Welcome back to #KCACOLS. We had 32 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.
Also, remember that Friday Night is the deadline for all comments.
This last couple of weeks have been busy. The first week we had the half term so we went out and about and tried to enjoy the amazing weather we had. This last week the weather has been so bad. Raining a lot, cold and dark. We were back to homeschooling so we focused on doing that. We had the last celebrations of the month: my blog anniversary that turned 5 and my 12th wedding anniversary. I got so excited when Nick gave me a 6 months flower subscription with Bloom &. Wild for my birthday present. I have written about all the celebrations we had in May which I have linked up too.
I also worked on a few campaigns like the launch of the new kids shown on Tiny Pop, Gigantosaurus. We were also testing more the girls’ new Keen trainers and got out a new adventurer kit and explored around. I also received the latest Triyit box with lots of new goodies. I have been sharing on my social media my thoughts of some of the products so far. Will keep sharing the remainder ones. So far I am loving all the products. We also received the most gorgeous pop-up personalised book for Sienna from Fabulastic.
Each linkup, I love sharing a photo from my last 2 weeks on Instagram, so here is my favourite:
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✨𝕃𝕀𝕋𝕋𝕃𝔼 𝕊𝕀𝔼ℕℕ𝔸 𝕀𝕊 𝔾𝕆𝕀ℕ𝔾 𝔹𝔸ℂ𝕂 𝕋𝕆 𝕊ℂℍ𝕆𝕆𝕃 ℕ𝔼𝕏𝕋 𝕎𝔼𝔼𝕂✨ As I mentioned in a previous post, I have been indecisive about sending my youngest daughter back to school. I wasn’t sure what to do so I thought best to wait and see how things go this week. After good feedback from other parents, teachers and the school we thought it is perhaps now time for Sienna to go back to school. She is missing her friends a lot and she sees her friends that are already at school on Zoom so she has been wondering why some of her friends are already at school and she isn’t. I am happy that she is excited to go back to school and looking forward to Monday. For me this means that I will be able to focus more on my older daughter Bella as she needs a lot of my attention. I know this is a personal decision, so I really hope this works for all of us. 𝘿𝙞𝙙 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙨𝙚𝙣𝙙 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙡𝙞𝙩𝙩𝙡𝙚 𝙤𝙣𝙚𝙨 𝙗𝙖𝙘𝙠 𝙩𝙤 𝙨𝙘𝙝𝙤𝙤𝙡? 𝙃𝙤𝙬 𝙞𝙨 𝙞𝙩 𝙜𝙤𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙨𝙤 𝙛𝙖𝙧? #goingbacktoschool
#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 13.9k 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.
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NOW BACK TO THE LINKY
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We had 32 linkups! It is lovely to see more linkers this time. On Thursday we had 19 posts that needed more comments. By Friday night (deadline for commenting) we manage to reduce this number to 9 posts. I am happy that we managed to reduce a fair amount.
Regarding the people that have not commented on the post before theirs, we got 9 people on Thursday. By Friday night, we reduced this number to 4 people. I’m happy that we reduced this number too which is great.
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 JENNY from Accidental Hipster Mum. I’m very excited to have Jenny as my co-host for this linkup for the second time. She helped me before back in 2017. It is lovely to have her back. She has a parenting blog where she blogs about her life, how she keeps accidentally behaving like a hipster and all the things that interest her. She posts regular book recommendations, beauty products and loves talking about the crafty things she does. 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 (@hipsterbloggo) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, Arrival Survival: Positives of Having a Newborn During Lockdown linked up too. Please if you could go there and add a comment it would be AWESOME!
My first guest co-host this week is JADE from The Autism Page. This is the 5th time that Jade is co-hosting with me and I love having her back 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. She also has another blog The Breakfast Page where she writes about breakfasts at home, review breakfasts when she is out as well as cookbook reviews. 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, Why Visuals Are Louder Than Words In The Kitchen linked up too. If you could please go there and add a comment it would be AWESOME!
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 3
The first person who commented a lot was KATARZYNA from Oh Mummy Mia. This is great news! I am very happy to have Katarzyna at the top 3 commenters for the first time. She actually joined the linky for the first time in 2017 and she used to linkup regularly with us. She then stopped for a while, so. it is lovely to see her not only back to the linky but commenting so much. She has done a fantastic job. Thank you so much, Katarzyna for all your comments. She has commented on 22 posts! Her post from last week was DIY: How to make your own chalk.
The second person who commented a lot was JO from A Rose Tinted World. I’m so excited to have Jo back within the 3 commenters again! Hurrrah! Thank you for always being so lovely and caring for this linky. Thank you for commenting so much! She has done a great job commenting on many of your lovely posts. She has commented on 14 posts! Her post from the last link-up was How To Upcycle A Shirt Into A Child’s Dress. Please go to the post and give some more love if you can.
The third person who commented a lot was LYDIA from Pandora and Max. This is the 6th time that I am featuring Lydia so happy that she is also back within the 3 commenters! Hurrah! She is a great supporter of this linky and has always been very lovely with her commenting. She has commented on 12 posts! Thank you so much, LYDIA! One of her post from last week was What would you write in a letter to your pre-COVID self?. Please go to her post and give her more love if you can.
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 6
Behind Katarzyna, Jo and Lydia were SARAH-MARIE from Tired But Crafty Mummy with 10 comments, TRACEY from One Frazzled Mum with 9 comments and HANNAH from Hannah and the twiglets with 7 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, JENNY @hipsterbloggo and JADE @theautismpage 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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