I am not a programmer (nor, for complicated reasons, do I have access to my server, which in any case is a Win2X box and only understands ASP, not PHP) so I found rincey's post a little too elaborate for my taste.
Instead I use RSS2 and update my rss feeds by hand - at this point I imagine the programmers have started banging their heads on the table - with the following template:
You know, sometimes it would be nice if we could post the url of a nice, free tool that makes something like adding RSS feeds to static websites reasonably simple. I can't post the url, but there is one that is easy to use, and dynamically updates your static website daily using php.
Anyhow, do a search on G for "free rss feed readers". You should find it.