Welcome back to my linky #KCACOLS. I hope you all had a fantastic week! We did GOOD with 106 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! 🙂
We will have a -wee2k break over Christmas and the New Year so this will be the last link up of 2016! We will be back on Saturday 7th January 2017 with some changes. From 2017 it will be a fortnightly linky, so it will last 2 weeks and it will close when it reaches 140 link ups or until the second Wednesday (whichever comes first). This way the co-hosts will have more time to comment, share and tweet and it will also give you all more time to comment too. I will be able to be more thorough with the linky too as I will have a better balance between the linky, my blog and my personal life.
The rules will be the same, the only difference is the time that the linky will be open and also the co-hosts and I will be allowed to change our posts at the start of the second week. 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 therefore hope to see you all back on Saturday 7th January with all the new energy for the start of the new year!! I would like to wish you, the lovely #KCACOLS community, a Merry Christmas and a Happy 2017!
I can’t believe this will be the last link up of the year! This year has passed too quickly for me! I have had a super hectic week. My trip to Basel was AMAZING. I really enjoyed my time there. It was 3 intense days but it was all worth it. I made new friends, I got to visit the magical Christmas Markets, I got to eat fondue and a lot of chocolate, LOL! Ahh and the Gluhwein was fantastic too! Now it is time to start slowing down and getting everything ready for Christmas! Just one week for that! Crazy right?
Each week I love sharing a couple of photos from my week on Instagram, so here are two of my favourite ones:
Thank you so much for all the people that joined my co-hosts last week for our #UnPocoDeTodoUK link up. I’m sorry I didn’t join this time. I was going to but then I realised it was going to be too much for me with my trip. They had a good week with lots of you joining! Thank you. I’ll be hosting the linky on Monday 19th December at 9pm until midnight on Friday 23rd. It will be our last link up of the year too. The theme for next week is “FOOD“. It can be anything food related like for example. photos of your children eating, dishes from restaurants, meals you cook, food you love, eating out, anything you like. I hope to see lots of you on Monday.
Thank you so much too for using the #KCACOLS hashtag on Instagram for all your photos. We have 3,361 photos! I love that it is growing every day! It is lovely to see all your photos there! 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! As I mentioned before, I am featuring a photo from the community that has caught my eye during the week or since the last link up. This week I’m featuring Sharon’s photo from After the Playground.
NOW BACK TO THE LINKY:
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 the linky post on the Facebook Group, pin it on my Twitter account and on my Facebook page together with some generic tweets. If you could also share it by clicking the link below that would be FABULOUS!
We had more link ups this week than the week before which is nice to see. The commenting was a little low this week. We had on Friday morning about 62 posts that needed more comments. Then after sending the Thank You email and posting in the facebook group it went down to 32, but most of these posts had about 3 comments. The ones that had less I made sure they got up to at least 3. I think a lot of people still need to approve comments for their posts.
REMINDER: I am not pushing for the 4 comments per post anymore. I will keep showing a list of posts that have fewer comments to encourage people to comment more on those but after that, I will not keep asking. It will be lovely if we can get a minimum of 2 comments per post but of course, we should be aiming for more.
PLEASE Remember to approve your comments and check your SPAM folders (this is such a HUGE problem for me as it keeps being part of why I can’t have a current list as I know for sure lots of posts have comments that have not been approved yet)
Also, please remember 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, the posts before yours and 1 more )
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 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 🙂
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 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, Co-parenting Christmas 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 CECILE from The Frenchie Mummy and KERRY from Blissful Domestication for helping me with the commenting this week! They have co-hosted before so as expected they did a great job. It was really nice having them! They have been FANTASTIC! 🙂
GUEST CO-HOSTS FOR THIS WEEK
My first guest co-host this week is RACHEL from Rachel Bustin. This is the 4th time that Rachel is co-hosting with me. I’m very happy to have her co-hosting the linky again. It is always a pleasure to have her. Please give some love to her social media accounts which are (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook & Pinterest). She will also be re-tweeting your tweets this week so please add her twitter handle (@RachelBustin) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, The Ultimate Christmas Cake Recipe 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 KIMBERLY from Odd Hogg. This is the second time that I’m having Kimberly co-hosting this linky. I love having her too as she has been linking up with us for some time now, so it is great to have her again this week. I’m so looking forward to co-hosting with 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, 5 Reasons to not buy your baby Christmas presents 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 MADELINE from This Glorious Life. Yes she has done it again! She is just fantastic! She was GREAT commenting on 34 posts! Thank you so much, MADELINE! One of her posts from last week was, Baileys Rocky Road Recipe. Please visit her post and give her more love if you can.
The second person who commented the most this week was KIRSTY from Winnettes. I have featured Kirsty before as she is always really nice commenting on a lot of your posts. She is also a great supporter of the linky and I really appreciate that! She was FANTASTIC commenting on 29 posts! Thank you so much, KIRSTY! One of her posts from last week was 5 Stages of Decorating the Christmas Tree. Please go to her post and give her more love if you can.
The third person who commented a lot this week was EMMA from Me and B Make Tea. Emma was at the top last week and she is back again in the top 3! Woohoo! As I said last week, she is a great supporter of the linky and I love her for that! As always, It is really nice to have her here. She was FANTASTIC commenting on 27 posts! Thank you so much, EMMA! One of her posts from last week was, How to Make Snowball “Custard Cream” Truffles. Please go to her post and give her more love if you can.
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 6
Behind Madeline, Kirsty and Emma were KRISTIN from Four Princesses and the Cheese with 23 comments, RACHEL from Ordinary Hopes with 22 comments and ALI from Ali’s Upside Down World with 21 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:
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, Rachel @RachelBustin and Kimberly @oddhogg 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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