Welcome back to #KCACOLS. We had 24 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.
Are you bearing this cold? I am freezing lately! I’m not sure if we will get any snow but the cold feels like it will snow! I wouldn’t mind some though. It is always nice to have a little bit of snow during the winter but just that! Not more than a couple of days! Then it becomes a hassle, LOL!
We have had a fairly relaxed couple of weeks. The girls had playdates and birthday parties so our weekends have been more about dropping off and picking up! We managed a trip to Ikea one weekend and I got a few things for the house that I needed. We wanted to eat there but the queues were so long that we said no. It is amazing how many people go to Ikea to have lunch. We also used to do that before. Just a trip to Ikea to eat meatballs, LOL. Who wouldn’t like that right? Their food is so good!
Nick and I went to a press screening of Military Wives at the Vue in Leicester Square. It was surprisingly very good. It will be released early March so I recommend you to watch 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 13.5k 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 24 linkups! A very low number comparing to previous linkups. I must admit that I wasn’t that surprised as I have been blocking a lot of URLs so people that linkup and run won’t be able to do that again in my linky. I have always said that this linky is about commenting so if you join us the least you can do is commenting the minimum required. I honestly prefer a small and loyal community that want to take part and engage withing the linky that having a linky with lots of linkups but no interaction at all. So I guess if the commenting increases, that is the only thing I am after.
On Thursday we had 11 posts that needed more comments. And by Friday night (deadline for commenting) we reduced this number to 4 which was good. Thank you for commenting more and for caring about this linky.
Regarding the people that have not commented on the post before theirs, we got 4 people on Thursday. And by Friday night, we managed to reduce this number to 2 people.
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 first guest co-host this week is JADE from The Autism Page. This is the third time that Jade is co-hosting with me and I am super excited to have her again. 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. 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, Tiimo The Amazing Assistive Technology That Is Always There When You Need It 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 BREAD from Queer Little Family. I am so excited to have BREAD. She has co-hosted this linky many times but she hasn’t done it for a while so it is nice to have her back. She has joined this linky for a long time which is lovely. She blogs about an LGBTQ family living on the edge of nowhere in Wales. She has a gorgeous little boy called Snappy with her wife Bethend. I am very happy to have her again! 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 (@queerxfamily) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, If At First, You Don’t Succeed, Scan, Scan, Scan Again linked up too. Please if you could go there and add a comment it would be AWESOME!
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 3
The first person who commented a lot was JO from A Rose Tinted World. She is back at the top of the commenting again! Hurrah! Thanks for keep spreading so much love within this linky. So grateful for all your support so far. She is lovely! She has done a great job commenting on many of your lovely posts. She has commented on 21 posts! One of her posts from the last link-up was How To Make Your Own Bath Bombs Please go to the post and give some more love if you can.
The second 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 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 11 posts! His post from last week was Truth Hurts, Why Keep Talking About It?. Please visit her post and give her more love if you can.
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 10 posts! Her post from last week was Number Hunting. Please visit her post and give her more love if you can.
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 6
Behind Jo, Fiona and Tracey were CLARE from Flip Flops or Wellies with 9 comments, ENDA from Endastories with 8 comments and CARLY from Mom of Two Little Girls with 7 comments. Thank you so much to all of you! 🙂
For this week’s linky I am linking up How To Make The Most Of Majorca and 9 Budgeting Tips To Make Your Life A Little Easier 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, JADE @theautismpage and BREAD @queerxfamily 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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