It feels like there has been a bit of resurgence when it comes to RSS lately. I wrote about it last year, Alan Levine has been doing alchemy, Aral Balkan has been reclaiming it, Tom Woodward has been doing jujitsu and Chris Aldrich has created his own feeds.
My takeaways have been:
Store your feed somewhere else. I store mine in WordPress and also sign up to some of Chris Aldrich’s feeds.
Use a reader that allows users to subscribe to an external OPML (I use Inoreader)
Create custom feeds based on tags and categories (or Post Kinds)
Another post that might be worth diving into is Chris Aldrich’s Feed Reader Revolution.