I couldn't seem to get to sleep tonight - my first night as a 36-year-old - so instead of counting sheep and tossing and turning, I redid some of the formatting for my blog and rss feed.
Now, my feed should support things like line breaks.
puts "... and even formatted text like this for code samples."
If this doesn't work, this will be one embarrassing blog post. If it does, expect more code samples in the near future.