Have any of you noticed some new pop-up "ads" when you come to the blog? I went into my ShoutBox account and saw that one of the components of the FREE version is "ads on your site." Well, grrr. However, the Shout Box is available for a bare minimum fee of $24.00/year (or $3.00/month). With this I can also ask fans to register their emails for access to the Shout Box. Once you're registered then you never have to do it again. That keeps Spammers out . . . I think. I can also "ban" certain IP addresses, and basically make this a really cool feature of Andi's Blog.
The question is . . . see the poll on the sidebar as soon as I put it up . . . how many of you would like to keep this Shout Box going and would use it (and not just as a passing "fad")? I don't want to pay money and then it goes dead from nobody using it.
So, the vote is open! If enough people vote to keep it going, I'll try a 6-month trial for $12.00. After that, we can revisit this issue.