Welcome back to #KCACOLS. We had 30 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.
I am so glad it’s the bank holiday weekend and half term. I was really desperate to get to this point because I was getting so exhausted. It is so much work to homeschool. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed it but it is not easy. We had a couple of weeks of celebrations. It was Bella’s birthday last week. She turned 10. She was so excited to finally reach 2 digit numbers. And today is my birthday! It has been lovely celebrating with friends and family via Zoom.
Each linkup, I love sharing a photo from my last 2 weeks on Instagram, so here is my favourite:
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✨HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME✨🥳 I was wondering how a lockdown birthday will be this year for me and so far, it has been great! Last night, I had a lovely Zoom party with my school friends from Peru and one from Mexico. We met at 11:30 pm and waited until midnight to sing happy birthday! 🥳It was awesome! 🙌🏻 I haven’t done something like this before, just a video call with one person but not with more people in it. Now you can gather a lot of people around the world in one place to celebrate! It is amazing! 👍🏻 I would say, this is the most positive outcome of COVID19. I guess people needed a way to communicate and learnt how to do it quickly. So I am so grateful for Zoom! This is definitely something that I will keep post covid19. And you? Now to keep celebrating and for more Zoom videos with family to come! #birthdaygirl #turned43 #feelinggood #todayismybirthday
#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.
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
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We had 30 linkups! On Thursday we had 18 posts that needed more comments. By Friday night (deadline for commenting) we manage to reduce this number to 8 posts. I am happy that we managed to reduce the commenting. Again I had a few people that linked up and run again this time and they will be blocked.
Regarding the people that have not commented on the post before theirs, we got 8 people on Thursday. By Friday night, we reduced this number to 6 people. I’m happy that we reduced this number a little bit which is good.
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 for this week is JADE from The Parenting Jungle. I’m very excited to have Jade as my co-host for this link up for the second time. She helped me before back in 2017. It has past a long time. It was great that she was happy to help me again. She has a parenting blog and shares us the things how they are which I like a lot. Please give her some love. These are her social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram & Pinterest). She will also be retweeting your tweets this week so please add her twitter handle (@ParentingJungle) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, Introducing Oii clothing for children 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 ROBBIE from Paternal Damnation. I am so happy to have Robbie as my co-host this week not only because it is the first time he is co-hosting with me but because it is the second time that I’m having a daddy blogger helping me out. I really like the idea of having more dads joining this linky. Robbie joined this linky before under a different blog and now he is back with this brand new and fresh blog. He is a thirty-something guy who writes about whatever he can for a living. He has a son, a daughter and a stepdaughter. Robbie has a parenting blog. 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 (@PaternalDamn) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, he has a guest co-host post, 6 Things I’d Forgotten About Having a Baby 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 LYDIA from Pandora and Max. This is the 5th time that I am featuring Lydia but it is the first time that the top 3 commenters! Hurrah! She is a great supporter of this linky and has always been very lovely with her commenting. She has commented on 13 posts! Thank you so much, LYDIA! Her post from last week was It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages. Please go to her post and give her more love if you can.
The second person who commented a lot was HANNAH from Hannah and the twiglets. This is amazing news! I am very happy to have Hannah within the top 3 commenters for the first time. She has just joined the linky for the first time and she has already done a fantastic job. Love to have new linkers and especially featuring them. Thank yous so much Hannah for all your comments. She has commented on 12 posts! One of her posts from last week was 40 Amazing Rainbow Sweet Recipes. Please visit her post and give her more love if you can
The third person who commented a lot was JO from A Rose Tinted World. I’m so excited! Jo is back within the 3 commenters again! Yeee! Thank you for commenting so much! She has done a great job commenting on many of your lovely posts. She has commented on 11 posts! One of her posts from the last link-up was The Colour Monster Board Game – A Review Please go to the post and give some more love if you can.
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 6
Behind Lydia, Hannah and Jo were CRISTINA from Memories of the Pacific with 8 comments, FIONA from Coombemill with 7 comments and ANN from Rainbows Are Too Beautiful with 6 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, jade @ParentingJungle and ROBBIE @PaternalDamn 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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