Welcome back to #KCACOLS. We had 40 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! 🙂
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 also make sure if they have been mentioned so they can go back to the linky and do their commenting.
Also, remember that Friday Night is the deadline for all comments.
Happy Father’s Day for tomorrow! These last coupled of weeks were different for a change. My youngest daughter that is in Year 1 went back to school. I was nervous but she really enjoyed it and she has been doing so well at school. This was a big help because I was able to focus on my eldest who needs more attention. Then this last week Year 5 was invited back to school and my eldest despite a lot of hesitation decided that she felt ready to go back. She was so good the first 2 days but on Friday she wasn’t feeling well and had a lot of anxiety and we let her stay at home. Apparently she felt very tired too so, let’s hope she is better this week after recharging her energies during the weekend.
We received a few products to review with the girls which we love unboxing. We opened the Na! Na! Na! Surprise series 2 which so much fun and the So Slime Tie Dye which the girls loved so much. I also finished testing all the products from the Triyit box I received. I am also trying new supplements for mums which I am loving so much! They really make me feel much energetic, balance and therefore happier. Finally, I received a fab G&T box from Craft Gin Club which I am loving it! I am running a Giveaway on my IG so if you are Gin lover than me you can have a look there! 🙂
Each linkup, I love sharing a photo from my last 2 weeks on Instagram, so here is my favourite:
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✨𝕄𝕐 𝔼𝕃𝔻𝔼𝕊𝕋 𝔻𝔸𝕌𝔾ℍ𝔼𝕋𝔼ℝ 𝕀𝕊 𝔸𝕃𝕊𝕆 𝔾𝕆𝕀ℕ𝔾 𝔹𝔸ℂ𝕂 𝕋𝕆 𝕊ℂℍ𝕆𝕆𝕃✨ We had a Zoom meeting yesterday with the school and Year 5 has been invited back to school. The decision was made due to 11+ preparations as they will need to take exams when they apply to certain schools this year and kids will benefit if they continue with their preparations. The school has decided to have the kids back tomorrow which was a little bit of a surprise as I was thinking this will perhaps be happening next week and we will have time to prepare Bella and us for it. I was very worried how Bella would react because she has a lot of anxieties and going back could bring back those feelings. She didn’t take it very well at first and of course it is understandable. She felt very nervous and didn’t know what to expect. However, we had a long chat about it and discussed the positives and negatives of going back to school. She had a few chats with friends which helped her to feel more confident. And after that, she came to me and said that she was now happy to go back to school. After considering all her options, she now feels ready. She misses her friends a lot so this has helped with her decision too. My youngest is already at school, so we know things are being taken care of properly and they wouldn't invite another Year if it wouldn't be safe to do. Our school has small numbers of pupils per year so this has helped with their decision. So, fingers crossed everything goes well this week 🤞🏻 𝙃𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙤𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙮𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙨 𝙗𝙚𝙚𝙣 𝙞𝙣𝙫𝙞𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙜𝙤 𝙗𝙖𝙘𝙠 𝙩𝙤 𝙨𝙘𝙝𝙤𝙤𝙡 𝙖𝙩 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙘𝙝𝙞𝙡𝙙𝙧𝙚𝙣’𝙨 𝙨𝙘𝙝𝙤𝙤𝙡 𝙩𝙤𝙤? #goingbacktoschool
#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 13.9k 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 40 linkups! Wow, I am so happy to have so many many new people joining us this time. There were 7 new linkers. Hurrah! On Thursday we had 23 posts that needed more comments. By Friday night (deadline for commenting) we manage to reduce this number to 7 posts. I am so happy that we managed to reduce a lot!
Regarding the people that have not commented on the post before theirs, we got 14 people on Thursday. By Friday night, we reduced this number to 6 people. I’m happy that we reduced this number too which is great.
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 ALEX from One Clueless Mum. I am so excited to have Shelley as my co-host this week for the first time. Shelley joined this linky a few weeks ago and since then she has been very active within the linky which I really appreciate. Shelley has a parenting and travel blog. She is originally from Perth, Western Australia but she is currently living in York, England. She is married and has a little girl. She also has 2 beagles. She loves to travel. She shares some insights on motherhood and provides inspiration for travelling with your own families. Please give some love to his social media accounts which are (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, & Pinterest). He will also be retweeting your tweets this week so please add his twitter handle (@OneCluelessMum) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, Father’s Day – Let’s celebrate the special men in our lives linked up too. Please if you could go there and add a comment it would be AWESOME!
My first 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. 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, Outdoor Neighbourhood Treasure Hunt – Free Printable 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 KATARZYNA from Oh Mummy Mia. I am so happy to have Katarzyna back at the top 3 commenters for the second time in a row. Hurrah! As I mentioned before, she joined the linky for the first time in 2017 and she used to linkup regularly with us. She then stopped for a while, so. it is lovely to see her not only back to the linky but commenting so much. She has done a fantastic job. Thank you so much, Katarzyna for all your comments. She has commented on 14 posts! Her post from last week was Our 10 favourite physical indoor activities for kids..
The second person who commented a lot was HANNAH from Hannah and the twiglets. This is fantastic news! I am very happy to have Hannah within the top 3 commenters for the second time. She is a new linker which so lovely to see. Thank yous so much Hannah for all your lovely comments. She has commented on 13 posts! One of her posts from last week was Why I Think The TV Programme ‘Britain’s Best Parent’ Is Toxic And Damaging. Please visit her post and give her more love if you can.
The third person who commented a lot was HELEN from Twins Tantrums and cold coffee. I am so excited about this! This is the first time that Helen join us and she is already within the top 3 commenters! How amazing is that! She has done a fabulous job. Love to have new linkers and especially featuring them. Thank yous so much Helen for all your comments. She has commented on 12 posts! Her post from last week was Feeling the Pressure to be a Supermum during Lockdown?. Please visit her post and give her more love if you can
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 6
Behind Katarzyna, Hannah and Helen were JEREMY from Thirsty Daddy with 10 comments, FIONA from Coombemill with 9 comments and LYDIA from Pandora and Max with 8 comments. Thank you so much to all of you! 🙂
For this week’s linky I am linking up Na! Na! Na! Surprise Review and 5 Things You Can Do Today to Get Traffic to Your Website from Pinterest so I hope you like it! 😉
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, ALEX @OneCluelessMum 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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