They say RSS is dead. Whether that's true or not I don't know, but I have noticed that I personally have been launching my RSS reader a lot less frequently since I made Twitter my primary tool of distraction.
Using Twitter's API and the jTwitter Java library I managed to make this automated by adding 3 lines of code to the MetaWeblog-handling agent in the template. Now, when I press publish from within Windows Live Writer, it not only publishes to the site and RSS but also to Twitter. No need to login or open a browser or the Notes client. Magic.