Following EricGu's lead, I went ahead and set up an alert for my Visual Studio Team System feed. Now you can receive notification of new Team System posts by desktop alert, cell, PDA, or email. As Eric notes, this may seem of marginal use to people with RSS aggregators, but some may find value in it.
I recently signed my blog up for the LiveMessage alert system. This means that, if you want, rather than having to goto my blog web page to see if there are new posts, you can get a notification directly.
Click the button below to subscribe: