I've recently implemented Asides in my blog's theme using the sidebar variant as explained in this codex page: http://codex.wordpress.org/Adding_Asides
I'd like to fancy it up a bit though. I'm configured to show 7 articles on the main page. If there are 3 asides in that time frame, then I show 4 articles and the 3 asides. Gets a bit awkward looking if I have 7 asides...
What I'd really like to do is figure out how to show my 7 articles in the main loop (which excludes my asides category) and show a fixed number of asides in the sidebar.
Yes I've searched. Perhaps I missed something obvious, but the solutions I found didn't seem to quite get me to where I wanted to be.