I'm checking into it. Ning changed from a "free" format to a paid format. There were various options we could take to maintain the site. The one that Aaron and I chose was $250/year. It looked like it would be adequate for this site, but there's a chance that the particular format that we chose doesn't support music apps. The next one up was $750/yr, or something ridiculous like that. Way too much for a site that doesn't generate any income.
Total income for BBG over the last two years of operation?......ZERO :-(
But we like it that way. No point messing up a good thing with lots of advertisements, banners, etc. When I first started putting content on this site, I put some ads on the left side, but there's never been any type of kick-back or anything. I just did it to help some friends.
I'll try to contact Ning about the music app, but in the abscence of revenue, the $700+/year is pretty harsh.
I had some songs on my page, took forever it seemed to load my page. Then I always turned the music off because it distracted me from my purpose here, to look and talk. So leave it off. I can do fine without it. I like the format and layout as it is set up with Ning and would hate to loose it because of money. I'm not opposed to advertising, especially fishing related. If it takes that to keep it free and open to the likes of me, ok. Or, I'll pay. Just don't let it die. This is a good thing.