Welcome back to #KCACOLS. We had 33 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! 🙂
I am so sorry that I didn’t send the Thank You email this week. I have been going through a very difficult time at home dealing with my eldest daughters severe anxiety. My head has been elsewhere so I haven’t been able to focus properly. It has been and still is a big challenge to deal with. I really hope things get better soon and it’s just a short phase.
Each linkup, 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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𝘼𝑫 | ✨𝔽ℝ𝕀𝔼ℕ𝔻𝕊ℍ𝕀ℙ 𝔹ℝ𝔸ℂ𝔼𝕃𝔼𝕋𝔼𝕊 ✨ If you have seen my previous posts, you would probably know about the launch of the new @spiritridingfree season on @poptv_uk. During the weekend of the launch, 200 families threw their own #SpiritRidingFreeParty which included baking, playing with toys, making friendship bracelets and watching the new season live on TV. One of the most important messages from this show is encouraging Friendship. It is so important to teach our kids that friends are there to support each other through good times and bad times as well as have some fun together. When we went to Devon in the summer, Bella and her friend did so many fun activities to emphasise this aspect of friendship. 𝙊𝙣𝙚 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙤𝙨𝙚 𝙖𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙫𝙞𝙩𝙞𝙚𝙨 𝙞𝙨 𝙢𝙖𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙁𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙣𝙙𝙨𝙝𝙞𝙥 𝘽𝙧𝙖𝙘𝙚𝙡𝙚𝙩𝙨. 𝙏𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙠𝙨 𝙩𝙤 𝙖 “𝙃𝙤𝙬 𝙩𝙤 𝘿𝙤 𝙁𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙣𝙙𝙨𝙝𝙞𝙥 𝘽𝙧𝙖𝙘𝙚𝙡𝙚𝙩𝙚𝙨 𝙑𝙞𝙙𝙚𝙤” 𝙢𝙮 𝙜𝙞𝙧𝙡𝙨 𝙜𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙞𝙩 𝙖 𝙜𝙤 𝙩𝙤𝙤. It was fun! If you would like to get involved with the fun too, 𝙘𝙝𝙚𝙘𝙠 𝙢𝙮 𝙨𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙨𝙬𝙞𝙥𝙚 𝙪𝙥 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙠 to this video and your kids can try this activity at home. You only need 3 threads, blue-tack and scissors. It could be great for giving to their friends. 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙣𝙚𝙬 𝙨𝙚𝙖𝙨𝙤𝙣 𝙤𝙛 @dreamwork 𝙎𝙥𝙞𝙧𝙞𝙩 𝙍𝙞𝙙𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙁𝙧𝙚𝙚 𝙖𝙞𝙧𝙨 𝙤𝙣 𝙋𝙊𝙋 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙮 𝙎𝙖𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙙𝙖𝙮 𝙖𝙩 3 𝙥𝙢 and is the must-watch show for kids this Autumn. We will be tuning in for sure! 𝙏𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙖𝙡𝙨𝙤 𝙖𝙫𝙖𝙞𝙡𝙖𝙗𝙡𝙚 𝙗𝙧𝙞𝙡𝙡𝙞𝙖𝙣𝙩 𝙎𝙥𝙞𝙧𝙞𝙩 𝙍𝙞𝙙𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙁𝙧𝙚𝙚 𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙙𝙪𝙘𝙩𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙜𝙞𝙧𝙡𝙨 𝙡𝙤𝙫𝙚 𝙛𝙧𝙤𝙢 @smythstoys𝙬𝙝𝙞𝙘𝙝 𝙘𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙗𝙚 𝙥𝙚𝙧𝙛𝙚𝙘𝙩 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙖𝙣 𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙡𝙮 𝘾𝙝𝙧𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙢𝙖𝙨 𝙥𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙞𝙙𝙚𝙖𝙨. 𝘾𝙝𝙚𝙘𝙠 𝙢𝙮 𝙨𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙨 𝙩𝙤 𝙨𝙬𝙞𝙥𝙚 𝙪𝙥 𝙖 𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙠 𝙩𝙤 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨. ℍ𝕒𝕧𝕖 𝕪𝕠𝕦𝕣 𝕝𝕚𝕥𝕥𝕝𝕖 𝕠𝕟𝕖𝕤 𝕔𝕒𝕦𝕘𝕙𝕥 𝕦𝕡 𝕨𝕚𝕥𝕙 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝕟𝕖𝕨 𝕤𝕖𝕒𝕤𝕠𝕟? #SpiritRidingFree #FriendshipBracelets #PopFunTV #kidstv
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𝘼𝙙-𝙂𝙞𝙛𝙩𝙚𝙙 | ✨𝔹𝔼𝕊𝕋 𝕊𝔼𝔸𝕋𝕊 𝕀ℕ 𝕋ℍ𝔼 ℍ𝕆𝕌𝕊𝔼✨ We had the best time on Friday at #DisneyOnIce thanks to @YourSSE #SSEReward. We had access to the #SSEReward Lounge which was super handy as it is literally 5 mins away from the SSE Arena Wembley. We were 8 in total, 4 mums and 4 kids. This time it was Sienna’s turn to invite her friends so she was so excited to watch the show with them! I think they are the perfect age for this show (5 to 6 years old). But not only the little ones were excited… the grownups were even more, lol! We were taken care of very well by the #SSE Energisers. They took us to our seats that were very well located. If you are an SSE customer, you can access exclusive upgrades, competitions and experiences too, for FREE! Want to find out how you can enjoy great entertainment benefits? Head to www.ssereward.com to find out more. 𝙃𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙮𝙤𝙪 been to a 𝘿𝙞𝙨𝙣𝙚𝙮 𝙤𝙣 𝙄𝙘𝙚 show? #london #SSE
