Hola chicos, welcome back to my linky #KCACOLS. I hope you all had a great week! Thank you again for all your support. We did GREAT last week with 91 link ups!! HURRAH!! It is our best so far so I’m so excited about that!! THANK YOU ALL so much for being part of this linky! 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 more about this linky from the #KCACOLS linky page! 🙂
This is the second week of the Easter holidays. I hope you are enjoying having your children around and you have lots of material to blog about! I had a mixed week as I had Sienna unwell (as usual I’m blaming the annoying nursery bugs) but I also had a few things that made me smile this week. I was invited to go to Bluestone in Wales for the first time next week and I’m so excited about it! I can’t wait to go. Unfortunately because of the short notice Nick can’t come but I’m bringing my sister in law and nephew instead so it will be so much fun! We will be there from Monday to Friday next week so watch this space as I will be posting a lot about that! ;-). Another great news is that I was FEATURED for the first time by Kate from Family Fever for the Britmums Review Round-Up for my review of Bloom & Wild. I’m so happy about that! Another thing that made me smile was an invitation I got from Monarch Airlines for their cookery on Wednesday night where we learnt how to cook a Portuguese meal!! It was delicious. If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram you have probably seen some of my photos. You can see below a summary of the night in photos that I posted on Instagram!! I had so much fun!! 🙂
Had a great time last night at @atelierdeschefs for #flavoursoflisbon @monarchairlines cookery event!! It was so much fun! We ate Portuguese Pork and clam Stew carne (Carne de Porco à Alentejena) and Portuguese custard tard (Pasteis de Nata) = delicious!!! 😋 🍽 ❤️ #food #fbloggers #pbloggers #portugal
Now to the linky. This week the commenting didn’t start very well but it picked up by the end of the week which made me incredibly happy! Yaay!
- We had one post that had 21 comments from this linky which is amazing.
- There were some posts with up to 16 comments too!
- There were 5 posts with 3 comments.
- The rest of the posts had between 4 and 21 comments!
- Also for this week the last couple of posts linked up had about 5 and 7 comments each which is really good.
THANK YOU to all of you that love being generous and spreading lots of love!! I really appreciate that!! 🙂
We had 7 people that didn’t comment on the post linked up before their post. It is better than last week but still a higher number than we have had previous weeks. I really don’t know what to do to make it clear that for me this is incredibly important! This rule is the main rule as it makes the linky. I find it incredibly unfair that there are people not receiving a comment because of this reason. I used to tweet people to remind them but then I stopped as it is not a pleasant job to do, but I think I might need to come back to do this again so I can improve the situation.
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. I read them all and I have liked them all! Also I would like to say that I can’t go and comment all your posts because of the lack of time. I go to each post to make sure that you are all getting your comments and I browse your posts but I can’t comment on them all. Please understand and I apologise in advance. However you will always receive a comment from someone on behalf of the linky (either the co-hosts or me). Each co-host and I have an allocated section within the linky to comment on. Then we go around to see if there are posts that need a boost. Of course if we do have some time we also go and comment on posts that have drawn our attention. This is how we administrate the commenting. I thought you might be interested to know how the commenting works.
CO-HOSTING: If you would like to co-host with me you need to first be a regular to this linky and know all the rules. You can always ask to be booked for a future date but at least I would like you to have had at least one month of linking up with #KCACOLS. So, if you are free and would like to be my guest co-host for one week please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I would like to say THANK YOU so much to SANDY from Mommy’s Little Princesses and CLARE from Sons, Sand and Sauvignon for helping me with the commenting this week! I’m so blown away with how incredibly helpful and also how happy and positive these 2 ladies are! It was a total pleasure to co-host with them this week. They were both FANTASTIC! SANDY & CLARE you are AMAZING!!! I’m also so happy that you both liked it and have already booked again to co-host with me again!! Yaaay!! 🙂
My first guest co-host this week is JESSICA from Babi a Fi. This is the first time that I’m having Jessica co-hosting this linky and it is very exciting! I’m sure you are familiar with her blog as she has been featured and mentioned lots of times because she has always been so generous with her commenting. She has been a regular of this linky since it started and I always love having her here!! Jessica is definitely a linky lover!!! Please give her some love on 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 (@jess__powell) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally she has a guest co-host post, My Non-Negotiables linked up too. Please if you could go there and add a comment it would be AWESOME!!
My second guest co-host for this week is LUCY from R is for Hoppit. I’m very happy to have Lucy this week. This will be her first time co-hosting KCACOLS too so we are both really excited about it! I’m pretty sure you have all read Lucy’s blog as she has these hilarious posts about her toddler! She has also been a regular for KCACOLS since it started and it has always been a pleasure to have her. She is also a linky lover!! Please give her some love. These are her social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook & Pinterest). She will also be retweeting your tweets this week so please add her twitter handle (@sillymummy88) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally she has a guest co-host post, Toddler Interior Design Tips linked up too. Please if you could go there and add a comment it would be AWESOME!!
For last week, the person who commented the most was SARAH from Mumzilla. I have featured Sarah last week but she was not at the top so now I’m so excited that she managed to comment the most!! She has been commenting incredibly generous this week which I do appreciate A LOT. She commented on 30 posts!! How amazing is that!! Thank you so much SARAH! You are AMAZING! Her post from last week was What is a Yummy Mummy?. If you haven’t read it already, go and check it out now! 😉
The second person who commented a lot this week was TRACEY from One Frazzled Mum. I love Tracey. She is incredibly nice and she always comments a lot. She is very generous when commenting and you can see that she knows how to spread so much love, hence why I have featured and mentioned her so many times! She has commented on 26 posts which is FANTASTIC!! Thank you so much TRACEY! YOU ARE AMAZING. One of her posts from last week was Ordering Glasses Online with Firmoo. Please go and check it out! 🙂
The third person who has commented a lot this week is CLAIRE from The Pramshed. I have mentioned Claire several times but I don’t think I have featured her before!! I was of course very happy to have her this week! She is always commenting a lot and spreading lots of love too which is great!! I’m also very happy that she will be one of my guest co-hosts next week!! Yaay!! She commented on 20 posts which is BRILLIANT!! Thank you so much CLAIRE! Her post from last week was Weaning: Our Journey so far….. Please go back to her post and give her more love if you can!
Behind Sarah, Tracey and Claire was FIONA from Coombe Mill with 16 comments, MANDY from Raising the Rainbows with 15 comments and AMANDA from Chocolate Pages & ALICE from Nipper & Tyke both with 14 comments each. 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 the last 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:
Each week 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 Saturday linky post. This means that 6 people will get a back link on my new linky post each 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 per week.
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 on as I will be linking up 2 posts every week if possible). Then comment the guest co-hosts. Then comment on 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 Saturday from 10 pm and will remain open until Wednesday at 11.59 pm.
6. If you would like us to tweet your post that is absolutely fine, just tweet your link to me @WithFranca, Jessica @jess__powell and Lucy @sillymummy88 we will both retweet it. Please remember to use the hashtag #KCACOLS.
I look forward to reading and commenting your posts!! 🙂
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