I started off writing my situation down in code, but I decided to keep it simple.
Is there a way to customize (adding widgets to) the right sidebar?
I can see the Category/Archives/Meta in the Sidebar.php file and I can add my own widgets in there by using code, which works as long as the widget is present in the customizable footer area. This means a widget wont work on it's own in the right sidebar, you need to use the widget in the footer to make it show in the right sidebar.
That's the thing, I want to be able to add widgets to the right without being forced to use the footer. Is there a way to do this?