I chose to incorporate plugins that would allow visitors to view other social media I frequently update, including Twitter and Google Reader. The Simple Social plugin allows visitors to share my content on their own social media sites.
I wanted all content (new and old) to be readily accessible to visitors, so I included widgets in the main sidebar that display recent posts, recent comments and an archive of old posts. The calendar and search bar widgets provide two additional ways to view and find content. I included the clock, as I often find that I lose track of time while online. I also think it adds something extra to the sidebar because it has moving/changing elements.
All in all, I wanted to use my blog to pull together the social media I utilize, sort of a one-stop shop, without looking clunky or overly cute.