Limiting the entries in the Blog dropdown

The dropdown gets really long. Now, there's a scroll issue that should be handled.
But since BlogIt places everything into one group by default and doesn't archive, the pagelist of the group gets loooooong.

Partial solution: limit viewable entries in dropdown to current month.

Via pagelist, or dropdown:

(:pagelist title=Blog group=Blog name=Blog,{(ftime fmt="%Y-%m")}*,-RecentChanges,-GroupAttributes :)
* (:bdropdown title=Blog group=Blog name=Blog,{(ftime fmt="%Y-%m")}*,-RecentChanges,-GroupAttributes :)%list class=nav%

Original markup:

* (:bdropdown title=Blog group=Blog name=-RecentChanges,-GroupAttributes  :) %list class=nav%

Adapted from notes at Cookbook:XESBlog-Talk.

Manually adding entries to dropdown

I'd like it if there could be pages added to the dropdown at a specific location.
You can include them by defining the name, I suppose. But then they are sorted. And since numbers appear before letters, in the blog it's screwed up.

Actually, I should be displaying the BlogIt names, and sorting by date. Is that possible? It would be entrytitle if exists; title, otherwise...

Blog Tags

I should look into Cookbook:ListCategories, as well as Cookbook:XESBlog