If you look at my homepage, you’ll see the sidebars with the widgets I want. But when you click into the slider excerpts for “continue reading”, the widgets I customized aren’t there! I get the archives and meta widgets- not mine.
Where did you put the widgets on the front page? If you have “Enable alternate front page sidebar widget area” checked in Graphene options and then install widgets in the “Front page sidebar widget area” you will end up with the default widgets on all other pages besides the front page.