Lively blogs lets you display your blog posts and news on the dashboard, on a dedicated full size blogs page and with a macro on any page you like.
Teaser Images: Individual posts are displayed with a teaser text and a teaser image. The teaser image can be selected from within the image inline dialog or by labeling an image attachment with "teaser".
Important Posts: With a special label, a blog post can be marked as important. Those blog posts stick at the top for a configurable period of time.
Categories: Color-coded categories can be added by configuring filters based on page labels, authors, spaces or space categories. Those categories will be visible in the posts and are browsable on the blogs page.
Publish Pages as Blog Posts: Users can write blog posts as Confluence pages and publish them later with the "Publish as Blog Post" button.