I never thought being featured in a website that hits the Hacker News frontpage, results in so many pageviews. Thanks for sharing my blog, Kev!
I already blogged, that RSS is still alive and it's actually an integral part of the open web. Nowadays Twitter or Facebook often replace feed readers. But unlike feed readers, Twitter or Facebook analyze your behaviour and filter the content they show to you. Instead of delivering you information, they try to maximize the time you spend on their site to show more ads and earn more money.
Providing a feed (whether it's RSS, Atom, JSON or h-feed) helps your blog readers to follow your blog without the need to follow you on social media or visit your website every day.