Thanks to an Ask MetaFilter post yesterday, I’ve finally gotten a blog aggregator set up for Charlottesville bloggers. I used the excellent and simple Python-based Planet aggregator, which is substantially based on Mark Pilgrim’s Feed Parser, and took perhaps ten minutes to set up. I added a handful of blogs, slapped on a style sheet that is not obviously hideous, and I’ve called it a day.
I’m happy to add any other Charlottesville-area blogs. I figure I’ll tinker with it for the next few weeks and then announce it on cvillenews.com. While I consider cvillenews.com a happy success after four years, my one regret is that it’s my site. I want to disaggregate. I don’t want to be in charge. I hate the idea that I’m some sort of a gatekeeper of information. I want a chorus of voices. Maybe this will help.