As you'll see in the sidebar, I'm sporting a new categories drop-down menu that automatically populates with my 20 most frequently used tags & provides a post count. There's a wee bit of polish required to have the menu look the way I'd like it to look, but we're working on that!!
The automatically-populating drop-down is a feature that I have long desired, and the post count is the cherry on top, enabling readers to see the relative importance of various categories as they make their selection. This added Freshblog feature is thanks to Greg, who blogs at both Vent & Speccy. He's generously allowing me to piggy-back on his scripts as a way of further testing the service.
There's a possibility (no promises... it's not my technology) that this might be more widely available at some point. If you're using the del.icio.us categories method, & you're interested in getting the functional menu on your blog, leave a comment here & I'll do what I can to hook you up!!
Many thanks to Greg. Holy cow, this must be beta-tester Friday or something!!
Update: Here's a wee bit o' the old feedback.
The drop down script pre-generates an anchor tag & so when you choose an option in the menu it takes you straight to the del.icio.us/acct/tag+tag/ page & will only show posts that are tagged w/ the anchor tag & something else. I have previously linked direct to individual tag pages & because of that I haven't used a universal tag (Freshblog, or whatever) on all my posts. Maybe I should've done that from the beginning. My logic was that if I was breaking the posts up into categories, I didn't need a global one.... This menu, though, would work more effectively for me if I did. Can I add a tag to all my posts in del.icio.us simultaneously, he asked with a laugh?