustive list would only lure you into getting more clutter into your information stream - so here are my 10 favorites (in no particular order)
1. Happy Science
Cheek-in-tongue blog on science, social media, and pharma-research. If the thought of seeing your make-up under a microscope makes you giggle, don't hesitate and head to Happy Science.
This blog reads like a magazine, with a wide range of topics that I enjoy reading very much. You particularly might like the "Doctoral Confessions" series.
3. The Dutch PhD Coach
I was planning to drop the link to Arjenne's "Louter Promoveren" blog in Dutch when I discovered there is now an English offspring too. Great content - these articles might as well come from a book with advice on the PhD process.
4. Only a model
A website and blog by a fellow PhD student in Structural Engineering. Interesting posts on finite element modeling, workflow processes and academic teaching.
5. Dr Sustainable
Only about a month old, this blog has managed to provide some great content and a lively forum with comments. I have high expectations of seeing more interesting content coming up here.
6. Get a life, PhD
Combining a career in academia with a family, and still finding time for yourself? I enjoy reading this blog while wondering how my future self will relate to these issues.
Life- and studyhacking for graduate students - with contributions from a large authorship.
8. Matt Might's blog
While the computer science in there is all Greek to me, the articles on graduate school and productivity are very much worth reading.
With a wealth of wisdom on academic writing in its archives, this blog also provides a Weekly Wisdom sections on Everything You Wanted to Know in Academia.
10. Thesis Whisperer
We don't need to introduce this one, right?