WordPress.com have rolled out the sticky post feature, said to debut in WordPress 2.7 due in November. This new features let you check a “Stick this post to the front page” box on a per post basis, which will keep the post up top, even if you publish something else after it. Screenshots and more in the announcement post, but you could give it a go yourself if you’ve got a WordPress.com blog, of course.
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.