Welcome back to #KCACOLS. We had 22 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 make sure if they have been mentioned so they can go back to the linky and comment.
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.
Remember that FRIDAY NIGHT is the deadline for all comments.
I had 2 interesting couple of weeks. I attended a blogging conference 2 weeks ago and it was great to meet people again and refresh my knowledge on social media. There are so many new things going on that I thought it was important to update myself. Also, my girls were very excited with the goodie bag I brought bag home, lol.
I have also been working on a few fun campaigns. I have been testing a really cool and smart scale called FitTrack which I really love. It gives me 17 metrics about my body composition which is great so I can tackle any issues I need to improve my health. I also reviewed 2 beautiful Flower companies. The first one is LÖV Flowers that I have linked up the posts I did so you can read all about it and Freddie’s Flowers which I think a lot of people know about already in this country. The arrangements I received from both companies were both very different and very beautiful.
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 22 linkups! I’m happy to see that we are still getting more posts! Hurrah! I always get so excited when this happens.
On Thursday we had 2 posts that needed more comments. By Friday night (deadline for commenting) we managed to reduce this number so we got all posts with 4 or more comments! So excited about that!
Regarding the people that have not commented on the post before theirs, we had 1 person that hasn’t done her commenting. By Friday night, we didn’t get this comment done but I saw a couple of comments on the previous posts from this person, so I wonder if perhaps it was a mistake.
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 from 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 very important so I can see how many comments you are doing and then 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 LAURA from Mummy Lauretta. Laura has co-hosted with me several times already. It is lovely to have her back. She has a parenting blog. She has 2 identical twins with her Italian partner, Matteo. She started her blog to share her experiences as a mother of twins. I am really looking forward to co-hosting the linky with her again too. 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 (@MummyLauretta) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, A Family Day Out at Sundown Adventureland 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 HELEN from Twins Tantrums and cold coffee. I am so excited to have Helen as my co-host this week. Helen is a stay at home mum of 3 kids under 3 (2 of them are twins). She is based in Devon. She has a parenting blog and writes about her life with her boys and how ridiculous it can be some days dealing with such young children. She has a background in journalism. She spent nearly 15 years as a reporter and deputy news editor at the Plymouth Herald newspaper and still write for them as a columnist. She also has been travel writing for over 10 years. She is sarcastic, real and especially honest. 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 (@twinstantrums) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, How Mums Often Feel When Their Youngest Kids Are Starting School – BUT NOT ME! 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 JACQUI from One Messy Mama. This is AMAZING news! I am SUPER excited to have Jacqui at the top 3 commenters for the first time. She used to linkup with us a year ago but then she had a break and now she is back! It is really nice to be able to feature her. Thank you, Jacqui, for all your comments. She has commented on 17 posts! Her post from last week was 4 Ways To Be A Present Parent. 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 I am so excited to have Sam within the top 3 commenters again. It is really nice to be able to feature her again. Thank you, Sam, for all your comments. She has commented on 14 posts! One of her posts from last week was Kids activities that parents can enjoy too. Please visit her post and give her more love if you can.
The third person who commented a lot was KATRINA from Chatter Fox. It is lovely to see Katrina back within the 3 commenters too. She has become a great supporter of this linky too which I love so much. Thank you, Katrina, for all your lovely comments within the linky. She has commented on 14 posts! One of her posts from last week was Days Out | Graves Park, Sheffield. Please visit her post and give her more love if you can.
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 6
Behind Jacqui, Sam and Katrina were LYDIA from Pandora and Max with 10 comments, BECKY from Cuddle Fairy with 9 comments and JEREMY from Thirsty Daddy with 8 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!
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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 is 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, LAURA @MummyLauretta and HELEN @twinstantrums 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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