WordPress.com has added support for a brand new shortcode, being
[archives]. This little code snippet will output your archives, much like wp_get_archives() if you’re one of those theme-savvy stand-alone WordPress developers. Read more on the support page over at WordPress.com. It is likely this will be added to regular WordPress, either via a plugin, or as a feature in an upcoming release.
Thord Daniel Hedengren is a designer, writer, and blogger, and also the former editor of The Blog Herald. He used to be a hotshot in the gaming industry in Sweden, but sold everything and went International. Most recently he wrote a book called Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog, and does loads of kickass design.