I went back to using RSS to follow blogs and other websites recently; I don’t know why I ever stopped. My email doesn’t get clogged by notifications anymore, and I don’t lose blog updates in the ever-flowing stream of Twitter or Facebook or the WordPress reader. I can follow any blog on any platform as long as they have an RSS feed, and I don’t need to have accounts on every possible platform, either, just Feedly (and not even that, if I didn’t want to sync between devices).
It also occurred to me that RSS is really the only reliable medium for following an irregular blog like this one. Since I don’t blog on a regular schedule (or all that often), my posts tend to get lost in the WordPress reader, as do tweets and facebook/google+ updates.
So I’ve added a “Follow me on Feedly” button to the side of my blog; if you use another RSS reader, like Bloglovin or NetNewsWire, there is a generic RSS widget, as well. Even if you follow me on WordPress, or follow Win-Vector on Twitter, please do consider also following me (and other bloggers you love) via RSS, so you will be sure to never miss my blog updates. I promise, they will not all be about the book.