Thanks for the suggestion. Don’t know that I need a cms. Honestly one of the main criteria I had for my first endeavor was that it had to be something that would manage itself. I didn’t want to be responsible for coming up with content so an aggregator of RSS feeds seemed like the way to go. Also, I wanted to build the site line by line from scratch to gain a better understanding of web development. I didn’t want to use a template or cms on the first one, but going forward if a site warrants it I’ll likely use a cms.
As for plugins, what did you have in mind? Not really sure what kind of plugins would benefit the site.