Welcome back to #KCACOLS. I hope you are all well! We had 87 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! 🙂
Just to let you know, the next time the linky will be live again will be SATURDAY 5TH AUGUST. I will be away the week this link up ends so as you can imagine the last thing I would like to be doing is dealing with the linky! I have decided to delay it until the following week so you will have an extra week to make more comments! 😉
We have had 2 lovely weeks. I have been watching the tennis and I was loving it so much until Murray and Konta lost! What a shame. I couldn’t see the ladies final today but I am looking forward to watching the men’s final tomorrow. I hope Federer wins! We have attended a few events too. I went to a pop-up garden event in South Bank organised by Honest (I have linked up the post so you can read all about it) and to the Co-Op Xmas in July event. Nick and I went to a drone racing event at Kidzania and to a mystery night at The Dorchester. We then went back to Kidzania today to review a new activity they have just opened this month: a Pet Wellbeing Centre.
Also, Bella finished Year 2 and now she is officially in Year 3 in September. I can’t believe she is growing so fast! The holidays for us have started already. Bella has 8 weeks of holidays! Can you believe it? That is a LONG time! I really don’t know how to keep her entertained for so long! So far she has been a couple of weeks booked doing activities and then we have our holidays but that still leaves a few weeks to keep her occupied. I need to think of ideas! If you have some ideas to suggest, please do! 😉 Do you have any plans for the summer?
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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I had so much fun tonight! Spent the evening at @thedorchester, eating a delicious 3 course meal, with such a group of lovely people. We had fun playing some cool games thanks to @casinoeuro and guess what? My super smart team (table 3) won! Hurrah! 🎉 Well done @alelifeofficial @rachaelcasey @jameslock__ we are the best! 😉 Watch this space because my blog post with all the details is coming soon! ☺️#casinoeuro #ad
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I feel so hungry just thinking about this meal! We enjoyed this fab street food at @belle_du_gabut in La Rochelle before we headed off for a boat trip to watch the sunset! The sun was shining and it was warm but breezy which was perfect! It was a lovely time! We had drinks, food, good company and music, all in a beautiful location! What else can you ask for? Do you agree? 😉 #charentemaritimetourisme #larochelle @charentemaritimetourisme
#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! 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! 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:
- POPPY from Poppy Reflects
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The reality of a photoshoot to get a good shot of Taormina. Swipe for more, I've left the best till last. . . . . Love this cheeky girl. She was so excited how pretty the flowers were and even more excited to get out the door to the beach. #sundayfun #inbloom #toddlermodel 😅
2. MACKENZIE from Reflections from Me
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Love this cheeky mini man of mine. Plus he's the best hugger ever. . . . . #livingfearlesslyauthentic #mummylife #melbournemummy #myboyismyworld #mummysboy #mumswithcameras #pinklinker #coolmumclub #littlefierceones #dearphotographer #highlightsofhappy #myhappycapture #happylittlebuttons #letthekids #letthembelittle #mommyblogger #cameramama #reflectionsfromme #mackenzieglanville #cutenessalert #littleandbrave #littlestoriesofmylife #littleloves #kcacols #perfectandproud #pointshoot #mysonismyworld #familylife #parenthood onesie by @bondsaus socks by @seedheritage #bondsaus
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 87 links! I’m so happy to see more link ups this time. By Thursday, we had 48 posts that still needed more love and about 20 people that had not commented on the post before theirs.
By Saturday this number was reduced to 30 and 10 respectively. I have reminded people about commenting today so not sure if the numbers have improved but pretty much most of the people I reminded they came back to me confirming they have now commented so it should be better by now. From the 30 posts I mentioned, 14 have 2 comments and the remaining 16 have 3 comments but as I said, I think this should be much better by now.
DON’T FORGET ABOUT THE 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 100 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 battle 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 HELENA from The Queen Of Collage and MAINY from Myrealfairy.com for helping me with the commenting this week! Mainy has co-hosted before so she did a great job as expected. Helena has not co-hosted before and she did a great job too. It was fun and I really enjoyed co-hosting with them! 🙂
GUEST CO-HOSTS FOR THIS WEEK
My first guest co-host this week is JENNY from Accidental Hipster Mum. I’m very excited to have Jenny co-hosting the linky with me this time. It is the first time that she is co-hosting so we are both looking forward to that. She blogs about her life, how she keeps accidentally behaving like a hipster and all the things that interest her. She posts regular book recommendations, beauty products and loves talking about the crafty things she does. 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 (@hipsterbloggo) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, Freshney Play Grimsby – A Fabulous FREE Place to Entertain the Kids 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 BECKY from Mommy and Rory. Becky has been featured and mentioned before. She has not co-hosted this linky before so this will be her first time and I am so happy to have her! She has a parenting and lifestyle blog. She is a twenty something first-time mummy living in Yorkshire with her partner Ryan and their little boy Rory. She blogs about motherhood, her adventures, food, her ups and downs, her photos and her passions. 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 (@mommyandrory1) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, Mommy says no, lets ask Nanny 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 BREAD from Queer Little Family. WOW! She has been at the top of the commenting list for the past 3 link ups! Isn’t it amazing? She is for sure our most consistent commenter so far! As I said before I have not lost count of how many times she has been here! We love her and we love having her! She was FANTASTIC commenting on 36 posts! Thank you so much, BREAD! One of her posts from last week was Folding is for losers and nine more tips for moving house. Please go to her post and give her more love if you can.
The second person who commented a lot was ANN from Rainbows Are Too Beautiful. It is lovely to have Ann back in the top 3 commenters list. I’m sure you know who she is as she has been mentioned and featured several times. She has also helped me co-host the link a few times. She is a regular linker and we love her! She is AMAZING! She has commented on 31 posts! Thank you so much, ANN! Her post from last week was Dare I think about my autistic son’s future? Please go to her post and give her more love if you can.
The third person(s) who commented a lot was Acorn Books. I’m very excited to have her for the first time at the top 3. Actually, it is even nicer to see her back as she didn’t link up for a little while. So happy times twice! It is really nice that she has taken some time to comment. She was great commenting on 18 posts! One of her posts from the last link up was I’m going to eat this ant by Chris Naylor – Ballesteros. Please go to the post and give some more love if you can.
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 6
Behind Bread, Ann and Acorn Books were ALI from Ali’s Upside Down World with 16 comments, BECKY from Educating Roversi with 13 comments and JEREMY from Thirsty Daddy with 12 comments. Thank you so much, lovely ladies!!! 🙂
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, JENNY @hipsterbloggo and BECKY @mommyandrory1 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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