I have seen calendars that indicate activity by month. For instance, I think Yahoo! groups do this: a grid with months (January, February …) against year (2012, 2013 …). Each cell in the grid contains a number indicating, in that example, the number of comments posted to the group during the month in question.
In similar spirit, I would like a type of widget that showed months and years, with the number of posts entered during each month. It would offer a nice alternative to the existing Archives widget.
My question: is there any way to display something similar, even if only for the blogger’s own private information?