Roller 3.2 (deployed to this site earlier in the month) provides a template model that allows bloggers to add a couple site metrics to their blog. I added total # of comments and entries as an experiment to my right nav. To do this, I added the following to my weblog file in the area where I wanted it to render:
Dave just added the same(+) to the front page of blogs.sun.com:
The jury is out on whether or not this is useful information for the front page of a blog site, but it gets my vote because the total # of Sun bloggers is a frequently asked for bit of data and frequently mentioned in the blogosphere. What do you think?
Another cool thing you may have noticed on blogs.sun.com is I recently added Arabic to the available languages on Jonathan’s blog in preparation for the first entry translated into Arabic — it should show up this week thanks to Tim, Chris, Waleed, and a cast of other folks!