It might be that RSS is the canary in the coal mine for my data on the web.
If those services don’t trust me enough to give me an RSS feed, why should I trust them with my data?
Jeremy Keith complements Anil Dash’s The Web We Lost about the state of the open web, using the availability of APIs in general—and RSS in particular—as a litmus test.
Oh yeah: every WordPress blog comes with an RSS feed for free. Oh, and WordPress is free too.