Welcome back to #KCACOLS. I hope you are all well! We had 48 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! 🙂
HAPPY HALLOWEEN! I can’t believe that Halloween is already happening next week. The year has passed so quickly! We are now officially getting into the colder weather. I have felt so cold today. I think we have like 7 degrees!
The last couple of weeks have been quiet for the blog but busy on a personal level because we had so many gatherings. We had parents drinks for both of my daughter’s class, coffee morning meetings with parents too, parents evenings, Harvest Festival, etc. It has been nice to be able to be more present this year for my girls’s school activities!
Bella and I went to watch an incredible show called Tap Dogs at The Peacock Theatre near Holborn. This show is fantastic. It is 1 hr and 30 minutes of intense tap dancing. Bella and I were very impressed. And this morning we went to a super cool event in Central London too organised by Designafriend Dolls. I’m not sure if you have seen these dolls but they are so beautiful. They had 5 different sessions where the did their hair, nails, changed them with fashion clothes, did a photo shoot together with some colouring. It was so much fun!
First, I wanted to say HAPPY 3RD ANNIVERSARY TO KCACOLS! I can’t believe that I have been hosting this linky for so long. I remember our first link up like it was yesterday. I have enjoyed a lot getting know all of you during these years. The best part of all has been to actually meet a fair amount of you in person! It is so exciting to be able to put a face to the person behind the keyboards of all of your lovely blogs. I really hope one day I get to know all of you in person! 🙂
Each link up, 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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KIDPRENEUR FESTIVAL AT KIDZANIA LONDON - #AD Today we had a fantastic time at @kidzanialondon If you have seen my recent stories you might have heard that we have a super cool new role. We are now the first Ambassador Bloggers for Kidzania London. We feel so honoured and excited to be asked to do this. As part of this role, today was our first official activity attending the Kidpreneur Festival. We started on a high because we have been so excited meeting such inspirational young entrepreneurs! We met Tommy Mallet (@tommy_mallet), CEO of Mallet Footwear, Jenk Oz (@icoolkidjenk), CEO of iCoolKid, Rose Dyson (@rosedyson_x), CEO of Pura Cosmetics and Christian (@dinobytelabs) co-founder of DinoByteLabs which is also Louise Leolin. It was a day full of workshops and cool activities for my girls and they learnt a lot of new skills. Who knows, they might end up being successful entrepreneurs too! Fingers crossed, LOL! Skip left for more photos of the day. Check my stories too and if you miss them after 24 hrs please check the "Kidzania" highlight where I will be adding all my stories during our ambassador role. I will be publishing a blog post next week with much more details so keep an eye out for that! 😉 Has your child shown any signs of becoming a mini entrepreneur? #KZBlogAmbassador #WhatsOnAtKidZania #kidpreneuratkidzania #KidzaniaLondonAmbassador
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*A GREAT FAMILY DAY OUT AT CUTTY SARK* - #Ad A couple of weeks ago we were invited by @royalmuseumsgreenwich to visit Cutty Sark in Greenwich. We have never been there before so we were very curious about it. Kids love boats so we knew the girls would be very excited. When we arrived it was raining a lot! It was a shame but at the same time we didn’t let it ruin our time so we went inside ready to discover the Cutty Sark. They had lots of activities to do for the kids. The girls loved running around and exploring all the decks. It was very fun! It is such a historic ship, it is mesmerising. If you would like to find out more about Cutty Sark, please check my blog post here https://www.amomentwithfranca.com/why-visit-cutty-sark-in-london or by clicking the link in my bio 😊 Cutty Sark could be a great place to visit during half term or next time you are in London. Have you visited Cutty Sark before? #CuttySarkExplorers #CuttySark #familydaysout
#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! I am so excited that we have more than 11.3k photos that have used the hashtag! I am thrilled! I would love it if more of you could use the hashtag for your photos and of course it would be even better if we all also spread some love there! I am featuring 1 photo from the community that has caught my eye since the last link up. This time I’m featuring SARAH from Digital Motherhood. See her photo below:
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A beautiful day to go and pick a pumpkin! 🎃 . . . . . . . . #pumpkins #pumpkinpicking #pumpkin #pumpkinpatch #halloween #countrykids #kidsoftheoutdoors #outdoorkids #igoutdoors #littleexplorer #candidchildhood #myfamilyadventures #makingmemories #kidsofinstagram #kids_of_our_world #kidsofig #mumswithcameras #momswithcameras #beautifulview #happylittlebuttons #kcacols #blogstravaganza #curiouslittleexplorers #explorerkids #funseekingkids #documentyourdays #freerangekids #instakids #digitalmotherhood
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NOW BACK TO THE LINKY
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We had 48 link ups. I am very happy to say that this week we also got all the posts with 4 or more comments since Thursday which is fantastic! Thank you so much for being so AWESOME and commenting so much! That really made me super happy!
