Will wonders never cease? I went into the Shout Box site and just "saved changes" to make sure the Premium settings were active, got a new code, and put it into a gadget. And now it works! Bye-bye possible new blog. (And bye-bye ads, I hope.) We are good to go here! Scroll down on the right sidebar and see if the Box is there for you.
P.S. I will try and bring you a new excerpt from Courageous Love this next week.