Subscribing in a feed reader can be as simple as clicking on "Subscribe in a Reader" next to the orange button in the left-hand column of this page.
But, if you're like me--or like me a few months ago--this didn't seem to lead anywhere all that useful. That was before I started using a feed reader myself. And now, well, I can see the point. With one click I can see updates on all the website/blogs I'm interested in. And my email box doesn't get as cluttered. Less clicking. Less clutter. More reading what I want to be reading.
If you're unfamiliar with a feed reader, and would like to give one a try, Google Reader is a good place to start. It's the one I use, and, recently, I came across these nice instructions for getting started with it.
Worth a try. It's a way to create a kind of individualized newspaper that you can look at each morning with the news and columns that you choose.
It looks like this:
(showing, in this case, four updated sites)
New York Times headlines can be subscribed to in a feed reader (though I'll warn you there's a bunch of them and that's one that I prefer to subscribe to by email). New York Times Book Reviews work well in a reader. And well, of course, the Healing Library, which won't overwhelm your reader but will just drop in a nice short piece on Mondays.
Meanwhile, if you simply want to stick to the tried and true, please know that email subscription is still available. You just need to enter your email address in the box to the right and wait for your verification email.