I left off posting for few days to see what the effects were, if any, of the post re Alphainventions.
As far as I can see the blog received a rise in hits for a few days and an increase in visit length and pages views. However, the effect was nou sustained.
Maybe though that was not a problem with Alphainventions, but with the fact I was not posting.
I think that to develop a blog takes more than a traffic engine such as Alphainventions. It takes the development of a blog voice, cultivation of a readership and probably attention to the careful use of keywirds so as to tap into issues.