Welcome back to #KCACOLS. I hope you all had 2 fantastic weeks. We did FANTASTIC with 114 link ups! THANK YOU ALL so much for being part of the linky! I really appreciate your support. For new people joining us this week, I really hope you like #KCACOLS and that you come back again next time! You can also find out more about this linky in the #KCACOLS linky page! 🙂
As most of you know, I am at the end of my holidays. We have been in Cornwall and have had a wonderful time. The weather was kind to us for the first part of the week, which was unexpected so we made the most of it but the rest of the week wasn’t as good with lots of rain, wind and cold. But despite the bad weather, we all had a lovely time with the family. I’m currently preparing the linky in a Travelodge, as we have stopped half way on our way back to London. Tomorrow will be heading back straight home and returning to normal life. So sad!
Each link up, I love sharing a couple of photos from my last 2 weeks on Instagram, so here are two of my favourites:
Since I arrived to the UK, I always wanted to visit St Ives. It was in my travel bucket list for a long time! I'm so happy that I managed to visit it this week. It is gorgeous! And the day we went was warm and sunny so it couldn't be better! I love it so much that I am definitely planning to come back! Have you been there? Did you like it? #stives
We love bubbles, especially Gazillion Bubbles @officialgazillion from @funrisetoys! Previously we reviewed their 33-in-1 Incredibubble Wand and the girls really enjoyed it. They had a lot of fun with it. This time we received their Giant Bubble Mill which was even better! We’ve never tried a bubble machine before, so my girls were really looking forward to playing with the bubble mill at home. This mill was awesome. That bubbles were huge! My girls played with it for hours! It is so much fun! You can read about it at http://wp.me/p6e7fh-2Sl or by using the direct link in my bio! Do your kids also like playing with bubbles? #gazillionbubbles
#KCACOLS ON INSTAGRAM
Thank you so much for using the #KCACOLS hashtag on Instagram for all your photos. There are now 5,247 photos! Yay! It is lovely to see all your photos there! I would love it if more of you could use the hashtag for your photos and of course it would be even better if we all also spread some love there! As I mentioned before, I am featuring 2 photos from the community that have caught my eye since the last link up.
This time I’m featuring photos by:
- SARAH from Surrey Mama
Little girl, big bath! We're now in another room at @willington_lodge and it's amazing! A huge roll top bath, beautiful decor and amazing views. The girls aren't appreciating the views or decor but bath time tonight was fun! Now to get them to sleep in the same room so we can join everyone for pre wedding celebrations! Hope everyone has had a great Friday! Xx
2. HANNAH from Mrs Morgan Plus 3
KCACOLS CROWD FACEBOOK GROUP
THANK YOU to all of you that have joined the #KCACOLS CROWD Facebook Group. You can join us here. Also if you do join, please send me a direct message with the name of your blog so then I know who you are without having to figure out your blog name 🙂
NOW BACK TO THE LINKY
We had a bad couple of weeks regarding the commenting. We had the biggest number of posts that needed more comments! I was so sad but we also had some unexpected in-house problems which caused this delay so I would like to apologise for that but as I mentioned in my Thank You email sometimes things happen and we have to give priority to our lives. Also as you know, I have been away on holidays with limited wifi, so it was very hard for me to oversee the linky. But I can confirm now, that all the posts have received a comment from someone on behalf of the linky. Also, I still have not been able to share on Twitter and pin my section which I will do between today and tomorrow, so sorry about that.
By Thursday this week, we had about 74 posts that needed more comments and by Saturday afternoon this number was reduced to 35. We had about 17 people that hadn’t commented on the post linked up before theirs on Thursday but this was reduced to 8 by Saturday afternoon. Today, I reminded people about commenting again and that number has been reduced a lot! Lots of comments are still in moderation. All posts have a minimum of 3 comments which is great so the majority have more than 4 comments which is always very nice to see!
DON’T FORGET ABOUT THE NEW CHANGES TO THE LINKY
The linky is a fortnightly linky. It will be open for 2 weeks until the second Wednesday at 8 pm or until we reach 150 link ups, whichever comes first.
The rules will be the same, the only difference is the amount of time that the linky will be open for. The co-hosts and I will be allowed to change our posts on the following Saturday after the linky is live. Please be aware of these changes during the second week.
I would suggest that you link up one post each week so you will be able to share something different and current each week. I will also be more strict regarding commenting on the post before yours.
I’m not tweeting individual people once the linky is live but I will tweet the people that have been featured and mentioned. I’ll also post a link to the new linky post on the Facebook Group, pin it on my Twitter account and on my Facebook page together with some generic tweets. And of course, I will email all of you the link. If you could also share it by clicking the link below that would be FABULOUS!
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR NEW LINKERS:
PLEASE START with commenting on the post linked up before yours FIRST and then comment on any other posts as much as you would like. Also, use the hashtag #KCACOLS when commenting (this is indeed very important so I can then see how many comments you are doing and then be able to feature you in my linky post which is always great for you as you get a backlink which helps improve your DA).
