I decided to add some "about" text to the text box labeled "The LowDown" on my blog. When I just added the text, it appeared on a white background while everything else still had a grey background. I fixed this by including the new text inside the ul coding, but that caused it to be indented. So I researched and came up with
<p style="font-family:verdana;font-size:12px;background-color:WhiteSmoke;"> <strong>I Want Ice Water</strong> is a semi-serious statement of the influences & experiences that have led to my personal philosophy of life. From growing up a poor, mixed-race kid in the 50s, 60s & 70s, to living as an urban hermit suffering from depression & addiction, this is a collection of my pleas for reason & rationality in this global asylum.</p> <ul><li><a href="http://iwanticewater.wordpress.com/2008/11/20/if-you-really-must-know/" ... ...
But now there is that annoying white space between the new text and the unordered list that I can't figure out how to make grey. I do want the blank line, but right now it looks like two separate boxes instead of a single "About" type box.
The blog I need help with is iwanticewater.wordpress.com.