Livejournal question - links in sidebar?

I’ve been actually updating my livejournal lately and would like to include links on the sidebar to various things. I know how to put links in the text, but any sort of HTML in the sidebar gets parsed and shows up as plain text, not a link.

Does anyone know how to put links in the sidebars? Is it even possible? I’ve scoured the livejournal documentation, and don’t see anything addressing this.

For what it’s worth, I have a paid account, not the freebie. I know you can do more with that.

The people I know who are doing it are using Style System 2, which has a great deal of flexibility.

I’m confused, you seem to have links in the sidebar, under “Links”.