For all those who were asking, here's what you need to do to get automatic updates when a post is added to the blog. The same applies to post comments.
Find the 'Subscribe To' button on the left below the blog archive list.
Select 'Posts' or 'All Comments'.
Select the way you want to receive the RSS feed. This will be different for everyone. You will be redirected to a page per your choice. I chose 'Atom' (a more modern RSS format).
On the mac, I use the standard mail application to read my RSS feeds. You may use a different RSS reader then the one I use. It is up to you. All you need to do is choose your reader from the list above. Now, whenever a new entry is posted, you will automatically get an email notification.
Thanks for your patience and thank you S for clarifying it all!! This is all new to me too.......