HAPPY EASTER! Welcome back to #KCACOLS. I hope you are all well! We had 54 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! 🙂
I hope you are enjoying your Easter Weekend! What are the plans for tomorrow? Are you preparing an egg hunt for your little ones? We are definitely doing another egg hunt. We did an early one for a campaign with Cadbury’s and the girls loved it so now they are looking forward to the proper one!
We have been back attending events. We went to a cool multimedia screening of a Disney Movie, A Wrinkle In Time and last weekend we went to Willows Activity Farm for the launch of their new “Mr Tod’s Lair” play area. It was a lot of fun for the girls. This place is amazing. They have so many things to do. They also had an egg hunt which my girls really enjoyed doing. My eldest daughter has been on school holidays for a week already so we have been spending a lot of time together. One of the things that we have been doing a lot is scooting. I got an adult scooter and it is one of the best things I have had. It is a lot of fun and I can go around easily with the girls.
Each link up, I love sharing a couple of photos from my last 2 weeks on Instagram, so here are two of my favourites:
#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! I would love it if more of you could use the hashtag for your photos and of course it would be even better if we all also spread some love there! I am featuring 1 photo from the community that has caught my eye since the last link up. This time I’m featuring ANN from Rainbown Are Too Beatutiful. See her photo below:
KCACOLS CROWD FACEBOOK GROUP
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: you can promote your posts and social channels there too because we host different threads to support each other so that is another reason to join us!
NOW BACK TO THE LINKY
We got 54 link ups this time. It was less than the last link ups but hopefully, we have more link ups this time. We had about 16 posts that needed more commenting. By Saturday it reduced to 10 posts, so still a high number. However, 6 of them needed only one more comment and 4 needed 2 more comments to reach 4 comments. We managed to have 44 posts with 4 or more comments and that is really good! Regarding the people that have not commented the post before theirs, we got 17 people on Thursday. I am so sorry but I have not had the chance to chase people this time but as you can see it is Easter weekend so it has been tricky for me. But I promise I will be back on chasing people next time.
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.
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 DANI from This Woman’s Word. I am so happy to co-host the linky with Dani for the first time. She has been linking with us for a while now but she has not co-hosted with me before. I have mentioned her and featured her before. Dani has a parenting, health and fitness blog, She is a qualified Kick-boxing Coach / Assistant Instructor under the PKA Kick-boxing Association where she has been training over the last five years. She completed her 1st Degree Black Belt Exam in March 2014 as well as her level 2 CYQ Gym Instructor course in April 2012 and has a REPs accredited certificate in Sports Nutrition. She has a passion for all things health fitness and well-being related. Please give her some love to her social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram & Pinterest). She will also be retweeting your tweets this week so please add her twitter handle (@ThisWomansWord) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, An Open Letter To My Dear Son Who Made Me A Mother 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 BREAD from Queer Little Family. BREAD has already co-hosted this linky a few times already. She has been mentioned and especially featured so many times that I have now lost count, LOL! She blogs about an LGBTQ family living on the edge of nowhere in Wales. She has a gorgeous little boy called Snappy with her wife Bethend. I am very excited to have her again! 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 (@queerxfamily) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, Cats Are Idiots: Six Things I’ve Learnt About Cats 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 CAROL from Virtually All Sorts. I am so excited to have Carol again this week at the top! She has done a SUPERB job commenting on so many posts! Yeeee! She has commented on 49 posts! Thank you so much, Carol! Her post from last week was How To Have A Wonder-Filled Family Adventure. Please visit her post and give her more love if you can.
(Note: Just a quick note to mention that Bread from Queen Little Family was the 2nd person who commented a lot with 31 comments but because she is a co-host this week I am featuring Beth who was after her)
The second person who commented a lot was BETH from Life as Mum. It is great to see Beth back to the top 3 commenters. She has been so supportive of this linky for a long time! She has commented on 20 posts! Super! Thank you so much, BETH! Her post from last week was Change of style… Featuring Their Nibs. Please go and give her post more love if you can!
The third person who commented a lot was BECKY from Educating Roversi. This is fantastic news! I am so happy to have Becky back in the top 3 commenters! She has been so lovely commenting on so many posts. She is a great supporter of this linky which is really nice to see. She has commented on 18 posts! Super! Thank you so much, BECKY! Her post from last week was My Mum Is A Superhero. Please go and give her post more love if you can!
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 6
Behind Carol, Beth and Becky were RACHEL from Red Rachel with 15 comments, MAINY from Myrealfairy with 14 comments and TRACY from View From The Beach Chair with 9 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, DANI @ThisWomansWord and BREAD @queerxfamily 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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