A 43T friend has recommended the blog Lifehacker to me twice now, and I have to say, it's just an all-around great resource for keeping up with new and cool web stuff. Here are a few posts relevant to blogging: a comparison of blogging software and how to start a blog.
The posts mostly have links to other people's sites. In other words, it's something like this blog would be were it ever to grow up, and then some. Another cool thing is that the editor and one of the two associate editors are women. I see that editor Gina Trapani is a freelance writer and web programmer. I think she's my new hero, and I hope she's well compensated for Lifehacker.com!