Thanks for the offer, Greg, I might take you up on it!
Regarding my oldbag blog though, it's never been about earning money, just about writing what I think are useful and informative posts in a tiny niche. I'm quite happy with that.
My only deliberate attempt at creating a 'surge' was to slip in title the name of an actress who had just been all over the press for putting on weight in a post I made about obesity in Egyptian women. I definitely saw the impact that made LOL!
PS My post on a trip to Siwa in the Western Desert was over 6000 words