Welcome back to #KCACOLS. I hope you all had 2 great weeks. We did FANTASTIC with 119 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! 🙂
I’m still slowly coming back to my normal routine. We have not had many exciting things to do lately but things will start changing as we have lots of things booked. We are travelling to Yorkshire during the half term and we are super excited about that. We have also been reviewing lots of cool toys recently. I really enjoyed testing them with the girls.
Each week I love sharing a couple of photos from my week on Instagram, so here are two of my favourites:
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I love this happy and smiley face! It is so nice to see your kids having a good time and enjoying every minute. Tantrums and tears are a part of life when you have young children but when you have moments like this you just want to freeze them and keep them in memory forever! Do you feel the same way? #toddlers
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It is not long now for half term and I will have my beautiful Bella to spend more time with me. It is funny because in the past I would probably be worried to have to take some time off and organise the week for her to be entertained or if possible arrange for her to spend some time with her grandparents. However, since last year, I have been having Bella with me at home during her holidays and I must admit that I like it a lot now that she is older and its easier to go around. She loves hanging out with mummy so no matter what the plan is, she will be so happy to be part of it. Now that she is 6 (almost 7) there are so many things that we can do together to have the best week ever! I'm really looking forward to half term! What about you? Do you enjoy having some time off during half term? Is it a struggle or do you love it? Tell me all about it! 🙂 #mummydaughtertime
#KCACOLS ON INSTAGRAM
Thank you so much for using the #KCACOLS hashtag on Instagram for all your photos. There are now 4,348 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 a photo from the community that has caught my eye since the last link up. This time I’m featuring a photo by MACKENZIE from Reflections From Me.
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First day back at school done ✅ I so feel like relaxing right now, but school bags to unpack and lunch containers to was up. But kids had a great day, so I'm a happy mum. . . . #beauthenticallyyou #beyourself #reflectionsfromme #mackenzieglanville #livingfearlesslyauthentic #mumlifestyle #mumlife #inspirationalblogger #kcacols #thehappynow #highlightsofhappy #stayclassymama #pinklinker #blogstravaganza #bloggerslife #rememberwhen #rememberingthesedays #wanderlust #portdouglas #bekindtoyourself #happymum #goodday #tiredmum #feelinggrateful #liveauthentic #livebeautifully #livehappy
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
I’m happy to see that the number of posts that needed more commenting was much lower this week compared to the previous link up. Of course, I would love if we never have to worry about it but I know this will never be the case. We had about 25 posts that needed more comments. After the “Thank You” email and posting on our Facebook group we reduced it a lot. There were still some posts that needed approval and there was also a post that had the commenting off so overall we did well!
Regarding the comment of the post linked up before yours, we had about 20 people that didn’t do that comment. I have reminded them and most of them have done it so I’m very pleased with it. I’m not happy about people who link up and run. This is not something that has happened now, it has been good for a few weeks. I have everything on a spreadsheet. I’m sure you know who you are. Going forward I will delete posts by people that do this because it is not fair for everybody else.
DON’T FORGET ABOUT THE NEW CHANGES TO THE LINKY
The linky is now 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 go around commenting 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, Am I Destined to be Average? 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 EMMA from Me and B Make Tea and KIRSTY from Winnettes 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 second guest co-host for this week is JADE from The Parenting Jungle. I’m very excited to have Jade as my co-host for this link up. It was great that she was happy to help me again. I’m sure a lot of you have visited her blog before. She tells us the things how they are which I like a lot. Please give her some love. These are her social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram & Pinterest). She will also be retweeting your tweets this week so please add her twitter handle (@ParentingJungle) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, The Trauma of Birth. Why It Was Ok That I Did Not Want My Son 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 KATE from The Hippy Christian Mum. I’m very excited to have Kate as my co-host for the first time. I can see she has done a makeover on her blog. It is looking fab! She has been linking up with us for a while but it is the first time that she helping me which is lovely! Please give her social media accounts some love (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, & Pinterest). She will also be retweeting your tweets this week so please add her twitter handle (@hippychristimum) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, A Review of Lottie Dolls linked up too. If you could please 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. I’m so happy to see Bread as the top commenter for the first time. I was amazed to see that she was so kind to take the time to comment on pretty much all the posts. I think she couldn’t do all of them because one post had the commenting off and also a few comments have not been approved yet. I thought her effort was amazing. She has commented on a whopping number of 116 posts! Thank you so much, BREAD! One of her posts from last week was The Many Cries Of Snappy. Please visit her post and give her more love if you can.
The second person who commented a lot was BECKY from Mommy and Rory. It is really nice to see Becky back again in the top commenters. She was at the top last time so she is spreading a lot of love within the linky which is fantastic! She commented on 46 posts! Thank you so much, BECKY! Her post from last week was A Letter To My Friend. Please go to her post and give her more love if you can.
The third person who commented a lot was MADELINE from This Glorious Life. It is great to see Madeline back in the top commenters again. I’m sure you are all familiar with her blog. She is lovely and she is always commenting a lot which is really nice! She commented on 43 posts! Thank you so much, MADELINE! Her post from last week was, 3 Tips To Get Back On Track With Your New Year’s Resolutions. Please go to her post and give her more love if you can.
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 6
Behind Bread, Becky and Madeline were KELLY-ANNE from Mimi Rose & Me with 40 comments, LAURA from Dot Makes 4 with 27 comments and ALI from Alis’s Upside Down World with 24 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, Jade @ParentingJungle and Kate @hippychristimum 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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