Welcome back to my linky #KCACOLS. I hope you all had a fantastic week! We did GREAT with 131 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! 🙂
I realised this week that KCACOLS has now been running for a year, in fact, last week was the actual anniversary. I can’t believe how quickly the year has flown by. Although demanding, it’s been a great experience hosting this linky and a great way for me to be able to get to know and connect with more bloggers. I also appreciate how much effort YOU all put in to make this the community and linky that it has become. Thank you all so much!
I would like to say a huge Congratulation to Frances from Whinge Whinge Wine and Laura from Five Little Doves for making it to the Final of the Mumsnet Blogging Awards! This is fantastic news. I didn’t make it this time but it is all good! I will be there clapping for them at BlogFest in November! 😉
I had a good week. I attended a couple of events that were interesting. On Tuesday, I went to KidZania for a special event for the launch of a new movie called Storks and on Thursday I went to the most amazing and posh tea party event at Haymarket Hotel in London organised by Mothers Meeting for the launch of Marie Chantal’s new children’s collection for Mark & Spencer. It was all so beautiful. You can see a couple of photos below which I shared on Instagram:
Thank you so much for all the people that joined us last week for our #UnPocoDeTodoUK link up. We had a great week with lots of you joining! Thank you. I will host the linky on Monday 17th October at 9pm until midnight on Friday 21st. The theme for next week is “OUTDOORS/NATURE/OBJECTS” so I hope lots of you can join us!
Thank you so much too for using the #KCACOLS hashtag on Instagram for all your photos. We have 1,929 photos there now which is fantastic! I really enjoy going through your photos! I would love it if more of you could also use the hashtag for your photos and of course it would be even better if we all also spread some love there! 🙂
NOW BACK TO THE LINKY:
LINKY TWEETS – I will try something different next week. I will stop sending tweets with the linky post from next week as I hope the email and the facebook group should be enough to spread the word. I normally only tweet active linkers but the list is getting bigger by the day and it is taking a lot of time to prepare/schedule the tweets. I hope this helps to be more productive with my time. Let’s see how it goes. I will always leave a pinned tweet on my Twitter so people can find the link to the linky post. Fingers crossed it goes well! 🙂
This last link up has been GOOD but it could be better. I have gone through each post this week and checked if people have commented on the post before theirs and there were about 9 people that may not have done it. This could be because their comments have not been approved or because they have just missed commenting those. I would really appreciate if you try to comment on the post before yours first. I’m starting to leave comments about it so you can go back and comment if you miss it.
I also realised that this week there were some people that only commented on 2 posts. I would say that I’m expecting a minimum of 5 comments per person (1 host, 3 co-hosts and the post before yours) and if you link up 2 posts I would expect 6 comments as a minimum per person (1 host, 3 co-hosts and the posts before yours and 1 more post)
This week, unfortunately, I don’t know again if we have reached 4 comments per post. I know for sure some posts have 4 comments but they are not showing because they have not been approved. It is very frustrating for me. I can’t do the counting properly if you don’t approve your comments, so please again approve your comments and check your spam folders. Remember that from now on people will have until Friday night to comment unless I say otherwise.
Please do not forget to comment on the post before yours. If you have any problems commenting on the post before yours please just send me a message and I will do my best to help. AGAIN, please do not link up and run. Finally, do not forget to add the linky badge.
THANK YOU again to all of you that have already joined the #KCACOLS CROWD Facebook Group. We have 130 members now and it is always fantastic to chat with all of you. 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 🙂
NOTE: If you receive a lot of comments, try to reciprocate to the ones that have taken the time to comment on your post. It is all about being generous with each other and spreading lots of love.
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR NEW LINKERS: PLEASE start with commenting on the post linked up before yours first and then go around commenting 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 would 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 will be TRACEY from One Frazzled Mum. 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 (@frazzledmumblog) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, Olivia’s Tuesday LookBook: Olivia’s Style 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 EMMA from Me & B Make Tea and KAT from Candyfloss & Dreams for helping me with the commenting this week! They have co-hosted before so as expected they did a wonderful job. I loved having them! They have been FANTASTIC! 🙂
GUEST CO-HOSTS FOR THIS WEEK
My first guest co-host this week is KIMBERLY from Odd Hogg. This is the first time that I’m having Kimberly co-hosting this linky! She has joined us not long ago and since then she has become a regular linker and she is a great supporter of this linky. I have featured and mentioned her before. I’m very excited to have her! Please give her some love on 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 (@oddhogg) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, Swimming In The School Holidays With Multiple Toddlers… Again linked up too. Please if you could go there and add a comment it would be AWESOME!!
My second guest co-host for this week is LAURA from The Unsung Mum. This is also the first time that Laura is co-hosting with me. Please give her some love. These are her social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook & Pinterest). She will also be retweeting your tweets this week so please add her twitter handle (@TheUnsungMum) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, Yummy Vs Slummy: A Normal Mums Demise 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 week was BECKY from Educating Roversi. I’m so happy to have back Becky at the top this week! She has been featured and mentioned before and she has also helped me co-host so you should be familiar with her blog. She has done a great job this week commenting on 52 posts! That is FABULOUS! Thank you so much, BECKY! Her post from last week was, October’s Featured Blogger: Sharon from After the Playground. Please go and give her post more love if you can!
The second person who commented the most, last week was EMBER from Relentlessly Purple. This is the first time that I’m featuring Ember. She has joined our linky a couple of weeks ago so it is really nice to see her spreading so much love already. She has been lovely this week commenting on 44 posts! That is FANTASTIC! Thank you so much EMBER! Her post from last week was, Out-Smarting A 2 Year Old With SmartMotion. Please go to her post and give her more love if you can!
The third person who commented a lot this week was MADELINE from This Glorious Life. So she has done it again! She is just fantastic! She was GREAT commenting on 40 posts! Thank you so much, MADELINE! One of her posts from last week was, The messages we receive as children Please go to her post and give her more love if you can.
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 6
Behind Becky, Ember and Madeline were KIRSTY from Winnettes with 37 comments, SONIA from Buzymum with 36 comments and SAVANNAH from How He’s Raised with 32 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!
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Now let’s carry on with the linky:
Each week 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 Saturday linky post. This means that 6 people will get a backlink on my new linky post each 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 per week.
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 on as I will be linking up 2 posts every week if possible). Then comment the guest co-hosts and the monthly co-host. Then comment on 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 Saturday from 10 pm and will remain open until Wednesday at 11.59 pm.
6. If you would like us to tweet your post that is absolutely fine, just tweet your link to me @WithFranca, Tracey @frazzledmumblog, Kimberly @oddhogg and Laura @TheUnsungMum 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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