I think MediaWiki's default syndication feed support is pretty useless. It's just raw diffs of the page changes, which is hard to read, it ignores all formating and just gives you wikitext, and it has tons of crap in it you don't care about if you just want to read the site. It just isn't what you want.
So, I installed Gregory Szorc's nice WikiFeeds extension and made some minor changes myself. It provides much better and more pleasant syndication, and it reads like a blog feed, basically, which is nice. Here are the most useful feeds for this site:
- Recent Changes: rss atom
- Recent Changes in the Rants Category: rss atom
(look at those URLs to see how to select your own categories)
- Newest Articles: rss atom
If none of those suit you, then see how to make your own at Special:WikiFeeds.
And finally, since I don't like feeds much myself, I'm going to set up a mailing list that I will send out new articles when I write them. Personally, I like getting a mail reminder so I don't have to check the site or a feed reader. I will exercise editorial control over when I think something is important enough to send out to the list, while the feeds above catch all changes.