Welcome back to #KCACOLS. We had 28 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, PLEASE remember to comment on the co-hosts and host posts. We are allowed to change our posts on the following Saturday after the linky is live. So, please be aware of these changes during the second week. There are a lot of people that are skipping the first 4 posts which is very disappointing. These posts are part of the required comments, so please don’t skip them.
Finally, remember that FRIDAY NIGHT is the deadline for all comments.
We are super excited because it is finally half term and we are on our way to Cornwall! The girls have been counting down the days for the holidays and with all the changing government restrictions we didn’t really know until now if were actually going to be able to travel. We are staying for a week and we will be looking forward to exploring the area. Any places that you would recommend us to visit?
I have been busy these last couple of weeks with the blog. I have been working on a game promotion called Best Fiends which is so much fun. If you download it too, let me know how you get on. Just a warning that you might be hooked like us, LOL! I am also working with a new flowers subscription company called BLOOM. They are the UK’s first zero-waste online flower delivery service that is 100% sustainable and plastic-free! I have a code if you would like to try them out, so you can get 15% OFF your first order using FRANCA15.
We also received a massive cardboard rocket with a super cool treasure box to celebrate the launch of the movie Over the Moon on Netflix. Have you seen it? If not, I recommend you to do – we loved it!
Each linkup, I love sharing a photo from my last 2 weeks on Instagram, so here is my favourite:
#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!
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 28 linkups! This is less than what we have had in the previous linkups which is a shame. We had a few new linkers. On Thursday we had 20 posts that needed more comments. By Friday night (deadline for commenting) we manage to reduce this number to 16 posts. It is still very high and I am hoping this new linkup we can have better results.
Regarding the people that have not commented on the post before theirs, we got 9 people on Thursday. By Friday night, we reduced this number to 7. I was hoping to be better. I hope some comments are still in moderation.
In general the commenting has been very low this time. I am not sure if it is related to half term but I hope we can improve this.
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. 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 HELEN from Twins Tantrums and cold coffee. I am so excited to have Helen as my co-host this week for the second time. Helen joined this linky a few weeks ago and since then she has been very active within the linky. Helen is a stay at home mum of 3 kids under 3 (2 of them are twins). She is based in Devon. She has a parenting blog and writes about her life with her boys and how ridiculous it can be some days dealing with such young children. She has a background in journalism. She spent nearly 15 years as a reporter and deputy news editor at the Plymouth Herald newspaper and still write for them as a columnist. She also has been travel writing for over 10 years. She is sarcastic, real and especially honest. Please give 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 (@twinstantrums) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, 20 Easy Craft Ideas For Mums Who Hate Craft 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 SHELLY from Wander and Luxe. 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 (@wander_and_luxe ) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, Madeira Food – 12 Traditional Foods & Drinks You Must Try linked up too. Please if you could go there and add a comment it would be AWESOME!
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 3
Note: Just a quick note to mention that Helen from Twins Tantrums and cold coffee was at the top of the commenting with 15 comments but because she is a co-host this week I am featuring Jeremy who was next in the list.
The first person who commented a lot was JEREMY from Thirsty Daddy. This is fantastic news! I am so happy to have Jeremy back at he top 3 commenters. 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 3 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 9 posts! His post from last week was Always Our Child Please visit his post and give him more love if you can.
The second person who commented a lot was LYDIA from Pandora and Max. This is the 8th time that I am featuring Lydia so happy that she is also back within the 3 commenters! Hurrah! She is a great supporter of this linky and has always been very lovely with her commenting. She has commented on 8 posts! Thank you so much, LYDIA! One of her post from last week was Ships in the night!. Please go to her post and give her more love if you can.
The third person who commented a lot was LAURA from Mummy Lauretta. This is FANTASTIC! I am so happy to have Laaura within the top 3 commenters for the first time. She has always been very supported of this linky which is lovely. She has also helped me coo-host this linky and she will be back doing this very soon. She has commented on 7 posts! One of her post from last week was Cherry Bakewell Blondies Please visit her post and give her more love if you can.
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 6
For this week’s linky I am linking up Build Your Own Plane Launcher Kit Review and 3 Easy Ways To Bring A New Look To your Living Room For Less Than £100, 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, HELEN @twinstantrums and SHELLEY @wander_and_luxe 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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