Folks, a good way to aggregrate blogs etc is to use Google Reader. It is free with a registered account (e.g. your Gmail account).
To subscribe, simply look for the RSS/Atom feed on a site; these are usually at the bottom.
A neat feature is that users can "share" articles with others.
My shared links are here, if you are interested. They are a mix of Java stuff, Canadian stuff, and often things of general geek interest.