Blogger announced today that two gadgets have graduated from the experimental "Blogger in Draft" status to full-on gadgets. These are Popular Posts and Blog’s Stats. They can now be added to any blog from the Gadget Directory.
"Both of these gadgets take advantage of the traffic data that is being collected by Blogger Stats and provide an easy way for you to pass that info on to the readers of your blog," says Blogger’s Brett Wiltshire.
The Popular Posts gadget finds and displays a blog’s posts that have the most pageviews, allowing the blogger to choose whether to display image thumbnails or post snippets in addition to the post title. The blogger can also choose the time window to be used for calculating pageviews and the number of posts they want displayed.
The Blog’s Status gadget shows pageview data for the blog, and includes various configuration options, styles, and display options. You can choose from all time, the past 30 days or the past 7 days as the time window for pageviews.
Both gadgets were released in Blogger in Draft last month and have undergone tweaks based on feedback since. They can be added to a Blogger blog by clicking "add a gadget" from the Design | Page Elements tab.