Welcome back to #KCACOLS. I hope you are all well! We had 40 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! 🙂
The previous version of the Inlinkz system I was using has now expired so I am using the new version now. I am learning to use it still, so if you have any issues please let me know.
We have been enjoying lots of lovely sunny days for the last couple of weeks and they have been amazing! It is shame that this has stopped a little bit for now! Hopefully it is not for long. I am desperate for the Spring to arrive, and you?
My niece left last week and it has been very sad. We really had a fabulous time when she was here. Hopefully, she visits us again soon. Our half term was fun. We visited a lot of cool places and we took lots of photos. I will prepare a blog post with a list of the cool places we have visited. Now that the girls are back to school I am finally back to my normal routine and trying to catch up again.
Each link up, I love sharing a couple of photos from my last 2 weeks on Instagram, so here are two of my favourites:
#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 12k 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 BETH from Life as Mum. See her photo below:
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 40 link ups. Fewer linkups that I thought but I hope it was because of the half term. We had 9 posts that needed more comments on Thursday. But by Saturday morning we reduce this to 2 posts. That was a great turn around! So 38 posts from the 40 posts that were linkup had 4 or more comments! Thank you so much for all your comments!
Regarding the people that have not commented on the post before theirs, we got 8 people on Thursday. By Saturday morning we reduced this number to 6. Not the best to be honest.
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 LANA from Finding Inspiration In The Chaos and ROBYN from Peachy and Clementine 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 first co-host this week is JO from A Rose Tinted World. This is the first time Jo is co-hosting with us. She has joined the linky a few months ago and she has been great always commenting lovely comments within the linky which is lovely. I am very excited to have her helping me this time. Jo has a parenting blog. She is 47 years old Mum and has 3-year-old little girls. She was a dentist for 22 years. She does a lot of sewing and she is a singer. She has sung all over the world, at the Albert Hall, on cruise ships, at Disney and at the Palladium as a backing singer for Jane McDonald. How cool is that! She shares her adventures in parenting, crafts and life in general. Please give some love to her social media accounts which are (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook & Pinterest). She will also be retweeting your tweets this week so please add her twitter handle (@ARoseTintdWorld) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, Reusable Kitchen Roll – Eco-friendly Alternative 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 JEN from The Frozen Mind. This is also the first time that Jen is co-hosting with me and I am super excited to have her. She joined us for the first time last year and she has been very supportive of this linky which I am so grateful. She is originally from North Carolina but she now lives in South Carolina. She is married to her best friend and they have 2 grown daughters. She loves going to church, quilting, spending time with family, and singing. She is also a contributor at Migraine Mantras. She has a parenting blog where she shares her story about being diagnosed with Hemiplegic Migraine. She promotes self-advocacy, education and support for fellow migraineurs and people with other chronic illnesses. Please give some love to her social media accounts which are (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook & Pinterest). She will also be retweeting your tweets this week so please add her twitter handle (@thefrznmind) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, Finding the Other Side of Depression 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 JENNA from Northern Bird. She is back in the top 3 commenters again. Hurrah! She is so lovely and supportive of this linky which I really appreciate. She has commented a lot on your lovely posts this last couple of weeks. She has commented on 33 posts! Thank you so much, JENNA! Her post from last week was Pause Form Mind Box Review – Pom Power. Please visit her post and give her more love if you can.
The second person who commented a lot was SHEILA from Empty Next Lifestyle. This is fantastic news! I am so excited to see a new linker within the 3 top commenters! Sheila has linked up with us for the second time and she has done a great job already! She is second of the list! I love seeing new faces here! She has done a great job commenting on many of your lovely posts. She has commented on 31 posts! One of her posts from the last link up was My Life from the Potter’s Point of View Please go to the post and give some more love if you can.
The third person who commented a lot was BREAD from Queer Little Family. She is back in the top 3 commenters again! She is FANTASTIC! She does so many lovely comments every linkup which is really nice. It is wonderful to have her as part of our little community! She has commented on 24 posts! YEEE! One of her posts from last week was Dear Nursery Staff…Anything Else We Need To Know. Please visit her post and give her more love if you can.
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 6
Behind Jenna, Sheila and Bread were MADELINE from Empty Next Lifestyle with 15 comments, LISA from Lisa Pomerantzster Blog with 14 comments and FIONA from Coombemill with 13 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, JO @ARoseTintdWorld and JEN @TheFrznMind 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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