Well, it was an eye-opener.
Every ten minutes, the IP address 126.96.36.199 hits my RSS feed.
Every. Ten. Minutes.
188.8.131.52 is squaretrade, but the block maps to:
OrgName: Savvis OrgID: SAVVI-2 Address: 3300 Regency Parkway City: Cary StateProv: NC PostalCode: 27511 Country: US ReferralServer: rwhois://rwhois.exodus.net:4321/ NetRange: 184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11 CIDR: 18.104.22.168/20 NetName: SAVVIS NetHandle: NET-64-56-192-0-1 Parent: NET-64-0-0-0-0 NetType: Direct Allocation NameServer: DNS01.SAVVIS.NET NameServer: DNS02.SAVVIS.NET NameServer: DNS03.SAVVIS.NET NameServer: DNS04.SAVVIS.NET Comment: RegDate: Updated: 2004-10-07
Eh. I have no idea who that IP address is from, but I assure you, I don't write enough on this site to ping the site every 10 minutes.
If that is your IP address and you're here to figure out why the feed stopped, I blocked your IP address. Pull it back to once an hour, and not between 3:10 and 7:00am (because clearly I don't post at that time of the day), and I'll unblock your IP.
I turned the stats back off. I still care little about them.