WordPress was working beautifully until I had a problem with the Links for the sidebar. I have some (two) links that I wanted to appear there, so I set them up in my control panel and placed them under the category "Friends" (which is the only category there). In this category, I set it up so that it would have a <b> before the tag and before the description would have </b>< br / >. When I went back to the page, I saw no difference.
Any solutions? Here's the link: http://journal.jcosta.net
Also, do any of you know where (and if there is) there is an extension that (when you mention a name from your links in an entry) links the name to the URL added to the name in the link?