Welcome back to #KCACOLS. We had 42 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, remember that FRIDAY NIGHT is the deadline for all comments.
I am so happy to be back! However, I really needed a break. I am feeling much better now. My girls are now back to school but it was an intense week. At the start, my eldest daughter was so anxious she woke up upset on the first day of school. She managed to compose herself and went to school with a positive attitude. She then had a great day which was a relief. Both my girls had a good week in the end. How was the first week back to school for you? Hope all your kids are more settled now.
Each linkup, I love sharing a photo from my last 2 weeks on Instagram, so here is my favourite:
#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 13.9k photos that have used the hashtag which is lovely!
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 39 linkups! This is fantastic! We had a couple of new linkers too. On Thursday we had 14 posts that needed more comments. By Friday night (deadline for commenting) we manage to reduce this number to 10 posts. I am a little bit disappointed as I expected this number to be lower after having 2 weeks time to comment.
Regarding the people that have not commented on the post before theirs, we got 5 people on Thursday. By Friday night, we didn’t reduce this number which is a shame. I was hoping the numbers would be much better this time. Let’s hope we manage to have a better linkup this time.
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 first guest co-host this week is LIBERTY from Liberty on the Lighter Side. I am so excited to have Liberty as my co-host this week for the first time. Liberty joined this linky a year ago but then she stopped and now she is back. I love having when old linkers come back. Liberty has a parenting blog. She was born in England but reared in South Afric. She left Johannesburg with her husband and one child and now lives in the tranquillity of the Irish countryside with 3 more kids, their 2 dogs as well as 2 chickens and 2 bunnies. She loves to draw, paint, write, teach a women’s Bible study group, walk beside the sea and dance, she is an occasional graphic designer and she loves good chocolate and coffee.
My second guest co-host this week is MALIN from Sensational Learning With Penguin. Malin has co-hosted with me many times too. 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, Baking Together: Extra Special Sponge Cake With Raisins, Cranberries & More. 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 KATRINA from CHATTER FOX. This is fantastic news! I am very happy to have Katrina within the top 3 commenters for the second time. She is a new linker which is amazing. Thank yous so much Katrina for all your lovely comments. She has commented on 30 posts! One of her posts from last week was Gift Ideas For A Two Year Old Please visit her post and give her more love if you can
The second person who commented a lot was TRACEY from One Frazzled Mum. This is great news. Tracey is always supporting this linky and she always comments a lot. I have mentioned her a lot as well as feature her in the past. She has co-hosted with me before too so it is lovely to see her within the top commenting again. She has done a great job commenting on your lovely posts. She has commented on 18 posts! One of her posts from the last linkup was What Are The Secrets Of Saltlake. Please go to the post and give some more love if you can.
The third person who commented a lot was ROSIE from A Rosie World. This is amazing news! I am so excited to have Rosie within the top 3 commenters for the first time. She joined this linky a few months ago and she has been linking up sporadically. She has commented on 12 posts! Her post from last week was 5 Great Books To Read This Summer. Please visit her post and give her more love if you can.
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 6
Behind Katrina, Tracey and Rosie were LYDIA from Pandora and Max with 11 comments, HANNAH from Hannah and the twiglets with 10 comments and RACHEL from Children’s of Wanderlust with 9 comments. Thank you so much to all of you! 🙂
For this week’s linky I am linking up 7 Beautiful Beaches To Visit In Crete and How To Make The Most Of The Space In Your Small RV Rental 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, LIBERTY @libertyhenwick and MALIN @senlearnuk 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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