Regarding the people that have not commented on the post before theirs, we got 16 people on Thursday. After adding the Reminder list to the Thank You email, we manged to reduced this list to 4 by Saturday.
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
I would like to say THANK YOU so much to ANN from Rainbows are too Beautiful and KATE from Along Came Poppy for helping me with the commenting this week! They have done a fantastic job! It was lovely co-hosting with them!
GUEST CO-HOSTS FOR THIS LINK UP
My second guest co-host this week is TRACEY from One Frazzled Mum. I am sure you know Tracey by now. She has been always helping me with the linky. She is a great supporter of this linky which is lovely! Tracey has a parenting blog and also she loves to write fiction stories. Her dream is to be able to publish a fiction book one day. She is a single mum of a beautiful 12-year-old daughter, Olivia. She is a really good friend to me. 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 (@frazzledmumblog) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, Fiction: Evangeline MK2 linked up too. If you could please go there and add a comment it would be AWESOME!
My second guest co-host this week is PEACHY from Peachy and Clementine. Peachy has already co-hosted with me a couple of times last year. She had a little break after she had her second baby and now they are family of 4. She has done a few changes to her blog and now she is ready to be back! I am very happy to have her again! She is from Ontario, Canada. Peachy and Clementine is a lifestyle/family/parenting blog written from the perspective of Peachy the blogging toddler and Clementine the blogging baby, with just a little assist from their Mommy. They share their lives, funny stories, recipes, product reviews, parenting tips, DIY projects, and more.Please give some love to her social media accounts which are (Twitter, Facebook & Pinterest). She will also be retweeting your tweets this week so please add her twitter handle (@peachy_diary) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, A Good Deal on Fun linked up too. Please if you could go there and add a comment it would be AWESOME!
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 3
The person who commented the most this week was JENNIFER from The Frozen Mind I am SUPER excited about this! Finally someone has managed to take Carols’s crown after so many months! Jen has done a fantastic job commenting in pretty much all your posts (I think one is pending) which is AMAZING. She has joined the linky not long ago, perhaps a months and a bit and very quickly she got to be at the top of the commenters! HURRAH! She has commented on 46 posts! Thank you so much JENNIFER! One of her posts from last week was 10 Ways To Pace Yourself During The Holidays. Please visit her post and give her more love if you can.
The second person who commented a lot this week was CAROL from Virtually All Sorts. It is the first time after so many months that she is not at the top of the 3 commenters but she is still in the top 3 which is still AMAZING. She has been the most consistent linker that I have had since this linky started 3 years ago. II don’t have more words to say! It is just amazing to have her at the top for so long! She has been here 15 times now! Hurra for that! As always, I am very grateful for her support and for all her kind comments to all of your lovely posts. She has commented on 44 posts! So every single post! BRILLIANT! Thank you so much, CAROL! Her post from last week was 5 ways to have fun with your cat Please visit her post and give her more love if you can.
The third-person who commented a lot was LANA from Finding Inspiration In The Chaos. I’m super happy to have LANA within the 3 top commenters! I love having new faces here! She has recently joined the linky. The second time she linked up, she was mentioned and for her third time linking up she got featured! I wonder if for her 4th time linking up she would be at the top of the commenting, LOL! Let’s see how it goes! 😉 She was fantastic commenting on 41 posts! One of her posts from the last link up was Pap Smear and Divorce….Why Not??? 🙂. Please go to the post and give some more love if you can.
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 6
Behind Jen, Carol and Lana were JO from A Rose Tinted World with 31 comments, Christy from This Glorious Life with 24 comments and ROB from The Lucky Ladder with 13 comments.Thank you so much to all of you! 🙂
For this week’s linky I am linking up KidZania London Kidpreneur Festival – Our First Ambassador Event and Why Visit Cutty Sark in London? 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 @frazzledmumblog and PEACHY @peachy_diary 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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