I’m sure you’ve heard this a lot before, but I’m having trouble with my blog’s audience. I have a blog and its long; it’s also free because I’ve followed suit with everyone else. (everyone else does this type of blog for free so I should do it too) Not charging money mind you, but I’ve never even tried to collect email addresses (bad move I know) I’ve given away my content for free and I fear I have spoiled my audience. I’ve been doing it for years. They won’t even sign to my email list. I get about 130 visits a day, but maybe one comment every few months. If I had to do it again I would have put part of my content and stories up for free then asked for an email address to continue reading. At least I would have built an email list I could engage. But I feel like the damage has been done, what should I do? Will I make them mad if I asked for email addresses this way now? Or would this be an effective way to weed out true fans from not so true fans? One thing is for sure, I'm putting out content and feels like I'm throwing my ideas and stories into the wind, Wasting them. Any advice?