WordPress announced on their blog today that they’ve created gaming badges for WordPress.com bloggers. The new badges commemorate blog follow (subscriptions) and post like milestones.
The introduction of badges is just another step in a recent shift WordPress has made towards becoming more of a social blogging platform.
Unfortunately, if you are like me and don’t host on wordpress.com, you won’t be able to take advantage of most of these additional social features. But, then again, we already have a number of similar features available to us in the form of plug-ins.