UPDATE 5 November 2006: Now, there are two ways to do a "sticky post", the one mentioned in the update below, and now another one in this post: Bloger Beta: How to add Adsense ads or permanent "sticky post" at the top main column of every page of the blog (click "BACK" button to return to this page).
UPDATE: I have done some testing and I believe I have discovered a way to make a "sticky post" in Blogger Beta. Look at this post: Adding a graphic to your Blogger beta blog (close new window to get back to this page). The post was written with a graphic in mind, but can be used for other things like AdSense ads, text for a "sticky post", etc. The stuff (text, etc., will end up in the Header
There have been numerous requests for ways to do a stick post. Now, the only way to do it is to play with the dates, to future date it:
How to make a post remain at the top of the page
However, this expire at that future date (2007 I believe) which is not too distant in the future. When that date is reached, you will have to future date it again, and this will cause the URL of the post (permalink) to change. That means dead links, fruitless search engine results, etc.
With Blogger Beta, there is an easy way to do a sticky post, provided Blogger put an extra "Add a Page Element" just below the header (just above the post). Anything you put in that new Page Element will appear at the top of every page. Thus you can add text (perhaps an introduction to the blog, instruction on how to navigate the blog, ads, etc,)
I have made a suggestion to Blogger support. But whether they eventually implement it will depend on how many people request for it. Those who want to be able to do a real sticky post for themselves, for fellow bloggers, for friends and relatives, should make a suggestion. You can do it here: Make suggestion to Google Blogger
Update: Got a couple of comments from readers that they are not even aware that there is a new Blogger Beta. Please understand that this is a beta, and there are bugs to iron out, which I suppose they eventually be. However, if you have not been invited to join the beta, you can still start a new Blogger Beta blog to test it. Go to Blogger in Beta, read about it, and if you want to start a new Blogger Beta blog, look for the link "create an account" and click on it. (Ah, I might as well give you the hyperlink here for your convenience: Create an account). I would suggest you proceed with caution. Use an email (Gmail) account that is not associated with any of your current blogs, as I have read reports of numerous problems with not being able to post to current blogs, can't see current blogs on Dashboard, etc. If you do decide to sign up for a test blog, I think you will enjoy the many new features, and especially if you do not like to deal with HTML, this will be good for you.
LATEST UPDATE: You can add an extra "Add a Page Element" to the header by yourself. See Adding a graphic to your blog header. I have used it to add a graphic to the header as well as an AdSense link unit.
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The Rational Guide to Google Blogger (Technical accuracy is assured by Biz Stone, Former Senior Specialist on the Google Blogger Team)
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