Maybe I’m a dying breed, but I still use RSS and find it the best way to be informed of new content on most sites, especially forums like this one. Is there a feed available for TypeDrawers? There should be!
Also useful would be a feed for your own "participated threads", but I think James said that might not be available in this free version of Vanilla Forums?
In addition to the “participated threads” feed that Stephen mentioned, it’d also be great if there were comment feeds for particular categories (so one could exclude the categories they weren’t as interested in).
Just add feed.rss to the category URL, for example http://typedrawers.com/categories/conferences-and-workshops/feed.rss