Because all of you readers have frequented the War Eagle Extra so often, the Ledger-Enquirer has decided to move the blog to a place where we have full control of the site.
The good news: The new site will look almost exactly the same. In fact, it's practically a mirror image, although we may tinker with design and formatting in the upcoming months. (Suggestions are welcome. Post in the comments section.) Here's the address -- http://www.wareagleextra.com -- so be sure to change your bookmarks. This page will still exist, although it will redirect you to our new page.
(Bonus good news that I forgot to mention: the new site will be more mobile friendly for those of you who check it on your phones. Hopefully this goes off without a hitch, too.)
The bad news: I do believe any Blogspot log-in information for commenting purposes will not carry over to the new site. You'll still be able to comment by entering a username and e-mail address (realtalk: it doesn't have to be authentic), so don't let the new system discourage you.
We're doing this for a couple of reasons. First, the Wordpress site gives us complete control of the blog. Second, it'll be easier to monetize through the eventual sale of ads. You might hear "ads" and "monetize" and be put off, but the newspaper biz ain't pretty right now economically, so every little bit helps. In fact, we're probably long overdue for this anyway. Any future ads, I'm told, will be unobtrusive (read: no pop-ups).
So thank you for frequenting the blog enough that we can even consider making this switch. And be sure to change your bookmarks so you don't miss out on any Auburn coverage. We'll be making the official switch around 5 p.m. ET today.