Welcome back to #KCACOLS. I hope you are all well! We had 81 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! 🙂
CHANGES TO THE LINKY
Firstly I would like to say that I am sorry I didn’t have the linky live last weekend. I was on a press trip in France which was amazing and after receiving my itinerary I realised it would be impossible for me to have any time for the linky so the sensible thing was to delayed it one more week. I will try to be more organised in future!
I have decided to change the maximum number of link ups that we can have for the linky so we can focus even more on the commenting. The truth is that I would rather have fewer link ups from loyal linkers than having a lot of link ups but no reciprocation. So from now on, we will have a maximum of 100 link ups which will be better for everyone when commenting, especially for the co-hosts as it is a big job to comment on a lot of posts. I hope this will bring more comments for everyone.
I had three busy weeks. Sometimes I wonder how I have time to breath! The good thing though is that I love so much what I do that I don’t mind having little time left for me! However, I’m really looking forward to going away on holiday soon when I hope to finally rest for once! I guess I will have to organise myself a lot so I can properly enjoy it! What about you? Do you have any plans for the summer? Are you going somewhere nice?
Each link up, I love sharing a couple of photos from my last 2 weeks on Instagram, so here are two of my favourites:
Ile d' Aix is such a cute little island in the Charente-Maritime area in France! I fell in love with it straight away! It is known as the Pearl of the Estuary, and is just 30 minutes boat ride from Fouras on the mainland. It is wild and beautiful! It is definitely worth a visit! Have you visited this island before? #charentemaritime @charentemaritimetourisme
#KCACOLS ON INSTAGRAM
Thank you so much for using the #KCACOLS hashtag on Instagram for all your photos. There are now 7,190 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:
- HELEN from Talking Mums
"I look like a rainbow mummy" 🌈 - this one is always my sunshine through the rain. 💕 The school did a colour run today in aid of @clairehouse I volunteered to be a 'colour thrower' and luckily the rain held off and the kids had a fab time (so did I) getting drenched in colour. #colourrun #colourrun2017 #colourfulworld #rainbowcolours #funseekingkids #highlightsofhappy #kcacols
2. JULIE from Picking Up Toys
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 got 81 links! It was nice to see more link ups this time. By Thursday, we had 34 posts that still needed more love and about 21 people that had not commented on the post before theirs.
By Saturday this number was reduced to 10 and 8 respectively. I have NOT REMINDED people about commenting this week as I just decided to have a break from chasing but I will come back to it again for this link up. I also wanted to say that about 3 people missed the # while commenting. Please do not forget to do that so I can count your comment and also the post’s owners and other people as well will know your comments come from the linky. From the 10 posts I mentioned, only 2 have 2 comments and the remaining 8 have 3 comments which is very good! 🙂
DON’T FORGET ABOUT THE 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 100 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, Poem: Speeding To A Stop 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 CHERYL from Tea or Wine and EMMA from Me And B Make Tea for helping me with the commenting this week! Emma has co-hosted before so she did a great job as expected. Cheryl has not co-hosted before and she did a great job too. I really enjoyed co-hosting with them! 🙂
GUEST CO-HOSTS FOR THIS WEEK
My first guest co-host this week is HELENA from The Queen Of Collage. I’m very happy to have Helena co-hosting the linky with me this time. It is the first time that she is co-hosting so we are both looking forward to it. Her blog was originally set up as a creative outlet in order to showcase her creations but since then it has evolved to include her family’s life and loves in Oxfordshire and beyond. She is a stay at home mum in her early 30s and she has two gorgeous girls. 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 (@QueenofCollage) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, This Summer Step into The Story Museum 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 MAINY from Myrealfairy.com. Mainy has been featured and mentioned before. She has co-hosted this linky a few times too. She has a lifestyle blog but she adds something different to it. She embraces the mystical, quirky, literary and the fairy-like. She is based in Dorset where she lives with her 2 gorgeous sons, partner and friends. She uses her blog to express her views on lots of different things that she likes and has an interest in. I’m looking forward to co-hosting with her again. Please give some love to her social media accounts which are (Twitter & Pinterest). She will also be retweeting your tweets this week so please add her twitter handle (@myrealfairy) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, 10 Ingenious Ways to Entertain Kids on Holiday 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 BREAD from Winging It. How fantastic is that? I don’t know now how many times Bread has been featured and mentioned here. I love having her! She really does a great job every link up which is really nice of her. She was AMAZING commenting on 60 posts! Thank you so much, BREAD! One of her posts from last week was Poem: Affirmation. Please go to her post and give her more love if you can.
The second person who commented a lot was MADELINE from This Glorious Life. It is so nice to have Madeline back in the top 3 commenters list. She is always amazing with the commenting. I have lost the count of how many times she has been featured and mentioned. I hope I can have her helping me co-host the linky one day. That would be lovely! She is FANTASTIC! She has commented on 30 posts! Thank you so much, MADELINE! One of her posts from last week was Should we teach our children to fight back or walk away? Please go to her post and give her more love if you can.
The third person(s) who commented a lot was EPRIL & AMY from Eps and Amy. I’m very excited to have them this week again! It is fantastic to see Eps & Amy in the top 3 for so many weeks now! It is so nice that they take the time to comment. They were FAB commenting on 18 posts! Thank you so much, EPRIL & AMY! One of their posts from last week was An open letter to my father whom I have never met. Please go to their post and give them more love if you can.
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 6
Behind Bread, Madeline and Eps & Amy were TRACEY from Oh Pretty City with 18 comments, CASSIE from Gorgeous Georges Mama with 16 comments and LAURA from Mummy Lauretta with 15 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, HELENA @QueenofCollage and MAINY @myrealfairy 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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