Thanks again to Brendan for his helpful suggestions (to use simplepie) I've finally got a sample of an aggregater up for consideration. Right now I've used the blogs for both Brads, Brendan and Eric Wiley simply for testing purposes, hope their all cool with that. If not, I'll pull them when yall let me know.
For the Brads, and Eric's blogs, we get just a snippet preview. For Brendan's we get the entire blog. This is something that I am guessing is set up in each blog, because simplepie is set with the default settings. In addition I used just their sample code, including inline (ugh) CSS. Again though this is just for testing purposes.
I've noticed a lot, that these aggregaters have names like planet.whatever. We could go with that kind of name, though since we are Cleveland area centric, I was thinking maybe city.clevelandwebstandards.org. Just one of my ideas, ultimately how we do this will be up to yall. Brendan pointed out we might want to not use subdomains for ranking purposes. So we'll all discuss that on Saturday.
Here's the link, comments and ideas welcome: http://www.clevelandwebstandards.org/blogs/
As always kind regards,
Joseph James Frantz