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.
What an excellent idea! Thank you for including me.
Waldo, I really like this — and am honored to be on the list, but my blog and The Red Stater aren’t linked correctly. My feed is http://hocicona.blogspot.com/atom.xml and his is http://crrivera.blogspot.com/atom.xml
D’oh. Fixed now. Thanks, Cari.
A couple of blogs are making Planet (the aggregator) get all fussy — cvillenews.com and Duane Gran’s site. I don’t know why. I’ll debug it after the primaries.
Thanks for the link. This is a good idea. Even though the scopes of each blog varies, this could give all these blogs a little recognition locally.
the scopes of each blog varies
That’s what I like about it — it’s a slice of Charlottesville.
Thank you so much for the inclusion. I appreciate all that you do with cvillenews and for C’Ville as a whole.
chris rivera is the anti-christ, he trashed me online without provocation or even me missing his birthday
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