Welcome back to my linky #KCACOLS. Happy St George’s Day and also a happy belated birthday to the Queen!!! 😉 I hope you all had a great week! Thank you again for all your support. We did SUPER FANTASTIC last week with 114 link ups! We managed to not only reach 100 but to pass it too! YAAY, HURRAH!!! It is OUR BEST SO FAR so I’m so excited about that! THANK YOU ALL so much for being part of this linky! 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 had a pretty average week, with the usual stuff, kids at school and nursery, having to drop them and pick them up, catching up with the blog until Thursday night when I received a message from my lovely friend Maria about the MAD Blog Awards finalists! Since then, my average week became an EXTRAORDINARY week and I was over the moon to find out that I’m one of the FINALISTS!!! How AMAZING is that? I won’t say more here as I have wrote a post about it so you can go and read more about how I feel here or you can go straight to the linky as I have also linked it up as one of my posts for this week. Yaay!!
Now to the linky. This week the commenting has again been SUPER AMAZING!!! I’m incredibly overwhelmed with the amount of comments that we have had. We managed again to reach 4 comments per post as a minimum. HURRAH FOR THAT!!! I’m so happy as I wasn’t sure if we were going to manage that because we had so many link ups that I thought it might be difficult to get everybody commenting. I was happily proven wrong! You were all really generous and commented a lot! As I mentioned in my Thank You email, we had 21 new linkers this week which is the best we have had in a single week. Most of them were very active and really understood how #KCACOLS works. I hope to see most you again this week! 😉
- One post had 25 comments (the most so far) and another had 23 comments. That’s just from this linky, so that really was fantastic!
- There were 3 other posts that had either 19 or 20 comments!
- There were 11 posts with 4 comments.
- The rest of the posts had between 5 and 25 comments!
- Also for this week, the last couple of posts that linked up (link 113 and link 114) had 8 and 7 comments respectively, which means that it does not matter at what stage of the linky you link up, you will still receive comments from this linky. How amazing is that?
THANK YOU to all of you that love being generous and spreading lots of love! I really appreciate that! 🙂
We had 18 people that didn’t comment on the post linked up before their post. I’m very SAD and concerned about this as I couldn’t make it more obvious to people what the rules are and what the most important rule is. This is actually the worst this number has been. We only had 5 the previous week. What happened guys? Please comment first on the post before yours. It’s not difficult is it? What surprises me the most is that a lot of people that do comment a lot within the linky also forget to follow this rule which is disappointing :-(. PLEASE guys, let’s try to reduce this number this week. Let’s make this our goal for the week, I know we can do it!
I would like to mention again that my Thank You email will now go out every Thursday. Please try to read this email as I tend to list all the people that have commented the most so far and I’m also now including which posts need more love to make it easier for you to spread more love within the posts that have not received a lot of love.
Also, if you receive a lot of comments, try to reciprocate to the ones that have taken the time to comment on your post. It is all about being generous between each other. I have noticed this week that some people have linked up and run. We haven’t had this problem for a long time. Now that the linky is growing I don’t want to encounter this problem again. It really is rude to do this, especially when you are receiving lots of comments. It is not good linky etiquette! Please bear this in mind.
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. I read them all and I have liked them all! I can’t go and comment on all your posts because of the lack of time. However you will always receive a comment from someone on behalf of the linky (either the co-hosts or me).
CO-HOSTING: If you would like to co-host with me you need to first be a regular to this linky and know all the rules. You can always ask to be booked for a future date but at least I would like you to have had at least one month of linking up with #KCACOLS. So, if you are free and would like to be my guest co-host for one week please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I would like to say THANK YOU so much to CLAIRE from The Pramshed and MARIA from Suburban Mum for helping me with the commenting this week! They have been incredibly helpful this week. I have enjoyed co-hosting with them a lot. It has been an absolute pleasure to have them! They were both FANTASTIC! CLAIRE & MARIA you are AMAZING!!! 🙂
My first guest co-host this week is TRACEY from One Frazzled Mum. This is the first time that I’m co-hosting with Tracey and I’m so excited about it! Tracey has been a regular linker since last year and it is an absolute delight to have her. She is just so lovely and is always incredibly generous with her comments as she really likes spreading lots of love within this linky! 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 (@frazzledmumblog) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, HIIT Workouts: What Are They and Why Do I Love Them? linked up too. Please, if you could go there and add a comment it would be AWESOME!!
My second guest co-host is TORI from The Mama Nurse. This is also the first time that I’m co-hosting with Tori. She is from the other side of the pond, in Ontario, Canada! I love having bloggers from different countries joining us and becoming part of this community Tori is very lovely and she has been linking up with us for a few months now. Please give 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 (@TheMamaNurse) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally she has a guest co-host post, Everyday Heroes Who Help Moms Avoid The Epic Public Meltdown linked up too. Please if you could go there and add a comment it would be AWESOME!!
For last week, the person who commented the most was KAYLEIGH from Candyfloss and Dreams. I have featured Kayleigh before as she is always commenting a lot but she has never been at the top of the commenting until this week that she smashed it!! I’m so excited as she has been incredible! She has spread so much love this week. She commented on 57 posts!!! FANTASTIC! Thank you so much KAYLEIGH! You are A STAR!
The second person who commented a lot this week was SARAH from Mumzilla. I’m sure you are familiar with Sarah’s blog as I have featured and mentioned her before. She is always commenting a lot within this linky! She is a linky lover for sure, always spreading so much love around. She has commented on 51 posts which is FANTASTIC! Thank you so much SARAH! YOU ARE AMAZING. Her post from last week was My Home Office Wishlist. Please go and check it out!
The third person who has commented a lot this week is RACHEL from Rachel Bustin. This is the first time that I’m featuring Rachel. She has been linking with us for a few months now and she is always great with the commenting even though she has a 10 week old baby! I’m not sure how she does it, LOL, but she is just amazing! I’m also very excited because she will be co-hosting this linky soon. She has been super generous this week, commenting on 49 posts which is BRILLIANT! Thank you so much RACHEL! One of her posts from last week was Clothes for my baby girl. Please go back to her post and give her more love if you can!
Behind Kayleigh, Sarah, and Rachel was BREAD from Winging It with 44 comments, EMMA from Island Living 365 with 41 comments and HELEN from Justsayingmum with 33 comments each. Thank you so much lovely ladies!!! 🙂
For this week’s linky I am linking up 2 posts: “Breakfast at Wyevale Garden Centre – Syon Park“ and very emotional post I Can’t Believe I’m a 2016 MAD Blog Awards Finalist! 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 the last linky so please go and have a look. There are some great posts that deserve a read!
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Now let’s carry on with the linky:
Each week 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 Saturday linky post. This means that 6 people will get a back link on my new linky post each 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 per week.
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 on as I will be linking up 2 posts every week if possible). Then comment the guest co-hosts. Then comment on 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 Saturday from 10 pm and will remain open until Wednesday at 11.59 pm.
6. If you would like us to tweet your post that is absolutely fine, just tweet your link to me @WithFranca, Tracey @frazzledmumblog and Tori @TheMamaNurse we will both retweet it. Please remember to use the hashtag #KCACOLS.
I look forward to reading and commenting your posts!! 🙂
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