Welcome back to #KCACOLS. I hope you all had 2 fantastic weeks. We had 91 link ups! 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! 🙂
After the bank holiday weekend when I was ill, it took me a little while to feel better again. I had to cancel a few events because I was feeling very weak. So I didn’t do much. I had a couple of dentist and GP appointments so my last couple of weeks have not been very exciting! But things are about to change because May is the month of birthdays. Today is Bella’s birthday. She is 7 years old. Not sure how she is suddenly 7, I don’t know! But she is looking so grown up lately!
Next week Nick and I are going away to Vienna and Hamburg. It’s my sister’s wedding so I’m looking forward to that! Then we will be on a cool press trip in Hamburg. I have never been there. Actually, I have never been to Germany so I am very excited! I will be celebrating my 4oth in Hamburg so it will be a special day for me! 🙂
Each link up, I love sharing a couple of photos from my last 2 weeks on Instagram, so here are two of my favourites:
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Not sure when was the last time that Nick and I had the chance to enjoy a meal out without the girls. We managed to meet up for a 2 hour lunch on a Friday. We don't do this very often so it felt perfect! We met at @chi_kitchen in Central London. It is actually located on the ground floor in Debenhams Oxford Street. We had the most delicious meal and we couldn't be happier! If you would like to read everything we ordered you can read my blog post here http://wp.me/p6e7fh-37J or by using the direct link in my bio 👆🏻) Do you like Asian food? Have you visited Chi Kitchen before? #chikitchen #debenhams
#KCACOLS ON INSTAGRAM
Thank you so much for using the #KCACOLS hashtag on Instagram for all your photos. There are now 6,423 photos! Yay! It is lovely to see all your photos there! I would love it if more of you could use the hashtag for your photos and of course it would be even better if we all also spread some love there! As I mentioned before, I am featuring 2 photos from the community that have caught my eye since the last link up.
This time I’m featuring photos by:
- ZOE from The Tale of Mummyhood
2. WENDY from Naptime Natter
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Soo..I'm a bit late to the bluebell party and they look pretty much dead in this photo but I still love it 💕 Me and the boys go to a woodland toddler group every Friday which we all really enjoy, today was the first time I got Alex out his sling for the session and let him explore..I don't think he'll be letting me keep him up in the sling anymore, he loved it!
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
We got 91 links and I’m so happy to see that the commenting has improved a lot! You are not going to believe how happy that makes me feel!
By Thursday this week we had about 19 posts that needed more comments and by Saturday morning this number was reduced to 1 which is a blog that has been down for a while so there is nothing we can do about that. So this means that we smashed the commenting this time and I can happily say that all posts have a minimum of 4 comments or more! Yay! Happy times!
We had about 18 people that hadn’t commented on the post linked up before theirs on Thursday but this was reduced to 8 by Saturday morning. After reminding people today we have reduced this number more. I think there are a lot of pending comments to approve. Thank you so much to all the people that have commented a lot. I really appreciate all your support and willingness to participate.
DON’T FORGET ABOUT THE NEW CHANGES TO THE LINKY
The linky is a fortnightly linky. It will be open for 2 weeks until the second Wednesday at 8 pm or until we reach 150 link ups, whichever comes first.
The rules will be the same, the only difference is the amount of time that the linky will be open for. 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 Facebook Group, pin it on my Twitter account and on my Facebook page together with some generic tweets. And of course, I will 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 with 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).
MONTHLY GUEST CO-HOST
This week the “monthly” guest co-host is TRACEY from One Frazzled Mum. Here are her social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, & Pinterest). She will also be retweeting your tweets this week so please add her twitter handle (@frazzledmumblog) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, Fiction: The Secrets of Saltlake, After the Beach 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 KATE from Along Came Poppy and SARA from Mind Your Mamma for helping me with the commenting this week! They have not co-hosted before and they have done an AMAZING job. I really enjoyed co-hosting with them! It was fun! 🙂
GUEST CO-HOSTS FOR THIS WEEK
My first guest co-host this week is BECKY from Educating Roversi. This is the 2nd time that BECKY is co-hosting with me. I’m so happy to have her co-hosting the linky again. It is always a pleasure to have her. 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 (@EducatingR) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, An Open Letter to … my Wifey 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 KIMBERLEY from Oh Just My Little Blog. I’m very excited to have KIMBERLEY co-hosting with me this time. This is her first time co-hosting. She is a teacher, a new wife and now a lifestyle blogger. She loves baking, reading, knitting, exploring and being cosy at home. She is lovely. I’m looking forward to co-hosting with her. 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 (@ohmylittleblog) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, 11 Places To Change Your Name After You Get Married linked up too. Please if you could go there and add a comment it would be AWESOME!!
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 3
The person who commented the most this last link up was AMIE from Mum’s the Word. I’m super happy to see AMIE at the top 3 commenters this week. She has been mentioned several times but she has never been featured before so it is fab tha she is now at the top. I’m sure you are familiar with her blog because not long ago she helped to co-host the linky. She is really nice! She was AMAZING commenting on 74 posts! Thank you so much, AMIE! One of her posts from last week was, My Next Move – College & Degrees. Please go to her post and give her more love if you can.
The second person who commented a lot was KELLY-ANNE from Mimi Rose and Me. It is fantastic to see Kelly-Anne within the top 3 commenters too. I have mentioned her before but she has not been featured so it is lovely to see her here. She has done FANTASTIC commenting on 65 posts! Thank you so much, KELLY-ANNE! Her post from last week was Screentime and Toddlers – Am I a Bad Parent?. Please go to her post and give her more love if you can.
The third person who commented a lot was MAINY from Myrealfairy.com. I’m very happy to see Mainy at the top 3 commenters this week. I have featured her and mentioned her before and she has always been amazing with her commenting. She has also helped me co-hosting this linky a couple of times. She is always sharing lots of the posts on Twitter that have been linked up at KCACOLS which I think is very nice of her. She has done great this week sharing the love, commenting on 32 posts which is AMAZING! Thank you so much MAINY! Her post from last week was Blogger Recognition Award… Let’s Party! Please go to her post and give her more love if you can!
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 6
Behind Amie, Kelly-Anne, and Mainy were EPRIL & AMY from Eps and Amy with 31 comments, ALI from Ali’s Upside Down World with 27 comments and JESSICA from That Mummy Blog with 26 comments. Thank you so much, lovely ladies!!! 🙂
For this week’s linky I am linking up Red Letter Days & iFly Indoor Skydiving Event at Milton Keynes and A Lovely Friday Lunch at Chi Kitchen in Debenhams 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:
Every 2 weeks 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 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 monthly guest co-host post.
- 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 150 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, Tracey @frazzledmumblog, BECKY @EducatingR and KIMBERLEY @ohmylittleblog 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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