Welcome back to #KCACOLS. We had 40 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.
I hope you are all well. For me, this hasn’t been a good week. I have been unwell and in bed having some symptoms. I have felt breathless and weak. It was very scary. I have never felt so grateful to be able to breathe. I don’t know if this was the virus or not but all I can say is that it was very nasty. Please stay at home and be safe.
Each linkup, I love sharing a photo from my last 2 weeks on Instagram, so here is my favourite:
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✨𝕆ℕ𝔼 𝔻𝔸𝕐 𝔸𝕋 𝔸 𝕋𝕀𝕄𝔼✨ These last couple of weeks have definitely been difficult. Today is our 4th week staying at home. We had good days and bad days. Homeschooling and working was a challenge. I am so glad it is now the holidays and the pressure has been taken away. We are going to try to do one activity per day from school so the girls carry on a structure and also can see a difference between the weeks and the weekends. But ultimately, I want them to have fun and play. The most difficult part for me at the moment is hearing the daily news. It is definitely demoralising. Every day I wake up hoping for better news but things don’t get better. I know this situation won’t be forever and hopefully, things will improve in a few weeks. I think I will check the news less as it is definitely affecting me a lot! For now, we are just living each day at the time and hoping for this to end soon. Wishing for better times and dreaming of gorgeous places to visit once this is over! 𝙃𝙤𝙬 𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙛𝙚𝙚𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙜? #sisters #siblingslove
#KCACOLS ON INSTAGRAM
Thank you so much for using the #KCACOLS hashtag on Instagram for all your photos. It is lovely to see your photos there! We have more than 13.6k photos that have used the hashtag which is lovely! I love when you use the hashtag. After a lot of consideration, I have decided that I will not do a feature on my post any more. But please keep using the hashtag. I always check it and like all the photos there.
KCACOLS CROWD FACEBOOK GROUP
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NOW BACK TO THE LINKY
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We had 40 linkups! Very excited to have more linkups this week! On Thursday we had 17 posts that needed more comments. By Friday night (deadline for commenting) we manage to reduce this number to 15. It is still a high number which is sad. I hope the comment improves for this new linkup. I had a lot of people that linked up and run this time and I have blocked them so they won’t be able to linkup again.
Regarding the people that have not commented on the post before theirs, we got 14 people on Thursday. By Friday night, we reduced this number to 11 people. We didn’t reduce this number as much and this is due to people linking and then running. I really hope this new linkup is better.
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. 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).
GUEST CO-HOSTS FROM THE PREVIOUS LINK UP
GUEST CO-HOSTS FOR THIS LINK UP
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, Get Your Free Garden Treasure Hunt Printable Now! 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 KELLY-ANNE from Mimi Rose And Me. Kelly-Anne has helped me co-host the linky many times too. I have also mentioned and featured her before. She is lovely and she supports this linky a lot which is really nice. Kelly-Anne is a writer, blogger and mum to a beautiful girl called Amelia. She is married to Tony and together they have set up their home in the beautiful countryside of Norfolk. She is a self-certified tea addict, a lover of the 50s, stationary and she eats way too much Haribo. 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 (@Mimiroseandme) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, How Do You Talk To Your Children About The Coronavirus?
linked up too. If you could please go there and add a comment it would be AWESOME!
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 3
The first person who commented a lot was JO from A Rose Tinted World. I’m so excited! Jo is back within the 3 commenters! Hurrah! Thank you for commenting so much! She has done a great job commenting on many of your lovely posts. She has commented on 23 posts! One of her posts from the last link-up was The Life Of Anne Frank – Book Review Please go to the post and give some more love if you can.
The second person who commented a lot was MELINDA from Narwhal Moon. This is great! I am very happy to have Melinda within the top 3 commenters for the second time in a row. She has just joined the linky and she is doing a fantastic job. Thank yous so much Melinda for all your comments. He has commented on 19 posts! Her post from last week was Homemade Waffles. Please visit her post and give her more love if you can
The third person who commented a lot was JADE from The Parenting Jungle. This is lovely news! I’m super excited to have Jade within the top 3 commenters. She joined this linky back in 2017 and she used to linkup with us quite often. She has co-hosted with me before too, so it is lovely to have her back! The last time I featured her was exactly a year ago back in April 2019. Thank yous so much Jade for joining us again. She has commented on 18 posts! Her post from last week was How I Was Saved By The Midnight Mother’s Other’s Club. Please visit her post and give her more love if you can.
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 6
Behind Jo, Melinda and Jade were LYDIA from Pandora and Max with 13 comments, ALEX from One Clueless Mum with 11 comments and JEREMY from Thirsty Daddy with 9 comments. Thank you so much to all of you! 🙂
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 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, EMMA @meandbmaketea and KELLY-ANNE @Mimiroseandme 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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