I wish robert would write a quick post called "Everything you need to no about blogging but were afraid to ask"
I "get" the blog part and the rss part. What i dont get is how do you connect up to the blogoshere? If you are running a blog from a home server (not a big blog site that already has people) how do you promote it?
Im sure there are pages and pages of articles on this - but id love a "Blog primer" by RS
Something like: 10 steps to a popular blog:
1. get any blog that supports rss and atom
2. check to see the feeds work
3. submit your blog here and here
4. get this reader add on for outlook
5. use these sites to monitor key words