Welcome back to #KCACOLS. We had 33 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.
What a couple of weeks we have had, haven’t we? We are now dealing with a Pandemic due to Covid-19. This has definitely changed my daily life and I keep being very distracted by what’s going on. I have decided to stop attending events for now as I don’t feel comfortable commuting at the moment. The reality is that also a lot of events have been cancelled this last week. The schools are still open which means that we still get to do the school run and I am secretly worrying about catching the virus whilst in the playground. It is all so scary. I hope you are all keeping safe and being kind to people because it will be a difficult time for a few months.
Each linkup, I love sharing a photo from my last 2 weeks on Instagram, so here is my favourite:
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𝘼d- Presstrip | ✨𝕎𝕙𝕒𝕥 𝕋𝕠 𝔻𝕠 & 𝕎𝕙𝕖𝕣𝕖 𝕋𝕠 𝔼𝕒𝕥 𝕚𝕟 𝕍𝕒𝕝𝕝𝕖𝕖 𝔻𝕦 𝕃𝕠𝕚𝕣 𝕎𝕚𝕥𝕙 𝕂𝕚𝕕✨ Back in July, we were invited on a press trip to @vallee_du_loir . We had such a fun week and there was so much to explore. I have shared a few posts on here to show you all what we got up to and you can see more in my highlights too. It isn’t a place I would have thought to visit with the girls but there is so much to see and do there, and places to eat too. It is really family-friendly especially where we stayed for the weekend, Camping La Plage. If you are looking for some new places to explore as a family, you can visit @chateaudulude, @zoodelafleche and many other places too. The Chateaux (picture above) was absolutely stunning and it was lovely to be able to see the family that lives there enjoying their home too. That was something that made it a bit more special for us to see. The zoo was so good too, they had so many animals that I hadn’t seen before and it was lovely to be able to get up close and find out more about them. A lot of the restaurants are family-friendly too and we had a lovely family meal at La Table de Laurene. It was nice to see it full of families with many kids enjoying meals too when we arrived. I have written a blog post about what to do and where to eat in Valle Du Loir with Kids (link in my bio) . 𝙃𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙗𝙚𝙚𝙣 𝙩𝙤 𝙇𝙤𝙞𝙧 𝙗𝙚𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙚?I would love to know what you would recommend for families in the area. #paysdumans #francetrip #travel #familyuk #chateaudulude #castle
#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 33 linkups! I am so happy to have more linkups as well as new linkers! I absolutely love new linkers! The commenting have improved a lot too which makes so happy! Thank you for all your support!
On Thursday we had 10 posts that needed more comments. By Friday night (deadline for commenting) we manage to reduce this number to 3. So I am very happy with that outcome.
Regarding the people that have not commented on the post before theirs, we got 4 people on Thursday. By Friday night, we managed to reduce this number to 2 people. Thank you, everyone, for commenting!
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 second co-host this week is RUTH from Mummy and the Mexicans. This is the 5th time that Ruth is co-hosting with me. She lives in Mexico with her family. She has a bilingual parenting and lifestyle blog. She writes about her experiences of living and parenting in Mexico, being alone British expat in a Mexican family and trying to bring her daughter and new son up to be bilingual. She also loves sharing posts about Mexican food. She also has a series “Stories from Life Abroad” which is very interesting. 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 (@ruthhilbrown) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, How to start new habits and transform your life linked up too. Please if you could go there and add a comment it would be AWESOME!
My first guest co-host this week is MARIA from Suburban Mum. I am so happy to have Maria as my co-host again. She used to help me with the linky before and she has joined this linky since the start. Maria has a family and lifestyle blog. She is married and has two handsome boys. She blogs about her family, the ups and downs of being a working mum and everything in between. I am so excited to have her again! Please give some love to her social media accounts which are (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, Mini Ninja Sushi School at Yo! Sushi 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 STEVE from The Diary of Dad. This is amazing news I am very happy to have Steve back at the top of the commenters for the second time. He has just joined the linky and he is doing a great job withe the commenting. As I mentioned before, I am so happy to have another daddy blogger linking with us. It is lovely to see new people understanding this linky since day one. Thank yous so much Steve for all your comments. He has commented on 22 posts! His post from last week was The diary of Dad, Part 6. Please visit her post and give her more love if you can
The second person who commented a lot was SARAH-MARIE from Tired But Crafty Mummy. It is fantastic to have Sara-Marie back within the 3 commenters again! She has been very supportive of this linky which is so nice. I am very happy to see she get this linky very well. She has done a great job commenting on many of your lovely posts. She has commented on 20 posts! One of her post from last week was Book Club: The Hope Star. Please visit her post and give her more love if you can.
The third person who commented a lot was TRACEY from One Frazzled Mum. So happy to see Tracey back within the 3 top commenters. She 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 just co-hosted with me for the last linkup which was fun. 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 Personalised Clothing From Cookie Dough Kids Please go to the post and give some more love if you can.ore love if you can.
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 6
Behind Steve, Sarah-Marie and Tracey were JO from A Rose Tinted World with 17 comments, FIONA from Coombemill with 13 comments and CLAIRE from Life Love and Dirty Dishes with 12 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, RUTH @ruthhilbrown and MARIA @suburb4nmum 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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