I’ve done a bunch of a backend work and integrated the sidebar/quicklinks into the main block of posts rather than on the sidebar. It’s only on the main page, the archives will stay as they are, although I’ll make quicklink archives available. I spent some time over the last month or two overhauling how the quicklinks they were entered into moveable type, meaning I went through post by post to change them to a nicer format.
It involved a bit of work and a couple of mt plugins, but the integration wasn’t that hard. Here’s a good tutorial on how to do it, although it won’t give the setup I have. I did some tweaking and put the links at the bottom of the day’s posts rather than the top.