Governor Malloy made me stop retweeting
I've decided that at the end of June I'm going to stop retweeting older TwitrLit and KidderLit posts in the afternoon: these are the posts that are preceded by r/t and appear in your Twitter stream at about 3:00 P.M. I started reposting older lines on @TwitrLit and @KidderLit in August of 2010 (here's my announcement). My reason for stopping the practice -- only temporarily, I hope -- has to do with CT's new online sales tax law, which I discussed in my last post. As of June 10th, CT residents (i.e., the likes of me) can no longer earn money through Amazon's affiliate program. While I never made a boatload of money through my affiliate links on TwitrLit, KidderLit, and ScatterLit, I did make something, which was nice recompense for the many hours I've put into building and maintaining the sites. Now, though my earnings are down to $0, I'm happy to continue with the daily (KidderLit and ScatterLit) and twice daily (TwitrLit) posts I've always done. But it occurs to me that there's no point in giving myself the extra work of retweeting "classic" lines every day. In the interests of simplifying life, then, I'm cutting the retweets. For now. If the sales tax law is repealed at some point, I'll probably reinstate them.