I've gone through and added a new widget: the top commenter's widget. I thought it would be interesting to see who comments the most. Unfortunately I don't know where to find the one I would have liked: the one J. Kaye used to have on her blog. Doesn't seem to be there anymore. Still this one's interesting to see.
At the same time, I've stripped out links to last year's challenges, and also updated the participants list for the Pre-Printing Press Challenge for this year.
Also added was a link to Sharon Kay Penman's blog under In Their Own Words, which is my list of author blogs.