ok, i have discovered the miracle of rss forward
. It is the simplest thing in the world. Go to the site. Enter the URL of a blog you want to keep tabs on. If it has a feed, you will be shown a sample of the feed and you can enter an email address to send it to. viola. done. you will now have any updates made to that site forwarded to the email address. although i suspect it doesn't work for comments.
This is how simple it is to keep an eye on blogs that don't update on a regular basis. I love it.
I tried Google Reader
too, but you actually have to open it to check for changes, so i decided that sucked. I'm amazed that they don't have an option to forward to a gmail account, but then again it is only in beta.