I've tried using a text widget to create "Archive Favorites," where I can plug in four or five of my favorite posts at the top of my sidebar long after they disappear from the "Recent Posts" heading. (I've seen this on other blogs but can't figure it out.)
I'd also like to add other topics, like websites (not blogs) related to my topic. So, wih these 2 goals in mind, here's my questions:
1) Is the text widget the best/only way to do this?
2) When I do it via text widget, how do I separate each entry so they post titles don't run together?
And most important...
3) How can I get the same light colored background found on Categories, Blogroll, Recent Posts, etc. It looks funny hanging there in white. (It looks so funny I've taken it off until I can figure this out.)
I've tried to read through the forums (and the many on sidebars in general) but don't see anything on point to this. Any suggestions?
I'd really appreciate it!