Why is this useful? Simply put, you don't visit sites without any new content. It's more passive, and, by definition ... easier. It also allowed me to check on the blogs rather more easily when I was on vacation and stopping in at an internet cafe with wonky access. When I get my act together, there will be a 'subscribe with squeet' button somewhere in that right column.
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Interesting! I have to check this out.
I do have installed FeedBurner, including the e-mail notification, in my blog.
However, I do have a problem of Feedburner's Yahoo feed not showing up properly on my own My Yahoo Page, it's stuck at July 16!
I wonder whether someone could test this for me on their own page. http://romanhistorybooks.typepad.com/
Also, I discovered that on Google's Personalized Home Page one can simply put the URL of the blog in, no RSS contortions necessary.