Great, thanks for your replies.
raincoaster - It is basically to get users to my site, but not for pagecounts. At the moment I syndicate into Facebook, which imports it into a separate format called a "note". However many people read the note, it only counts as one feed read so I have no way of knowing how big my audience is. By forcing people on Facebook to click the link to my blog, I can get an idea of how many people read the posts. Only thing is, it might irritate people who don't use Facebook to read it so I'm not quite sure what I'l do yet.
timethief - Thanks for this, will give them a go on my test blog and then decide what to do. I did a search on the FAQs, Forums and Google but didn't get anything useful - was maybe searching for the wrong stuff.