On Friday I noticed both bars were gone: RSS was replaced with a message - something about "cannot find server, please check URL" and the other PR widget displayed a little spinning circle we usually usually recognize as "buffering".
These situations are as a result of Google (which owns PostRank, in case ya didn't know) changing the way it gives PageRank love to blogs and websites. Since Google/Blogspot's "Popular Posts" widget is almost the same, I decided it presented a much better showcase than lists of ranking posts. So they are gone. At least for now. And maybe forever.
That brings us to this:
PAGES is a feature that has been missing from Blogger/Blog*spot since the platform's debut - it is now offered as part of the blogging package - as you can see, I invented my own workaround about 5 years ago - the additional "pages" will be devoted to special topics and features, beginning with "The Hunger Games."
Obviously, I am aiming for a "niche" audience - and have chosen to go this route rather than creating a whole new blog.
As with all experiments on this blog, the added feature could be deleted at any time. Join me in a little adventure - we'll see what happens and I will chronicle the results on this blog.
AS ALWAYS - YOUR thoughts / comments / reactions / suggestions are welcome!