Welcome back to #KCACOLS. We had 20 linkups 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, PLEASE remember to comment on the co-hosts and host posts. We are allowed to change our posts on the following Saturday after the linky is live. So, please be aware of these changes during the second week. There are a lot of people that are skipping the first 4 posts which is very disappointing. These posts are part of the required comments, so please don’t skip them.
Remember that FRIDAY NIGHT is the deadline for all comments.
GREETINGS FROM GREECE! We have been here for 2 weeks now. We are coming back to the UK tomorrow. It is so sad leaving because we love it here although the heat has been very high. We had 41 degrees this week but it is fine if you are inside with air conditioning or in the pool or beach.
We visited 2 different islands this time. We went to Chrissi Island which is very small but beautiful and also Santorini which you probably know how gorgeous it is. I have been wanting to visit for so long so I am so pleased we finally made it. The girls are enjoying every minute here. They have been loving the food too which is always a bonus.
Next week is Sienna’s birthday, so we will be busy getting ready for it. She will be turning 7! I can’t believe she is getting so big now! She is now counting down the days! Bless her!
Each linkup, I love sharing a photo from my last 2 weeks on Instagram, so here is my favourite:
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NOW BACK TO THE LINKY
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We had 20 linkups! On Thursday we had 4 posts that needed more comments. By Friday night (deadline for commenting) we managed to reduce this number to 1 post which is very good.
Regarding the people that have not commented on the post before theirs, we got 1 person that missed the hashtag and 1 person that didn’t comment on Thursday. Unfortunaely, this didn’t change by Friday.
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 from 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. 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 LINKUP
My first guest co-host this week is HELEN from Twins Tantrums and cold coffee. I am so excited to have Helen as my co-host this week. Helen is a stay at home mum of 3 kids under 3 (2 of them are twins). She is based in Devon. She has a parenting blog and writes about her life with her boys and how ridiculous it can be some days dealing with such young children. She has a background in journalism. She spent nearly 15 years as a reporter and deputy news editor at the Plymouth Herald newspaper and still write for them as a columnist. She also has been travel writing for over 10 years. She is sarcastic, real and especially honest. 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 (@twinstantrums) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, Separating Twins At Primary School 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 KENDRA from Growing Exceptional. I am very excited to have Kendra as my co-host this week for the second time. Kendra has just joined this linky so she is new but since then she has been very supportive. Kendra has a parenting blog and through her blog, she has found a way to continue her connection with families around the world as her children and experiences grow. Her book, “Growing Exceptional Seedlings: Companionship for Parents of Neurodivergent Children” is in publishing now. Through the book and her blog, she hopes her experiences can help parents to reach their children in a different and more meaningful way. 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 (@GrowingExcepti1) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream 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 SAM from This is Where it is At This is amazing news! I am so excited to have Sam within the top 3 commenters for another week in a row. It is really nice to be able to feature her again. Thank you, Sam, for all your comments. She has commented on 17 posts! One of her posts from last week was 9 things that annoy me about being a school parent!. Please visit her post and give her more love if you can.
The second person who commented a lot was KATRINA from Chatter Fox. It is lovely to see Katrina back within the 3 commenters again. She has become a great supporter of this linky too which I love so much. Thank you, Katrina, for all your lovely comments within the linky. She has commented on 16 posts! Her post from last week was VAX ONEPWR Glide Hard Floor Cleaner. Please visit her post and give her more love if you can.
The third person who commented a lot was LYDIA from Pandora and Max. I have featured and mentioned Lydia several times. It is fantastic that she is also back within the 3 commenters! She is a great supporter of this linky and has always been very lovely with her commenting. She has commented on 11 posts! Thank you so much, LYDIA! One of her post from last week was The grass is always greener. Please go to her post and give her more love if you can.
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 6
Behind Sam, Katrina and Lydia were JADE from The Autism Page with 7 comments, SHELLEY from Wander and Luxe with 6 comments and MARTINA from The Little Bookstall with 5 comments. Thank you so much to all of you! 🙂
For this week’s linkup, I am linking up What To Consider When Buying A House To Rent Out and Understanding the Differences Between Whole Life Insurance and Term Life Insurance Policies 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. Any subject is welcomed but please keep it family-friendly. No graphic violence, explicit sexual content, etc. 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, HELEN @twinstantrums and KENDRA @GrowingExcepti1 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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