I removed my Bravenet service (mini-poll), so now my site is pop-up free. I realized this was a problem when I read one of HogBlog's posts (see my blogroll for the link). He has more creative polls anyways, so if you like participating in polls, check the site out.
I'll stick with what I do best (writing and golfing), and hopefully my efforts will result in even more readers.
It's unfortunate for Bravenet, because they really offer cool stuff for newbie websters like myself. I guess they are just trying to make a buck. But pop-ups aren't the way to go. Once again, sorry if I annoyed anyone.
Thanks for reading. I'll keep it in the short-grass.