I have a similar question.
Have edited site.master to display the menu bar at the top which includes the 'archive' link. However, what I wish to do is show the most recent posts BUT also be able to have a list of teh categories on teh side so that viewers can read most recent posts
OR click on a category to see all posts in a paticular category.
If this is not possible then I'd like to make the 'Archive" page teh default page when loaded.