Welcome back to #KCACOLS. We had 30 link ups 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! 🙂
The linky is getting a very high number of posts that will need more comments. 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. I hope we can improve this.
My girls are finally back at school after 3 and a half weeks. It was a long break but I must admit, this time I have really enjoyed the holidays with my girls. Nick also had 2 weeks off so it was nice to spend a lot of time together. We loved our 5 days in Brighton after the New Year. It has been great for Bella too as she really needed this time together. She had a tough last term so my aim was to recharge her batteries, nourish her and give her as much love and attention as possible to help her with her anxieties. I think this has really helped as we have had a really positive first and second week. I know things can go up and down but I am embracing that because for now she seems much more positive.
Regarding the blog, we were invited to the dress rehearsal of Cirque Du Soleil Luzia at the Royal Albert Hall. We have seen different shows during the last few years but this one for us have been by far our favourite. They are such talented artists. This week I was invited to a super cool event organised by P&O Cruises at LSO St Lukes near Old Street. They were announcing Gary Barlow as their new brand ambassador. To my surprise, Gary wasn’t just there for the event but he even did a mini concert. It was amazing. Best night ever in ages! We also did a fun campaign with Old El Paso trying their BBQ Fajitas with lots of veggies. It was so good.
Each linkup, I love sharing a photo from my last 2 weeks on Instagram, so here is my favourite:
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AD| ✨𝔽𝕒𝕛𝕚𝕥𝕒 𝔽𝕣𝕚𝕕𝕒𝕪 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝕍𝕖𝕘𝕘𝕚𝕖 𝕎𝕒𝕪✨ We are now back from the holidays and ready to have a balanced diet again and also ready to add more veggies to our meals. 🌶 🌽 🍅 It can be difficult to find the best way to incorporate more veggies to our kid’s diet but thank you to @oldelpasouk Smokey BBQ Fajita kit we have found the perfect meal for the whole family where we can add lots of delicious veggies. 🌶 🌽 🍅 Mexican food is ideal as it is fun but also full of vegetables and my girls love it. Also, the Smoky BBQ Fajita Kit is vegan, so it is perfect If you are a vegetarian or vegan. 👍🏻 We love doing this on Fridays as it is a way to celebrate the start of the weekend. Old El Paso is great to bring the family together around the table, have a fun meal and spend quality time together 😁 𝙒𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙟𝙤𝙞𝙣 𝙁𝙖𝙟𝙞𝙩𝙖 𝙁𝙧𝙞𝙙𝙖𝙮 𝙩𝙤𝙤? 𝙃𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙩𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙠𝙞𝙩 𝙗𝙚𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙚? #fajitafriday #makesomenoise
#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! We have more than 13.5k photos that have used the hashtag which is lovely! I love when you use the hashtag. After a lot of consideration, I have decided that I will not do a feature on my post any more. But please keep using the hashtag. I always check it and like all the photos there.
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NOW BACK TO THE LINKY
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We had 30 linkups! On Thursday we had 14 posts that needed more comments. And by Friday night (deadline for commenting) we reduced this number to 8 which was good. Thank you for commenting more and for caring about this linky. I was getting a little bit frustrated about the commenting but I am happy to see that we can improve this.
Regarding the people that have not commented on the post before theirs, we got 5 people on Thursday. And by Friday night, we managed to reduce this number to 3 people.
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. 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).
GUEST CO-HOSTS FROM THE PREVIOUS LINK UP
GUEST CO-HOSTS FOR THIS LINK UP
My first guest co-host this week is ELLA from Typical Mummy. I am so happy that Ella is co-hosting the linky with me again. Ella is a married mum of two kids (7 & 3). She is based in Staffordshire. She has a parenting and travel blog where she shares her adventures with her family. Ella is a part-time Drama teacher and examiner. She is a poly-glandular autoimmune (type 2) fighter, suffers from severe asthma and mental warrior. She loves photography, Shakespeare, Audrey Hepburn, gin, being outdoors, the beach, sunshine and Christmas. Please give her social media accounts some love (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, & Pinterest). She will also be retweeting your tweets this week so please add her twitter handle (@typical_mummy) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, Visiting the Warner Bros. Harry Potter Studio Tour with Kids linked up too. If you could please go there and add a comment it would be AWESOME!
My second guest co-host this week is EMMA from Me and B Make Tea. Emma has co-hosted many times and she has been featured and mentioned lots of times too. She has 2 gorgeous boys. She blogs about fun food ideas, days out, random thoughts and the bits in between! She is happily married and she is lucky to live nearby the beach. Please give her 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 (@meandbmaketea) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, 5 Podcasts That Will Make You Feel Positive And Motivated! 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 JO from A Rose Tinted World. She is back at the top of the commenting again! Hurrah! Thanks for keep spreading so much love within this linky. So grateful for all your support so far. She is lovely! She has done a great job commenting on many of your lovely posts. She has commented on 23 posts! One of her posts from the last link-up was My Year Of Decluttering Please go to the post and give some more love if you can.
The second person who commented a lot was FIONA from Coombemill. It is lovely to have Fiona within the 3 top commenters again! She has been linking with us for a few years and she has always been amazing. She does so many lovely comments every linkup which is really nice. I love having her as part of kcacols! She has commented on 17 posts! Her post from last week was Welcoming The New Year & Cornish Events January 2020. Please visit her post and give her more love if you can.
The third person who commented a lot was TRACEY from One Frazzled Mum. This is fantastic news. Tracey is always supporting this linky and she always comments a lot. I have mentioned her a lot as well as feature her in the past. She has co-hosted with me before too so it is lovely to see her within the top commenting again. She has done a great job commenting on your lovely posts. She has commented on 12 posts! One of her posts from the last linkup was Is Being Fat A Bad Thing? Please go to the post and give some more love if you can.ore love if you can.
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 6
Behind Jo, Fiona and Tracey were JEREMY from Thirsty Daddy with 11 comments, SARAH-MARIE from Tired But Crafty Mummy with 10 comments and NATALIE from Confessions of a Crummy Mummy 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!
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. 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 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, ELLA @typical_mummy and EMMA @meandbmaketea 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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