Welcome back to #KCACOLS. I hope you all had 2 fantastic weeks. We had 90 link ups! 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 in the #KCACOLS linky page! 🙂
I’m feeling quite ill today! Both my girls were unwell this past week and last night Sienna was sick. It was awful. I couldn’t sleep very well because of that and today I think I now getting it! I can’t even move! I guess this will be an interesting bank holiday weekend!
Despite that, I actually had 2 lovely weeks. I attended a few fab events but the one that I loved the most was actually one I was afraid of doing. It was an event organised by Red Letter Days to try indoor skydiving at iFly in Milton Keynes. OMG, it was AMAZING. I never thought I would do something like that but I am so happy I agreed to it because it was the best experience ever! I can highly recommend you to try it! Your adrenaline will be high up to the sky, LOL!
Each link up, I love sharing a couple of photos from my last 2 weeks on Instagram, so here are two of my favourites:
At the end of our holidays in Cornwall, on our way back we stopped by Longleat @longleatofficial which is an amazing Safari Park! OMG, there is so much going on there. My girls loved thr experience! It was cool to drive through the park and see sll the animsls so close to us! We had a great time there! Have you been at a Safari Park before? #safari #park
#KCACOLS ON INSTAGRAM
Thank you so much for using the #KCACOLS hashtag on Instagram for all your photos. There are now 6,216 photos! Yay! It is lovely to see all your photos there! 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! As I mentioned before, I am featuring 2 photos from the community that have caught my eye since the last link up.
This time I’m featuring photos by:
- SINEAD from Shinners and the Brood
2. SARAH from Arthurwears
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
We got 90 links, so I’m wondering when will people be back to their normal routine as it has been very quiet lately. We had a fair amount of posts that needed more comments as well as a fair amount of people not doing their comments!
By Thursday this week we had about 50 posts that needed more comments and by Saturday morning this number was reduced to 18. We had about 20 people that hadn’t commented on the post linked up before theirs on Thursday but this was reduced to 3 by Saturday morning. After reminding people today we have reduced this number more. I think there is a lot of pending comments to approve. I think we would have achieved more if it would not have been because of that. We have 5 posts with 2 comments (I think they all have more but I can’t confirm it because of pending comments). About 12 posts had 3 comments and the rest (73 posts) had 4 or more comments which is great.
DON’T FORGET ABOUT THE NEW CHANGES TO THE LINKY
The linky is a fortnightly linky. It will be open for 2 weeks until the second Wednesday at 8 pm or until we reach 150 link ups, whichever comes first.
The rules will be the same, the only difference is the amount of time that the linky will be open for. 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 Facebook Group, pin it on my Twitter account and on my Facebook page together with some generic tweets. And of course, I will 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 with 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).
MONTHLY GUEST CO-HOST
This week the “monthly” guest co-host is TRACEY from One Frazzled Mum. Here are her social media accounts (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: The Secrets of Saltlake linked up too. Please if you could go there and add a comment it would be AWESOME!!
GUEST CO-HOSTS FROM PREVIOUS LINK
I would like to say THANK YOU so much to BREAD from Queer Little Family and PEACHY from Diary of a Little Peach for helping me with the commenting this week! They have not co-hosted before and they did a great job. It was fun having them! They have been FANTASTIC! 🙂
GUEST CO-HOSTS FOR THIS WEEK
My first guest co-host this week is KATE from Along Came Poppy. I’m very excited to have KATE co-hosting with me this time. She has been linking up for a while and she is a great supporter of the linky. She is now helping me more with the facebook group which is lovely. She is really nice and her blog is lovely too. I’m looking forward to co-hosting with her. Please give her 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 (@KEEccles) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, Books to Beat the Bedtime Blues #BathBookBed 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 SARA from Mind Your Mamma. I’m very happy to have SARA as my co-host for the first time. She is Italian but has lived in the UK since 2003. It is nice to have people from other countries like me. She has been linking with us for a few months now so it is very nice to have her helping me this link up! 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 (@mindyourmamma) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, How to Learn To Run Through Your Life At An Acceptable Pace linked up too. Please if you could go there and add a comment it would be AWESOME!
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 3
The person(s) who commented the most this last link up was EPRIL & AMY from Eps and Amy. I’m very excited to have Eps & Amy at the top of the commenting. They have joined the linky not long ago and they have been linking up ever since which is super nice. They both run the blog sharing tips and lots of reviews. This is the first time that they have been featured and I’m so happy to see them at the top of this list. They were FANTASTIC commenting on 35 posts! Thank you so much, EPRIL & AMY! One of their posts from last week was, A Great Family Day Out At The Aldingbourne Country Centre Please go to her post and give her more love if you can.
The second person who commented a lot was JESSICA from That Mummy Blog. I absolutely love when we have new linkers as my top commenters! It is so nice to see new faces that understand this linky straight away. I’m so grateful for all her commenting! I hope we will see her here again soon! She was GREAT commenting on 26 posts! Thank you so much, JESSICA! Her post from last week was The Dreaded Chicken Pox (Where it all began… part 5/5). Please go to her post and give her more love if you can.
The third person who commented a lot was DANI from This Woman’s Word. I’m super happy to see DANI at the top 3 commenters this week too. She has joined the linky not long ago so it is really nice to see her commenting a lot. She has done fantastic commenting on 25 posts! Thank you so much, DANI! One of her posts from last week was An Introduction to Gymboree UK Play & Music And Becoming A Gymboree UK Play & Music Friend. Please go to her post and give her more love if you can.
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 6
Behind Eps & Amy, Jessica, and Dani were CASSIE from Gorgeous George Mama with 20 comments, BETH from Life as Mum with 19 comments and we have a tied with ALI from Ali’s Upside Down World and MARIA from Mummy to Logan with 18 comments. Thank you so much, lovely ladies!!! 🙂
For this week’s linky I am linking up Willows Farm Peter Rabbit Adventure Playground Anniversary Party and #BathBookBed With Jo Frost & Peppa Pig 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 within the linky. Three will be featured and another three will be mentioned on 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 monthly guest co-host post.
- 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 150 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, KATE @KEEccles and SARA @mindyourmamma and we will retweet it. Please remember to use the hashtag #KCACOLS.
I look forward to reading and commenting your posts!! 🙂
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