Do You Subscribe To Your Own Blog?
Ever since I started my blog, I've subscribed to the RSS feed. That lets me know if everything is working as expected with the feed, and I can investigate any problems as early as possible.
It's also a good check when I upload an article with a delayed posting time. Sometimes I forget to set the posting time as AM, instead of PM, so the delay is much longer than I intended. If I notice that the feed hasn't been updated, I can go to the blog and change the publishing time.
Subscribe By Email Too
However, I also have an email subscription option on my blog, and hadn't tested that.
I finally subscribed last week, which gave me the chance to see how the subscription process works (seemed pretty easy).
Now I get an email every morning, with the latest Contextures blog entry, and can follow up if there's any problem with that delivery method.