Welcome back to #KCACOLS. We had 39 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, remember that FRIDAY NIGHT is the deadline for all comments.
These last couple of weeks have been busy. We celebrated Nick’s birthday at home. The girls and I decorated the living room with balloons. It looked lovely at the end. We got an adult scooter for him so now we all have our own scooter’s now so we can go out altogether on them.
Bella (my eldest daughter) started very well at school and was able to control her anxieties but then suddenly she got a nasty cold (thank God it was not COVID19) and she didn’t go to school for a few days. Going back to school after that wasn’t easy. It brought back her anxieties which is a shame. It is difficult to know what to expect as every day is different with her. Overall she is much better than last school year but these little things delay the progress.
I also had Sienna unwell but she was only off school for one day. I guess because Bella has asthma any colds are always harder on her. Let’s hope next week is a better week. I have been a little bit quiet online because of that but fingers crossed we are all back to normality soon.
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 𝕄𝕐 𝕃𝕆𝕍𝔼𝕃𝕐 ℍ𝕌𝔹𝔹𝕐✨ So happy to celebrate another birthday together 🥳 The girls and I are so lucky to have you ❤️ I hope you enjoyed your day. We loved spoiling you today! 🎉🎉🤗🤗 #hubbybirthday #birthdayballoons #birthdaywishes #birthdayshoot #birthdaydaddy #birthdayvibes #happybirthdaytoyou #mydaughterrocks #birthdaycake #happybirthdaytomyhusband #simplemoments #littlestoriesofmylife #oureverydaymoments #littlestoriesofmine #lovelysquares #posttheordinary #choosehappy #livethelittlethings #itshappyhere #collectingmoments #thehappynow
#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!
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NOW BACK TO THE LINKY
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We had 39 linkups! This is fantastic! We had a couple of new linkers too. On Thursday we had 24 posts that needed more comments. This seems a little bit high. We were doing much better lately. By Friday night (deadline for commenting) we manage to reduce this number to 14 posts. I am a little bit disappointed as I expected we would reduce this number more. I really hope we can do better this new linkup.
Regarding the people that have not commented on the post before theirs, we got 14 people on Thursday. This was also high. By Friday night, we reduced this number to 10. I was hoping to be better. Overall, I am a little bit disappointed with the results. I have noticed a few people that have linked and run. I have been blocking a lot of URLS lately and will do the same with a few that linked up this time. I am not happy with that behaviour so I tend to stop it straight away.
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
I would like to say THANK YOU so much to LIBERTY from Liberty on the Lighter Side and MALIN from Sensational Learning With Penguin for helping me with the commenting this week! They did a great job! 🙂
GUEST CO-HOSTS FOR THIS LINK UP
My first guest co-host this week is CARLY from Mom of Two Little Girls. Carly has co-hosted this linky a few weeks ago. It is lovely to have her again. Carly has a parenting blog. She is a mum of two little girls (seven and five). She is a wife and a Stay At Home Mum. She and her family have moved around a lot but they are now living in the UK. Aside from being a mum and a parenting blogger, she also is a freelance writer, copy-editor, proofreader, social media community manager and social media coach for young start-up entrepreneurs and creatives. Please give her some love on their social media accounts which are (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, & Pinterest). She will also be retweeting your tweets this week so please add her twitter handle (@momof2lgs) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, 7 Positive Affirmations For Kids To Hear 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 JADE from The Autism Page. Jade helps me with the linky on a regular basis which is lovely. Jade is a married mum of two boys (5 & 3). She is based in the West Country between Bristol and Bath. She has a parenting blog where she shares information and resources related to autism that has been helpful to them since her eldest child was diagnosed at 2 years old. She also has another blog The Breakfast Page where she writes about breakfasts at home, review breakfasts when she is out as well as cookbook reviews. I am looking forward to co-hosting with her. 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 (@theautismpage) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, How To Support Speech By Crossing The Midline 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 HELEN from Twins Tantrums and cold coffee. This is wonderful! I am very happy to have Helen within the top 3 commenters for the third time. As I mentioned before, she is a new linker which is so lovely to see. Thank yous so much Helen for all your lovely comments. She has commented on 28 posts! Her post from last week was Days Out: Camel Creek Adventure Park Is Perfect For Kids Both Young And Old. Please visit her post and give her more love if you can
The second person who commented a lot was STEVE from The Diary of Dad. This is amazing news. I am excited to have Steve back at the top of the commenters for the third time. He has joined the linky a few months and he had a little break but he is now back. He is doing a great job with the commenting. As I mentioned before, I am so happy to have another daddy blogger linking with us. Thank you so much, Steve, for all your comments. He has commented on 16 posts! His post from last week was Alcohol Detox over, what are the results. Please visit her post and give her more love if you can
The third person who commented a lot was ROSIE from A Rosie World. This is FANTASTIC news! I am SUPER excited to have Rosie within the top 3 commenters for the second time in a row. She joined this linky a few months ago and she has been linking up sporadically. She has commented on 15 posts! Her post from last week was 12 Tips To Get A Better Night’s Sleep. Please visit her post and give her more love if you can.
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 6
Behind Helen, Steve and Rosie were HANNAH from Hannah and the twiglets with 11 comments, KATRINA from CHATTER FOX with 10 comments and LYDIA from Pandora and Max with 9 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, CARLY @momof2lgs and JADE @theautismpage 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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