Gnus, the Emacs mail/news/whatever reader, has built-in support for RSS, which, in theory should allow one to read blogs like this or LtU without having to leave the comfortable surroundings of Emacs.
The instructions at [old link: http://my.gnus.org/node/108 ] were good enough to get me going, but the result is quite unsatisfactory. Firstly, gnus throws a fit when trying to retrieve the RSS for this blog, though the LtU blog is fine. TonyG suggests this may be due to namespace prefixes. Secondly, the body of RSS feeds tends to be HTML, which looks hideous when rendered by Emacs.
So for the time being I’ll stick to web browsers for blog reading.