Welcome back to our FIRST #KCACOLS of 2021. We had 23 link ups last time! 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 on the #KCACOLS linky page! 🙂
Please remember that this linky is all about commenting hence the reward of being featured. I cannot chase people individually. That is why I send the “Thank You Email” so people can check the list and also make sure if they have been mentioned so they can go back to the linky and do their commenting.
ALSO, PLEASE remember to comment on the co-hosts and host posts. We are allowed to change our posts on the following Saturday after the linky is live. So, please be aware of these changes during the second week. There are a lot of people that are skipping the first 4 posts which is very disappointing. These posts are part of the required comments, so please don’t skip them.
Finally, remember that FRIDAY NIGHT is the deadline for all comments.
Happy New Year! I am sorry I delayed the linky for another week. I was not organised and needed another week. Also with everything going on at the moment I just thought I needed a longer break. How are you all doing? I know it is not the best scenario to start the New Year with a lockdown but cases are rising and I think this is the only way we can manage this virus.
My girls started home-schooling last Thursday, so we only had 2 full days of home-schooling. I am honestly glad we didn’t start from Monday because I think I would have completely fail lol I am trying to get my mind ready for next week. It is will be so hard but I am trying to keep positive and tell myself that we can do this as we have done it once before.
It has been hard to juggle work with home-schooling so not sure how will I be able to fit that into my daily routine. So far I haven’t had this yet but I know some jobs are coming so I will have to be super organised.
Sending love to all the parents out there juggling life too. I also wanted to say THANK YOU to all the teachers that are trying to help us with our children as well as doctors and co-workers risking their lives every day.
Each linkup, I love sharing a photo from my last 2 weeks on Instagram, so here is my favourite:
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
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We had 23 linkups! On Thursday we had 7 posts that needed more comments. By Friday night (deadline for commenting) we managed to reduce this number to 6 posts. I was hoping to reduce this number more.
Regarding the people that have not commented on the post before theirs, we got 2 people on Thursday. By Friday night, we reduced this number to 1. So I am also pleased we managed to get this number down a little bit too.
Also, remember to comment on the co-hosts posts. Please also be aware that I’m BLOCKING URLs/Emails of people that have joined the linky and have not commented on any posts for consecutive weeks. If you find I have blocked you by mistake, please contact me.
I also wanted to say that I will need all your comments to be done by Friday as I won’t be doing any counting on Saturdays anymore. So Friday Night will be the deadline for all comments for now on.
The linky will be open for 2 weeks until the second Wednesday at 8 pm or until we reach 100 link ups, whichever comes first.
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 KCACOLS Facebook Group, pin it on my Twitter account and on my Facebook page together with some generic tweets. I will of course, 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 by 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. We will do our best for you to receive a comment from someone on behalf of the linky (either the co-hosts or me).
GUEST CO-HOSTS FROM THE PREVIOUS LINK UP
GUEST CO-HOSTS FOR THIS LINK UP
My second guest co-host this week is MALIN from Sensational Learning With Penguin. Malin has co-hosted with me many times. I am super happy to have her back. Since she joined this linky she has been a great supporter of the linky which is lovely. Malin has a parenting blog. Her blog is about Mummy and Penguin which is a place for them to share what they do and why. Penguin has a diagnosis of autism, and they recently opted for home education. She shares their days out, baking, crafts, play dough among other activities. 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 (@senlearnuk) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, Saturday Night Is (Always) Pizza Night!. linked up too. If you could please go there and add a comment it would be AWESOME!
My first guest co-host this week is EMMA from Me and B Make Tea. Emma has co-hosted many times and she has been featured and mentioned lots of times. She has 2 gorgeous boys. She blogs about fun food ideas, days out, random thoughts and the bits in between! She is happily married and she is lucky to live nearby the beach. 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 (@meandbmaketea) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, Becoming Vegan-ish – 12 Tips for an Easy Transition to a Vegan Diet linked up too. Please if you could go there and add a comment it would be AWESOME!
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 3
The first person who commented a lot was LYDIA from Pandora and Max. I have featured and mentioned Lydia several times. It is fantastic that she is also back within the 3 commenters! She is a great supporter of this linky and has always been very lovely with her commenting. She has commented on 12 posts! Thank you so much, LYDIA! One of her post from last week was My year in review – 2020. Please go to her post and give her more love if you can.
The second person who commented a lot was JEREMY from Thirsty Daddy. This is fantastic news! I am so happy to have Jeremy back at the top 3 commenters again. He has been mentioned before and he has been featured a couple of times so it is fantastic. He has joined the linky for more than 3 years now. Love having a daddy blogger joining us for so long. Thank yous so much Jeremy for your support. He has commented on 10 posts! His post from last week was Pictures That Pack A Punch Please visit his post and give him more love if you can.
The third person who commented a lot was HELEN from Twins Tantrums and cold coffee. This is wonderful! I am very happy to have Helen within the top 3 commenters for the third time. As I mentioned before, she is a new linker which is so lovely to see. Thank yous so much Helen for all your lovely comments. She has commented on 8 posts! Her post from last week was 15 Simple Christmas Craft Ideas For Children. Please visit her post and give her more love if you can.
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 6
Behind Lydia, Jeremy and Helen were HANAH from Hannah and the Twiglets with 7 comments, SHELLEY from Wander and Luxe with 6 comments and NATALIE from Crummy Mummy with 5 comments. Thank you so much to all of you! 🙂
For this week’s linky I am linking up How To Cope With The Winter Blues This Year – 6 Things that Help Me and Rock Luggage Vintage Range Review so I hope you like it! 😉
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!
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Now let’s carry on with the linky:
Every 2 weeks I will choose 6 people who have commented A LOT on the linky. Three will be featured and another three will be mentioned in 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 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 100 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, MALIN @senlearnuk and EMMA @meandbmaketea and we will retweet it. Please remember to use the hashtag #KCACOLS.
I look forward to reading and commenting on your posts!! 🙂
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