In an effort to actually determine how many people subscribe to this site via RSS, I’m trying FeedBurner. FeedBurner enables you to see more stats about your RSS feed than most Web stats engines provide. I’ve set up redirects from my existing RSS feed, so current RSS users shouldn’t have to do anything. Everything looks copacetic (I looked that word up to make sure I spelled it correctly, and look what I found), but if you are experiencing problems, please report them in the comments.
If you want to subscribe to the feed directly, it is: http://feeds.feedburner.com/Darrenbarefoot.
If you don’t know what RSS is, or why it’s good, now is an excellent time to try it out. This appears to be a decent, non-techie introduction. As the article describes, the first thing you’ll need is an RSS reader. I use Bloglines, but have also tried and approve of NewsNetWire, SharpReader (requires the .Net framework, so heads up) and this Mozilla plugin.
UPDATE: David Janes writes to recommend BlogMatrix JÃ¤ger (is that umlaut going to break my RSS feed?). I tried it out, and it’s pretty nifty, but I really like Web-based aggregators like Bloglines, because I can access them from any computer, any time.