Re. TwitrLit and the Amazon affiliate program
As of June 10th, Connecticut residents can no longer earn money as Amazon affiliates. Amazon dropped us after Connecticut's Governor Malloy signed an online sales tax bill into law (HB 6624).
Unhappily, I am now unable to earn money from Amazon.com* through my various web sites. This was, if not the raison d'être of TwitrLit, ScatterLit, and KidderLit, a very big motivation for my work on them over the years. (And believe me: affiliate earnings may seem to some like "free money," but creating a web site and keeping it updated daily or twice daily for years counts as work.) My plan at present is to continue all the sites, and even to continue adding my affiliate id to my Amazon links in the hopes that HB 6624 will someday be repealed. But I'm not as enthusiastic about working for nothing as I was about working for peanuts.
* Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.ca are not affected by this, so clicks on links to those stores will still earn me a small affiliate commission.