Welcome back to #KCACOLS. We had 34 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.
How are you all coping? Things have definitely been different this last couple of weeks. We have now just started our second week of homeschooling and our first 5 days of lockdown. It feels all so surreal, doesn’t it? I have found it hard to adjust to this new daily structure. Some days were better than others but overall we have managed. I feel relieved to have all my family at home and be able to spend this time together. I hope you are all well and keeping safe.
Each linkup, I love sharing a photo from my last 2 weeks on Instagram, so here is my favourite:
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✨𝕊𝕌ℝℝ𝔼𝔸𝕃 𝕋𝕀𝕄𝔼𝕊 ✨ On Monday, Nick and I decided to take the girls out of school and start homeschooling from Tuesday. I was getting very anxious about COVID-19 and it wasn’t very good for my sanity. As some of you know Bella, my eldest daughter, suffers from asthma and anxieties and I was getting very worried about her being unwell. I just couldn’t stop thinking of this. I am not the best person to do homeschooling but I thought that I should give it a try. We are all at home now, as Nick is also working from home. Now the challenge has been to keep calm at home as we don’t know how long we will need to stay here, especially now that the schools are closing officially from Friday afternoon. We are keeping social distance as recommended, especially as we live in London and the cases are ahead compared with the rest of the country. At the moment we go out only to stretch legs and get some fresh air. We live in a flat so while we can still do this for a little bit it brings us some peace as we don’t have a garden. A possible lockdown will be hard for us. We are doing homeschooling mostly from 9 to 1 pm. They had a short break within that time. We followed their school time tables so we did what they were supposed to do at school each day. Reading, spellings, writing and maths. During the day, they can watch educational programs and play. We received information and material from their school too which we are following. It is day two and I am not going to lie even though we have survived these days, it has been hard but I am sure we will be able to get through this. We should all stay calm and positive and try social distancing as much as we can. Stay safe everyone! 𝘼𝙧𝙚 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙨𝙩𝙖𝙮𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙖𝙩 𝙝𝙤𝙢𝙚? #coronavirus #tulips
#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 13.6k 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 34 linkups! Still excited to have more linkups this week! On Thursday we had 20 posts that needed more comments. By Friday night (deadline for commenting) we manage to reduce this number to 13. It is still a high number but I assume this is regarding to our last life changes as people are still adjusting but I hope we can do our best to carry on with the commenting.
Regarding the people that have not commented on the post before theirs, we got 7 people on Thursday. By Friday night, we managed to reduce this number to 5 people. Same thoughts for this as above.
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 second guest co-host this week is TRACEY from One Frazzled Mum. Tracey has always given me a hand with the linky. She has co-hosted with me so many times. She is a great supporter of this linky which I appreciate so much! 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 13-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, Arran Sense Of Scotland Review 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 STEVE from The Diary of Dad. I am so excited to have Steve 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 first time that I’m having a daddy blogger helping me out. I really like the idea of having more dads joining this linky. It is interesting to read about their perspective of parenting too. Steve joined this linky a few weeks ago and since then he has been very active within the linky which I really appreciate. Steve has a parenting blog. He has a gorgeous little boy. He blogs about his family, sharing all the fun, joy and drama of becoming a new Dad raising a little boy. 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 (@steveylu27) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, Social media, let’s be kindi 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 Tracey from One Frazzled Mum was at the top with 17 comments but because she is a co-host this week I am featuring Lydia, Melinda and Jeremy who were after her)
The first person who commented a lot was LYDIA from Pandora and Max. I am soo happy to see Lydia back to the top 3 commenters. She has always been very lovely with her commenting. She has commented on 13 posts! Thank you so much, LYDIA! One of her posts from last week was The great thing about new friends. Please go to her post and give her more love if you can.
The second person who commented a lot was MELINDA from Narwhal Moon. This is amazing news! I am very happy to have Melinda within the top 3 commenters for the first time. She has just joined the linky this time and she has already done a fantastic job. Love to have new linkers and especially featuring them. Thank yous so much Melinda for all your comments. He has commented on 12 posts! Her post from last week was International Earth Day. Please visit 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 also very happy to have Jeremy back within the top 3 commenters too. He has been mentioned before and he has been featured a few 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 you so much, Jeremy, for your support. He has commented on 11 posts! His post from last week was Cover Your @#$%& Mouth. Please visit his post and give him more love if you can.
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 6
Behind Lydia, Melinda and Jeremy were JENNA from Jenna Boden Blog with 17 comments, JO from A Rose Tinted World with 13 comments and ENDA from Endastories with 12 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, TRACEY @frazzledmumblog and STEVE @steveylu27 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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