Welcome back to my linky #KCACOLS. I hope you all had a fantastic week! We did FANTASTIC with 129 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 would like say SORRY for not being able to do the counting for and not actually sending the usual “Thank You Email” in mid-week and for not being able to do my commenting! It has been a difficult week for us because Bella has been in the hospital since Tuesday night following an asthma attack. She was finally discharged yesterday afternoon.
For this reason, I was unable to deal with the linky. My head was not in the right place and I couldn’t do any commenting. But you guys that are part of the KCACOLS CROWD facebook group are just AMAZING! Thank you so much for helping me with the linky this week. It was very nice to see how you came back to the linky and did much more commenting! I’m very touched by that!
Bella is much better now although she is still not 100%. She needs to follow a strict routine of treatment for a few days until she is feeling back to normal again. The great news is that we are all together back home and that is the best feeling ever!
I also would like to say that I’m very excited to see that some of you are already using the KCACOLS hashtag for your photos on Instagram. It makes me feel so happy to see that. That actually brightened up my days last week. I enjoyed going through your photos. It is nice to have a glance of your lives every day. I would love if more of you could also use the hashtag for your photos and of course it would be even better if we all also spread some love there. I guess the more you like and comment each other’s photos the more you will receive a like and a comment! 😉
Of course when the new Instagram Community starts, #UnPocoDeTodo things will be even better as we will follow the same structure as this linky so I have high hopes that we will all get a boost on Instagram. This will start in September so we will have another month to get this ready for you.
NOW BACK TO THE LINKY:
Despite having a difficult week and not being able to do my commenting and also not being able to let you know which posts needed more comments, the commenting was REALLY GOOD. Of course we didn’t manage to get all posts to have at least 4 comments. Up until today we have only 10 posts that needed a boost so I’m very pleased with this and that makes me feel very happy because now I know that the linky can work on its own if for any reason I’m not able to comment again which is fantastic! As I said before, I’m very touched to see so many that really care about this linky. It is just very nice to see what a beautiful community we have created! We have about 41 people commenting on more than 10 posts. This is FANTASTIC! Thank you so much.
We had 14 people that didn’t comment on the post linked up before their post. This number is getting higher again and I don’t like it! 🙁 I might need to do a list of people that don’t comment so then maybe this number goes down to 0! I will think about this more. If you have any problems commenting on the post before yours please just send me a message and I will do my best to help. AGAIN, please do not link up and run. Also please do not forget to approve your comments.
THANK YOU again to all of you that have already joined the #KCACOLS CROWD Facebook Group. We have 99 members (so close to 100!) so far and it has been fantastic chatting with all of you. You can join us here.
NOTE: If you receive a lot of comments, try to reciprocate to the ones that have taken the time to comment on your post. It is all about being generous between each other and spreading lots of love.
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR NEW LINKERS: PLEASE start with commenting on the post linked up before yours first and then go around commenting 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 you know I have read and liked all your comments! I can’t comment on all of your posts because of the lack of time. However you will always receive a comment from someone on behalf of the linky (either the co-hosts or me).
I would like to say THANK YOU so much to SARAH from Tammymum and DANIELLE from Someone’s Mum for helping me with the commenting this week! I don’t have words to say to these two ladies how grateful I am after the support I had from them this week. They were straight away ready to help me commenting my section and also sharing the posts! I know they have done the best they could to do as much as possible. They have been AMAZING! I loved having them again! 🙂
My first guest co-host this week is SARAH from Arthurwears. This is the first time that I’m co-hosting with Sarah. She has a lovely blog and features a lovely series too. Having been mentioned and featured before I’m sure you are now familiar with her blog. She is one of our regular linkers and she is also very nice because she always comments a lot. I’m very excited to have her co-hosting the linky this week! 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 (@arthurwears) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, EYFS Toddler Activities roundup 1- Learning through play 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 BRIDGET from Bridie by the Sea. This is also the first time that I’m co-hosting with Bridget and I’m very happy to have her this week. I met Bridget at Britmums back in June and she was just so nice and lovely. The same as how she comes across in the her blog. She lives in Brighton and she tells us about her adventures over there. 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 (@bridiebythesea) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, STEPPING INTO THE UNKNOWN & LOSING MYSELF linked up too. If you could please go there and add a comment it would be AWESOME!!
The person who commented the most last week was JACQUI from One Messy Mama. This is the first time that I’m featuring Jacqui. She joined this linky only a couple of weeks ago and she has been amazing with the commenting this week. It is just so lovely to see new linkers understanding this linky so quickly. She did amazingly well! She has been very generous this week, commenting on 55 posts which is BRILLIANT! Thank you so much JACQUI! One of her posts from last week was, I’m All Grown Now. Please go to her post and give her more love if you can!
The second person who commented a lot this week was GERALDINE from Over Heaven’s Hill. This is the third time that I’m featuring Geraldine! She has also been mentioned several times before. I’m so grateful that she has spread so much love. She is always taking the time to go around and comment on as many blogs as she can. She has been very generous this week, commenting on 53 posts which is FANTASTIC! Thank you so much GERALDINE! Her post from last week was, In Conversation With: Simply Felt Ireland. Please go to her post and give her more love if you can!
The third person who commented a lot this week was KIMBERLY from Odd Hogg. This is the first time that I’m featuring Kimberly and I’m so happy that she is one of my top commenters! She has also just recently joined the linky and the facebook group so it is really nice to see her here. She has been very generous this week, commenting on 52 posts which is FANTASTIC! Thank you so much KIMBERLY! One of her posts from last week was, Maryculter House Hotel. Please go to her post and give her more love if you can!
Behind Jacqui, Geraldine and Kimberly was EMMA from Upside Mum with 51 comments, PEN from The Single Swan with 35 comments and KATE from Along Came Poppy with 34 comments. Thank you so much lovely ladies!!! 🙂
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:
Each week 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 Saturday linky post. This means that 6 people will get a backlink on my new linky post each 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 per week.
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 on as I will be linking up 2 posts every week if possible). Then comment the guest co-hosts. Then comment on 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 Saturday from 10 pm and will remain open until Wednesday at 11.59 pm.
6. If you would like us to tweet your post that is absolutely fine, just tweet your link to me @WithFranca, Sarah @arthurwears and Bridget @bridiebythesea 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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