Done. I also added navigation to the next/ previous set of entries when there are too many of them.
I just ran thru this thread and I wonder if the Blog Portlet is read and available for use....
it depends on what you want to do. If you are only looking for a portlet to display a feed, I'd recommend the JBossNews portlet from PortletSwap (http://labs.jboss.com/portal/portletswap/downloads/portlets/miscellaneous). The Labs Blog portlet works in a similar way, only is customized for our needs.
A real Blog portlet (with an admin UI and a store) is in final stages of development.