Welcome back to #KCACOLS. I hope you all had 2 great weeks We did FANTASTIC with 134 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! 🙂
I really enjoyed having the linky live for 2 weeks. It gave me the time to go through each link up and check if everybody is doing their commenting. I had 2 relaxed weeks. I have not done much. I decided to slow down a little bit as up to December everything was a little bit too much for me. I think I will slowly try to come back to my routine.
Each week I love sharing a couple of photos from my week 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. There are now 4,001 photos! Yay! It is lovely to see all 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! As I mentioned before, I am featuring a photo from the community that has caught my eye since the last link up. This time I’m featuring a photo by ZOE from The Tale of Mummyhood.
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
I’m very happy to see a lot of link ups these past 2 weeks and i’m very excited to see new blogs joining us too. I was also delighted to see some old faces linking up again with us. It felt refreshing to read so many different blogs. We had a little bit of everything. I hope you enjoyed it.
Unfortunately, not everything was great as I realised that there were about 60 blog posts that needed more commenting. I was a bit shocked as I thought having 2 weeks would be better for people so they will have more time. I guess I was wrong. The good news is that you lovely people are amazing and a lot of you came back to the linky after the message in the facebook group and the Thank You Email. We managed to reduce that amount a lot. We didn’t manage to reduce it all as there are lots of comments that will need approval. Yes, this is the story of my life! This makes my job so hard to do!
Another problem was that about 30 people didn’t do the comment on the post linked up before their post. This number was very high and a bit disappointing. However, I was very happy to have a good response from people after I reminded them about it. I know we all have a lot of things going on so a reminder is always good. I guess as long as we manage to share the love, it is worth it, right?
DON’T FORGET ABOUT THE NEW CHANGES TO THE LINKY
The linky is now a fortnightly linky. It will be open for 2 weeks until the second Wednesday at 8 pm or until we reach 150 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 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 will be MARIA from Suburban Mum. These are her social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, & Pinterest). She will also be re-tweeting your tweets this week so please add her twitter handle (@suburb4nmum) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, Behind the Lens guest series 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 SHARON from After the Playground and MAINY from Myrealfairy.com for helping me with the commenting this week! They have co-hosted before so as expected they did a wonderful job. I really enjoyed having them! They have been FANTASTIC! 🙂
GUEST CO-HOSTS FOR THIS WEEK
My first guest co-host is EMMA from Me and B Make Tea. Emma has co-hosted with us several times now. She is more than a regular linker to KCACOLS. She is now an admin on our KCACOLS Crowd Facebook group and I am, as always, very excited to have 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 (@meandbmaketea) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, 13 Things to Frame on a Budget 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 KIRSTY from Winnettes. I’m very excited to have Kirsty as my co-host for the first time this week. I always love to have new people co-hosting with me and she has been a great supporter of the linky. Her blog is lovely and she has recently given it a makeover. It looks great! Go and have a look if you haven’t already. 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 (@winnettes_) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, Rocking Motherhood Tag linked up too. If you could please 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 BECKY from Mommy and Rory. I’m super excited to have a new linker at the top of the commenting. This is the first time that Becky is joining us and she has done an amazing job. She has commented a whopping number of 85 posts! Thank you so much, BECKY! One of her posts from last week was 365 Days – A Year of Maternity Leave. Please visit her post and give her more love if you can.
The second person who commented a lot was GERALDINE from Over Heaven’s Hill. I’m so happy to see Geraldine back in the top 3 commenters. When I saw her name on the list it really brought a smile to my face! It is really nice to have her back here! She commented on 44 posts! Thank you so much, GERALDINE! One of her posts from last week was Why I Hate Being Pregnant. Please go to her post and give her more love if you can.
The third person who commented a lot was BREAD from Winging It. I have featured and mentioned Bread before but it’s been a while now so it was really nice to see her in the top 3 commenters too. She had her baby a few months back so she has been very busy focusing on that. However, I can see that she is now managing to multitask! Yay! She commented on 32 posts! Thank you so much, BREAD! One of her posts from last week was, Out With 2016 And In With 2017. Please go to her post and give her more love if you can.
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 6
Behind Becky, Geraldine and Bread were EMMA from Me and B Make Tea with 23 comments, ELLA from Ellamentalmama with 19 comments and KATE from The Hippy Christian Mum with 17 comments. Thank you so much, lovely ladies!!! 🙂
For this week’s linky I am linking up A Moment in Paris – E-Fluent Spot 5 and ‘Amaluna’ Cirque Du Soleil Opening Night at the Royal Albert Hall so I hope you like them! 😉
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 150 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, Maria @suburb4nmum, Emma @meandbmaketea and Kirsty @winnettes_ 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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