You have to be pretty quick to see them. With 220k other bloggers here, that list gets updated pretty quickly. In the six months or so I’ve been here, I think I’ve seen one of my posts maybe five or six times out of over 1,200 on teh three blogs I have here.
Go to dashboard and select the Presentation tab. With most templates you’ll find a sub-tab called “Sidebar Widgets”. Go there and then from the list at the bottom, just drag and drop “Recent Posts” on the place on the sidebar where you want it shown.