some time ago i deleted the archives in the sidebar, because the were using up too much screen-realestate. since people complained that my archives are hard to grab, i spent 20 seconds implementing a nice trick posted over at scriptygoddes: drop down month archives.
just paste the code below there where you want your dropdown list to be, rebuild your site and have a go with it.
<select name=”myjumpbox” OnChange=”document.location=jump2.myjumpbox.options[selectedIndex].value”>
<option selected>Please Select…</option>
<option value=”<$MTArchiveLink$>”><$MTArchiveDate format=”%B %Y”$></option>
and i gotta say this seems to open a lot of possibilities for my sidebar, keep tuned!