Question about clean home which is currently the theme I am using. How do you include additional text within the sidebar without covering up the default information in the sidebar (archives, recent post, blog links, etc.)?
When you first start a blog, what you are seeing in the sidebar is a sample display of widgets created by the theme itself so you know what it looks like. Once you add a widget, that sample display of widgets will disappear. Simply add to the sidebar the widgets that you want and arrange them as you desire.