So i just realized that with this new blog system we have, there's a new way for you to get notifications about changes to the blog.  Instead of just rss and atom you can also get email notifications.  This is handy if you're following on in the conversation and you want to know if there have been any responses.  Now, maybe your RSS reader already tells you about this, but RSS Bandit (my reader of choice) doesn't.  If you want these notifications, just click the email link in the upper right corner and register:

            

Note: i'm also sending all the feedback about how having a conversation currently sucks because you can't post a reply and see the previous replies at the same time.  Sorry that that's taking so long to fix.