Take a look at the the top of the sidebar, and you will see the newest feature of blogger. Instant Polling for your amusement.
Is this a solution in search of a problem? Maybe I should poll the readers...
Whatever it turns out to be, it is evidence that Blogger is in active, ongoing development, and that is good for the users.
Now if they can implement delayed publication, so I can write my blog postings before I go on vacation and have them automatically appear on successive days, then I will be truly impressed.