Welcome back to #KCACOLS. We had 21 linkups 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, PLEASE remember to comment on the co-hosts and host posts. We are allowed to change our posts on the following Saturday after the linky is live. So, please be aware of these changes during the second week. There are a lot of people that are skipping the first 4 posts which is very disappointing. These posts are part of the required comments, so please don’t skip them.
Finally, remember that FRIDAY NIGHT is the deadline for all comments.
It was Bella’s birthday last week and we have been celebrating for a couple of days. She is now 11 years old! I can believe the last year has gone by so quick! I got a delicious and also gorgeous cake from Lola’s cupcakes and it was just so pretty to cut it out. It has rainbow colours inside. I didn’t try it yet because I am still on a diet. It has been 3 months now and I have lost more than 8 kilos so I really don’t want to ruin it as I still have a few more kilos to go.
I also worked with Sony TV and shared some great Sony classic movies that are now on a Watchlist on Amazon, Sky and Google. They are some great movies there. We have also been redecorating our flat and I have added some new posters around. I normally add photos but this time I thought why not mix it up a little bit. Do you prefer photos or posters or perhaps both?
Each linkup, I love sharing a photo from my last 2 weeks on Instagram, so here is my favourite:
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NOW BACK TO THE LINKY
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We had 21 linkups! On Thursday we had 8 posts that needed more comments. By Friday night (deadline for commenting) we managed to reduce this number to 3 posts which is okay.
Regarding the people that have not commented on the post before theirs, we got 2 people on Thursday. By Friday night, we managed to reduced this to 0. This was great news!
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 LINKUP
My first guest co-host this week is NANCY from Around The World At the Weekend. I am so excited to have Nancy as my co-host this week for the 2nd time. Nancy joined this linky last year and she was very active and they she decided to have a break, so it is really nice to have her back. Nancy has a family and travel blog. She is a teacher, a mother and a part-time traveller. She is married and has 2 gorgeous kids. Her blog is all about their ideas for a pretend travel while at home. They do one recipe, experience or restaurant at a time. She is all for a messy play, free days out and adventures for the family with a world traveller vibe. Please give 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 (@AroundWeekend) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, Exploring… Africa linked up too. Please if you could go there and add a comment it would be AWESOME!
This weekend my guest co-host is CLAIRE from Devon With Kids. This is not the first time that Claire is co-hosting with me but she has done it from another blog Tin Box Traveller and she did it a few years ago. I am thrilled to have her back with a different blog co-hosting with me. Devon With Kids is a website all about family-friendly things to do in Devon, the best attractions, places to eat and where to stay. I’m very much looking forward to it! Please let’s give her some love. These are her social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, & Pinterest). She will also be retweeting your tweets this week so please add her Twitter handle (@devonwithkids) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, Free Devon Activity Book For Kids 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 fantastic. I am excited to have Steve back at the top of the commenters for the 5th time. He has joined the linky last year and he had a little break but he is now back. He is doing a great job with the commenting. Thank you so much, Steve, for all your comments. He has commented on 14 posts! His post from last week was How much screen time is bad for toddlers?. Please visit her post and give her more love if you can
The second person who commented a lot was SAM from This is Where it is At This is AMAZING news! I am SUPER excited to have Sam within the top 3 commenters for the 2nd time. It is really nice to be able to feature her. She has joined this linky a few years ago and she hasn’t joined us for a while so it is lovely o see her back. Thank you, Sam, for all your comments. She has commented on 10 posts! One of her posts from last week was Reasons to love summer!. Please visit her post and give her more love if you can
The third person who commented a lot was ANN from Rainbows Are Too Beautiful. It is fantastic to have Ann back within the top 3 commenters after so long! She is always very generous with her commenting. She has done a FANTASTIC job. She has commented on 9 posts! Yay! One of her posts from the last linkup was Highlights for World Autism Awareness Day. Please go to the post and give some more love if you can.
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 6
Behind Steve, Sam and Ann were JEREMY from Thirsty Daddy with 8 comments, HANNAH from Hannah and the Twiglets with 7 comments and JADE from The Autism Page with 6 comments. Thank you so much to all of you! 🙂
For this week’s linkup, I am linking up 9 Easy Ways to Encourage Your Children to Spend More Time Outside and Win a Gigantosaurus Bundle to Celebrate New Episodes on Tiny Pop 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!
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. Any subject is welcomed but please keep it family-friendly. No graphic violence, explicit sexual content, etc. 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, NANCY @AroundWeekend and CLAIRE @devonwithkids 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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