Thank you so much for all your comments on the host posts and the linky post. As always, I have read and liked all your comments! We will do our best for you to receive a comment from someone on behalf of the linky (either the co-hosts or me).
MONTHLY GUEST CO-HOST
This week the “monthly” guest co-host is TRACEY from One Frazzled Mum. Here are her social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, & Pinterest). She will also be retweeting your tweets this week so please add her twitter handle (@frazzledmumblog) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, Name A Star with Star Name Registry Review & Competition linked up too. Please if you could go there and add a comment it would be AWESOME!!
GUEST CO-HOSTS FROM PREVIOUS LINK
I would like to say THANK YOU so much to RACHEL from Ordinary Hopes and AMIE from Mum’s The Word for helping me with the commenting this week! They have co-hosted before so as expected they did a wonderful job. I really enjoyed having them! They have been FANTASTIC! 🙂
GUEST CO-HOSTS FOR THIS WEEK
My first guest co-host this week is ALANA from Burnished Chaos. I’m very happy to have Alana as my co-host for the first time. She has been linking with us for a while so it is very exciting to have her helping me this link up! Her blog is lovely and she is really nice too! Please give some love to her social media accounts which are (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook & Pinterest). She will also be retweeting your tweets this week so please add her twitter handle (@BurnishedChaos) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, #Funseekingkids – A New Instagram Community linked up too. Please if you could go there and add a comment it would be AWESOME!
My second guest co-host this week is KIM from Odd Hogg. This is the third time that I’m having Kim co-hosting this linky. She is a great supporter of this linky which is lovely! I’m so looking forward to co-hosting with her. Please give her some love to her social media accounts which are (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, & Pinterest). She will also be retweeting your tweets this week so please add her twitter handle (@oddhogg) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, 8 Breastfeeding Must Haves linked up too. Please if you could go there and add a comment it would be AWESOME!!
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 3
The person who commented the most this last link up was HAYLEY from Devon Mama. I have mentioned and featured Hayley before but this is the first time that she is at the top of the commenting which is really nice to see! I was very happy to see her name at the top! She was GREAT commenting on 47 posts! Thank you so much, HAYLEY! One of her posts from last week was, Mother’s Day: My Top Mum Moments Please go to her post and give her more love if you can.
The second person who commented a lot was NICOLA from Mummy To Dex. She is again back within the top 3 commenters! It is lovely to see how much love she spreads within the linky! She commented on 30 posts! Thank you so much, NICOLE! Her post from last week was Iron Rich Food. Please go to her post and give her more love if you can.
The third person who commented a lot was ALI from Ali’s Upside Down World. I’m super excited to have Ali in the top 3 commenters. She has been a big supporter of this linky for a long time so I was very happy to feature her. She is amazing! She has commented on 28 posts! Thank you so much, ALI! Her posts from last week was My Mother’s Day Wishlist. Please go to her post and give her more love if you can.
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 6
Behind Nicole, Nadine, and Madeline were MADELINE from This Glorious Life with 27 comments, EMMA from Me and B Make Tea with 23 comments and LAURA from Dot Makes 4 with 20 comments. Thank you so much, lovely ladies!!! 🙂
Please do not forget to follow and check out the #KCACOLS Pinterest Board. We have pinned all your posts from last week’s linky so please go and have a look. There are some great posts that deserve a read!
Now let’s carry on with the linky:
Every 2 weeks I will choose 6 people who have commented A LOT within the linky. Three will be featured and another three will be mentioned on my fortnightly Saturday linky post. This means that 6 people will get a backlink on my new linky post every other Saturday!
1. Be sure to grab the #KCACOLS badge which can be found below or on my sidebar. Simply copy the code from the box below the badge and add it to the text/html at the bottom of your post or place it on your blog sidebar.
2. You can link up to 2 posts. I recommend you to link up one post each week to get the most of the linky.
3. You can share anything that you would like. It is open to absolutely any subject and also you can link up posts that are old or new. You are allowed to link up another linky ONLY if it is a promotional post about the linky and you can do this only once and I expect you to put my badge or a link to my linky and of course to follow the rules regarding commenting.
4. Comment on:
- one of the hosts’ posts (choose one that you would like to comment).
- the monthly guest co-host post.
- the guest co-hosts posts.
- the post which is linked up immediately before yours.
- and finally, any other post that you would like to comment on.
That way everybody receives at least two comments (one from the host/guest co-hosts and one from others).
5. This linky will be open every other Saturday from 10 pm and will remain open until the following 2nd Wednesday at 08.00 pm or until we reach 150 link ups, whichever comes first.
6. If you would like us to tweet your post that is absolutely fine, just tweet your link to me @WithFranca, Tracey @frazzledmumblog, Alana @BurnishedChaos and Kim @oddhogg and we will retweet it. Please remember to use the hashtag #KCACOLS.
I look forward to reading and commenting your posts!! 🙂
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