Welcome to the re-launch of BabyBarista – keeping it free of charge!
I have today withdrawn the BabyBarista Blog from The Times in reaction to their plansÂ to hide it away behind a paywall along with their other content. Now don’t get me wrong. I have absolutely no problem with the decision to start charging. They can do what they like. But I didn’t start this blog for it to be the exclusive preserve of a limited few subscribers. I wrote it to entertain whosoever wishes to read it. Hence my decision to resign which I made with regret. I remain extremely grateful to The Times for hosting the blog for the last three years and wish them luck with their experiment.Â I hope very much you like the new site and also the addition of the wonderful cartoons by Hollywood animator Alex Williams who also draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times.
I do have one request to any readers who enjoy this blog. Without the support of a large national newspaper, I would appreciate any help I can get in publicising it. This might be through forwarding the link to your friends or even more helpfully putting a link up on your own blog or website. ThisÂ press release might be of use in this respect. For a list of those that have already written about this, click here.