I was reading Lee Oddens’s article RSS Buttons for Your Blog and wanted to make sure to remind you of an important source of traffic for your blog and that is RSS feeds of any kind.
All blog software allows you to create an RSS feed and I my self use both bloglines and Sharp Reader to read RSS feeds. These RSS feed are just machine readable posts from weblogs that you can read in anoither application. Many people may already be reading your blog posts this way as it is a very efficient way to get your news. I watch about 300 different blogs and news sources this way.
Having these buttons on your blog makes it very easy for people to subscribe to your blog and therefore able to return very easily and see alll of your content as you create it.
If you have the ability to edit the template of your blog these buttons are a great addition to get more traffic.