#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 13.2k 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 33 linkups! Fewer linkups that we normally do. On Thursday we had 22 posts that needed more comments which is very high. Today we reduced this number to 18 which is still very high. I am not sure what happened but this linkup hasn’t perfomed very well.
Regarding the people that have not commented on the post before theirs, we got 12 people on Thursday. Today, we managed to reduce this number to 10 people. Numbers still very high. I hope this will be different this week.
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.
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 co-host this week is TRACEY from The Desperate Housewife. This is the first time that Tracey is co-hosting with me and I am super excited to have her. She joined the linky this year and she has been linking up with us since then. She has been amazing with her lovely comments. I have mentioned and featured her a few times. Tracey is married and has two girls (5 & 3). She has a parenting blog. She shares vent and confides her parenthood journey in her blog. 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 (@the_desp_house) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, Should Parents Ever Interfere In Their Children’s Lives? 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 KELLY-ANNE from Mimi Rose And Me. Kelly-Anne has helped me co-host the linky before. I have also mentioned and featured her before. She is lovely and she supports this linky a lot which is nice. Kelly-Anne is a writer, blogger and mum to a beautiful girl called Amelia. She is married to Tony and together they have set up their home in the beautiful countryside of Norfolk. She is a self-certified tea addict, a lover of the 50s, stationary and she eats way too much Haribo. 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 (@Mimiroseandme) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, Joules Printed Margate Floral Stripe Wellies linked up too. If you could please go there and add a comment it would be AWESOME!
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 3
The first person who commented a lot was SARAH-MARIE from Tired But Crafty Mummy. It is lovely to have Sara-Marie back at the top 3 commenters! She has been very supportive of this linky which is so nice. I am very happy to see she get this linky very well. She has done a great job commenting on many of your lovely posts. She has commented on 16 posts! Her post from last week was The Turkeys Who Had A Happy Christmas. Please visit her post and give her more love if you can.
Note: Just a quick note to mention that Tracey from The Desperate Housewife was second with 14 comments but because she is a co-host this week I am featuring Lydia who was after her)
The second person who commented a lot was LYDIA from Pandora and Max. This is the first time that I am featuring Lydia so I am really happy. I have mentioned her before but she has not been in the top 3 commenters before. She 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 That’s a bingo!. Please go to her post and give her more love if you can.
The third person who commented a lot was JEREMY from Thirsty Daddy. This is fantastic news! I am so happy to have Jeremy back within the top 3 commenters too. He has been mentioned before and he has been featured a couple of times so it is fab. He has joined the linky for more than 2 years now. It is really nice to have a daddy blogger joining us for so long. Thank yous so much Jeremy for your support. He has commented on 10 posts! His post from last week was A Math Revolution. Please visit her post and give her more love if you can.
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 6
Behind Sarah-Marie, Lydia and Jeremy were CLARE from Flip Flops or Wellies with 9 comments, FIONA from Coombemill with 8 comments and ENDA from Endastories with 3 comments. Thank you so much to all of you! 🙂
For this week’s linky I am linking up The Secret Behind One Of Devon’s Finest Holiday Homes and Benidorm Is Always Summer 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 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, TRACEY @the_desp_house and KELLY-ANNE @Mimiroseandme 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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