Welcome back to #KCACOLS. I hope you are all well! We had 70 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! 🙂
How have your last 2 weeks been? Are you enjoying the summer holidays? To be honest I am now starting to get a bit fed up. Bella was busy for the first month with summer clubs and then we went away on holiday but now she wants to be at home despite getting bored and I can’t do much work with her around! It is so hard! 🙁
Last week was Sienna’s birthday. She turned 3 years old! I can’t believe she has grown up so fast! She is not a baby anymore! I have added a photo of her from the day of her birthday on my IG that you can see below and I just can’t stop thinking that she looks so big! One more year and she will be at school! It is amazing!
Each link up, I love sharing a couple of photos from my last 2 weeks on Instagram, so here are two of my favourites:
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These 2 had so much fun while we were away! It is so nice to see how much their bonding is growing every day. There are still some moments when you can tell they have a 4 year gap but most of the time they can do a lot of things together! They absolutely loved jumping in and out of the pool all day long! That was their big highlight of the trip: waking up and seeing the pool from our balcony and accessing it at any time! That was epic! Happy times! 😉 #sisters #mallorca2017
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Today this little cheeky monkey turns 3 years old! How did that happen so fast? One more year and she will start school! 😯I love how you are, how caring, lovely and sweet you have become! And of course so smart! I am so proud of what you are becoming! I wish all the best for you my lovely princess and lots of happiness! I love you from here to the moon and forever! ❤ #happy3rdbday #birthdaygirl
#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 2 photos from the community that have caught my eye since the last link up.
This time I’m featuring photos by:
- SARAH from Digital Motherhood
2. EMMA from Upside Mum
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 🙂
NOW BACK TO THE LINKY
We got 70 links! By Thursday, we had 32 posts that still needed more love and about 27 people that had not commented on the post before theirs. This number was a little bit high! Too many people didn’t do their commenting! How odd is that? I can only blame the summer holidays!
By Saturday this number was reduced to 16 and 13 respectively. I have reminded people about commenting today and I have received a good response so I think the numbers should be definitely better by now. From the 20 posts I mentioned, 5 have 2 comments and the remaining 11 have 3 comments. The remaining 54 posts have 4 or more comments.
DON’T FORGET ABOUT THE CHANGES TO THE LINKY
The linky is a fortnightly linky. It will be open for 2 weeks until the second Wednesday at 8 pm or until we reach 100 link ups, whichever comes first.
The rules will be the same, the only difference is the amount of time that the linky will be open for. 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 Facebook Group, pin it on my Twitter account and on my Facebook page together with some generic tweets. And of course, I will 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 with 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).
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, Have I Forgotten How to Love? linked up too. Please if you could go there and add a comment it would be AWESOME!!
GUEST CO-HOSTS FROM THE PREVIOUS LINK UP
I would like to say THANK YOU so much to KERRY from Blissful Domestication and TRACEY from Oh Pretty City for helping me with the commenting this week! Kerry has co-hosted before so she did a great job as expected. Tracey has not co-hosted before and she did a great job too. It was fun and I really enjoyed co-hosting with them! 🙂
GUEST CO-HOSTS FOR THIS WEEK
My first guest co-host this week is PEACHY from Diary of a Little Peach. Peachy has already co-hosted with me back in April. She enjoyed helping me with the linky that time and now she is back again to co-host another link up! I am very happy to have her again! As I mentioned before, she is from Ontario, Canada. She has a lifestyle, family, and parenting blog written from the perspective of Peachy, the blogging baby, with just a little assist from mommy. She shares their lives, funny stories, recipes, product reviews, parenting tips, and more. Please give some love to her social media accounts which are (Twitter, Facebook & Pinterest). She will also be retweeting your tweets this week so please add her twitter handle (@peachy_diary) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, The Music Man’s Songbook Review and Giveaway 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 ALEX from My Life Long Holiday. I am really happy to have Alex co-hosting with me. This is the first time that she is co-hosting this linky so we are both very excited! She is a mum of 3 and she has a travel blog where she collects tips and travel advice for family adventures, romantic get-aways and city breaks. I love her blog and her photos! 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 (@lifelonghol) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, Lake Como’s Best Side 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 last link up was SAMSAM from Mrs Jibril. I am super excited to have Samsam at the top of the commenting list! This is the first time that she is being featured! Hurrah! You might be familiar with her blog although she has recently changed her blog’s name from Simply a Mama to Mrs Jibril. She has linked up with for a few months now which is very nice! Yey! She was AMAZING commenting on 41 posts! Thank you so much, SAMSAM! Her post from last week was 2017 Blogging Update. Please go to her post and give her more love if you can.
The second person who commented a lot was BETH from Life as Mum. So happy to have Beth on the top 3 commenters for the second week in a row! Yey! I love when people spread the love a lot in this linky and Beth is one them. She was FANTASTIC commenting on 22 posts! Thank you so much, BETH! One of her posts from last week was Family Day In Liverpool. Please go to her post and give her more love if you can.
The third-person who commented a lot was ANN from Rainbows Are Too Beautiful. It is really nice to have Ann back in the top 3 commenters list. She has been mentioned and featured several times. And as you know she has also helped me co-host the link a few times. She is great! She was great commenting on 21 posts! One of her posts from the last link up was Camping with friends with mini sleeping bag craft. Please go to the post and give some more love if you can.
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 6
Behind Samsam, Beth and Ann were MADELINE from This Glorious Life with 20 comments, LAURA from Mummy Lauretta with 17 comments and ALI from Ali’s Upside Down World with 16 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 within the linky. Three will be featured and another three will be mentioned on 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 monthly guest co-host post.
- 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, TRACEY @frazzledmumblog, PEACHY @peachy_diary and ALEX @lifelonghol 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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