My blogroll used to be right there on the sidebar, between the baseboard tutorial and the photo of Winnie. Now it's not on the page, and the widget is gone from my template. Poof. Gone.
I saw a notation on a Google product forum about engineers working on a fix. I couldn't tell if this was a real answer or a canned reply. I used the Internet Wayback Machine to pull up a recently-cached copy of my blog so I can at least write down what I had there, which I have done ... because I just know that I'm gonna have to recreate it.
In the meantime, it's gonna be hard for me to easily keep up with all the latest stuff on my favorite blogs. Thanks, Google.
(This post looks odd because I'm on my iPad, out of town, doing fun stuff for the next few days. The Blogger iPad app doesn't let me do pretty stuff like I can do with my PC. I have a recommendation for a different app, which I will test drive soon, and let you know how it goes.)
Edited to add: Though my Blogroll itself vanished without a trace, the Blog List widget is still available when you click 'Add a Widget' to your blog's layout. I did this to add the blogroll back to my sidebar, and now I'm rebuilding my list. It looks as if I'm about halfway finished as of this morning, 10/5/16.