Welcome back to my linky #KCACOLS. I hope you all had a fantastic week! We did GOOD with 99 link ups! Not our standard amount of link ups but I guess it’s because we are all busy with the countdown to Christmas. 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! 🙂
There will be a 2-week break during Christmas and the New Year. So the last link up of the year will be on Saturday 17th December and then we will be back on Saturday 7th January 2017. I thought it would be nice to let you know in advance. 🙂
I can’t believe it has been 2 weeks already since the last link up! Time really flies. I have done so much during this 2 weeks that I can’t believe I’m still alive, LOL! Definitely, my schedule is getting busier but I’m loving all these nice opportunities that I get to experience sometimes alone and sometimes with my family thanks to this blog. As I already mentioned before I was away in Paris for 3 days with 12 other British Bloggers and 150 international bloggers for the E-Fluent event. I will be writing about how it went but in the meantime, I’m linking up my pre-trip post for you to get an idea of where I was heading for. I will link my experience in Paris in the next link up. On Monday, I’m off again, this time to Basel for 3 days to visit the Christmas Markets over there. I’m so excited! Eeek I can’t wait! 🙂
Each week I love sharing a couple of photos from my week on Instagram, so here are 2 of my favourite ones:
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Still remembering our magical visit to @laplanduk It is such a beautiful place! 🎄❄️☃️🎅🏻#laplanduk #christmas2016. This is my photo for this week's #UnPocoDeTodoUK IG linky which will be live tonight at 9 pm. The theme for this week is Parents in the Picture. Please, we would love if you come and join us! 😃 (link will be in my bio later) 😘
Thank you so much for all the people that joined us last week for our #UnPocoDeTodoUK link up. We had a good week with lots of you joining! Thank you. NICKY will host the linky on Monday 12th December at 9pm until midnight on Friday 16th. The theme for next week is “KIDS“. This an easy theme so I hope to see lots of you there next week.
Thank you so much too for using the #KCACOLS hashtag on Instagram for all your photos. We have 3,222 photos! I love that it is growing every day! It is lovely to see all your photos there! I would love it if more of you could also use the hashtag for your photos and of course it would be even better if we alTl also spread some love there! As I mentioned before, I am featuring a photo from the community that has caught my eye during the week or since the last link up. This week I’m featuring Madeline’s photo from This Glorious Life.
NOW BACK TO THE LINKY:
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 the linky post on the Facebook Group, pin it on my Twitter account and on my Facebook page together with some generic tweets. If you could also share it by clicking the link below that would be FABULOUS!
Again, I’m so sorry I didn’t send the Thank You email. It has been very difficult for me to get things done due to the latest trips and commitments that I have had so I must admit that I’m a little disorganised at the moment. After this trip to Basel things will calm down so I hope to have time to do the email again.
We had the lowest amount of link ups I think since the linky started last year. I was surprised to see that we didn’t manage to have 100 link ups. I guess we are all busy and people don’t have much time to do linkies. I really hope this week is much better. Things will change in the New Year. I’ll explain all of that in our last link up of the year!
In terms of commenting we had a week ago about 52 posts that didn’t get as many comments but thanks to the awesome people in our KCACOLS CROWD facebook group we actually managed to get all the posts with 4 comments as a minimum. This is lovely, even though I’m not pushing for this anymore, but if it happens I’m of course very happy for that! Thank you so much to all of you!
REMINDER: I am not pushing for the 4 comments per post anymore. I will keep showing a list of posts that have fewer comments to encourage people to comment more on those but after that, I will not keep asking. It will be lovely if we can get a minimum of 2 comments per post but of course, we should be aiming for more.
PLEASE Remember to approve your comments and check your SPAM folders (this is such a HUGE problem for me as it keeps being part of why I can’t have a current list as I know for sure lots of posts have comments that have not been approved yet)
Also, please remember that I’m expecting a minimum of 5 comments per person (1 host, 3 co-hosts and the post before yours) and if you link up 2 posts I would expect 6 comments as a minimum per person (1 host, 3 co-hosts, the posts before yours and 1 more )
Please do not forget to comment on the post before yours. If you have any problems commenting on the post before yours please just send me a message and I will do my best to help. AGAIN, please do not link up and run. Finally, do not forget to add the linky badge.
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 🙂
NOTE: If you receive a lot of comments, try to reciprocate to the ones that have taken the time to comment on your post. It is all about being generous with each other and spreading lots of love.
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 will be MARIA from Suburban Mum. These are her social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, & Pinterest). She will also be re-tweeting your tweets this week so please add her twitter handle (@suburb4nmum) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, Festive Fun with a Pines and Needles Christmas Tree 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 NICOLE from The Mum Reviews and LAURA from Five Little Doves for helping me with the commenting this week! They have not co-hosted before but they did a good job. It was really nice having them! They have been GREAT! 🙂
GUEST CO-HOSTS FOR THIS WEEK
My first guest co-host this week is CECILE from The Frenchie Mummy. This is the second time that I’m co-hosting with Cecile. It is always really nice to have her as she is an amazing supporter of this linky since the first time that she joined us. I finally met her at Blogfest and as expected she is lovely! 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 (@FrenchieMummy) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, CybexEatSleepLove Blogger Event Launching the Priam 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 KERRY from Blissful Domestication. This is also the second time that Kerry is co-hosting with me. I love having her too as she has been linking up with us for a long time, so it is great to have het again this week. I’m so looking forward to co-hosting with her. 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 (@blissfulkerry) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, Arty Apple Personalised Aprons Review 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 week was EMMA from Me and B Make Tea. Emma is back again at the TOP, yay! She is a great supporter of the linky and I love that! As always, It is really nice to have her here. She was WONDERFUL commenting on 54 posts! Thank you so much, EMMA! One of her posts from last week was, Visiting Father Christmas – The Good, The Bad and the Ugly Please go to her post and give her more love if you can.
The second person who commented the most this week was KIMBERLY from Odd Hogg. I have featured Kim before as she is always really nice commenting a lot of your posts. She has also co-hosted with me before. She is also a big supporter of the linky and I really appreciate that! She was FANTASTIC commenting on 43 posts! Thank you so much, KIM! One of her posts from last week was, 5 Things To Fill Your Homemade Advent Please go to her post and give her more love if you can.
The third person who commented a lot this week was LAURA from Bubsy Diaries. I’m so excited to feature LAURA this week. She has joined the linky not long ago and it is always really lovely to have her as one of the top commenters. She was GREAT commenting on 34 posts! Thank you so much, LAURA! One of her posts from last week was What my son has taught me. Please go to her post and give her more love if you can.
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 6
Behind Emma, Ember and Madeline were ALI from Ali’s Upside Down World with 20 comments, KRISTIN from Fours Princesses and the Cheese with 19 comments and MADDY from The Speed Mum with 18 comments. Thank you so much, lovely ladies!!! 🙂
For this week’s linky I am linking up Heading to Paris for E-Fluent Spot 5 and Your Present is the Presence – Digital Detox Challenge so I hope you like them! 😉
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:
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 backlink 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 and the monthly co-host. 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, Maria @suburb4nmum, Cecile @FrenchieMummy and Kerry @blissfulkerry 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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