I already posted about this at http://wordpress.org/support/topic/459#post-226335
All apologies for the double-entry, but it seems that that thread isn't getting much love, and it doesn't exactly describe what I want, either.
I'm seriously considering switching over to wp from b2evo. This is a big deal for me, since I've made a ton of hacks and mods for b2evo (and even contributed code to the project.) So, I could perhaps get in trouble for even posting here ;P (Of course, if I cared that much, I wouldn't use my real name.)
It seems that I can use categories in WP to do *almost* anything that multiple blogs gets me, and the system seems to be a bit more extensible. Also, the next version of b2evo might make all my previous mods incompatible anyhow. (At the very least, it will mean that I'll have to refactor a LOT of the things that I've done.) And the ease of the custom permalink system in WP makes my mouth water. I love it.
However, there is one feature that b2evo has that is truly useful and is keeping me using it: a true Linkblog. If someone can make a plugin or hack that does this, then you've got me.
Here's the way it works:
A Linkblog is a "blog" (or top-level category) that just contains links. All the posts in that category have a URL attached to them. In the sidebar of the blog, you show each post title as a link to the post URL. You also show a link to go to the post permalink, where a reader can leave comments, read what you have to say about the page that you're linking to, etc. Check out http://isaacschlueter.com/links for an example.
Also, a linkblog is typically sorted by category in the sidebar, not by date (although b2evo makes this highly customizable with just a teensy bit of tweaking.)
Is there some way to make this happen? Maybe you could load a second blog object (or whatever the equivalent is in WP) and display
<a href="<?php the_url() ?>"><?php the_title() ?></a><a href="<?php the_permalink() ?>">#</a>
for each post in that particular category?