An update here. A couple days ago I was looking at a big big bump in traffic. I'm glad to say that it has resulted in Adsense pay dirt. My fears of getting the traffic but not the clicks/revenue have subsided. It's legit traffic from search. I know how temporary this is, but for now I'm going to fantasize about what this business for me could be. Having something like this last for months would be one of the best feelings. I will take consistent over a period of months rather than some days of ecstasy.