Welcome back to #KCACOLS. We had 38 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! 🙂
I would like to say that the linky is getting a very high number of posts that will need more comments. I sent an email on Thursday and today we had the exact same amount. The number didn’t improve. I know we are in the middle of the hectic festive season but this linky is all about commenting hence the reward of being featured. I cannot chase people individually because it literally takes a long time. 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. I hope this is just a temporary issue and things go back to normal in the New Year.
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We will have a 2-week break over Christmas and the New Year so this will be the last linkup of 2019! We will be back on Saturday 4th January 2020. I, therefore, hope to see you all back on 4th January with all the new energy for the start of the new year!! I would like to wish you, the lovely #KCACOLS community, a Merry Christmas and a Happy 2020!
Each linkup, I love sharing a couple of photos from my last 2 weeks on Instagram, so here are two of my favourites:
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𝘼𝙙-𝙂𝙞𝙛𝙩𝙚𝙙 | ✨ℍ𝕐𝔻𝔼 ℙ𝔸ℝ𝕂 𝕎𝕀ℕ𝕋𝔼ℝ 𝕎𝕆ℕ𝔻𝔼ℝ𝕃𝔸ℕ𝔻✨ Last Sunday we spent the day at @hydeparkwinterwonderland Bella brought a friend too, so it was a super fun family day out. We have been here before but it's been a few years so it was nice to come back now the girls are older, especially Sienna who is so adventurous. She wanted to go on all the rides, lol! We went to the Magical Ice Kingdom first. This place is awesome. I really recommend it but please wrap up very well because it is -10 degrees inside. They had an ice slide that the girls loved. Even Nick had a go too. It was so much fun. We then did a couple of rides before we went to @zipposcircus The show was amazing. It lasts approximately 50 minutes and the session times are at 13:00, 14:30 and 16:00. Entry to Hyde Park Winter Wonderland is FREE and they are open until 5th January 2020. Tickets to Zippos Christmas Circus are priced from £7.50 for a child (2-12 years), £10.50 adult, and £30 for a Family Ticket (2 adults/teens and 2 children or 1 adult, 3 children. Under 2’s go free when not occupying a seat. This was a fantastic day. If you are travelling to London, I highly recommend you pay a visit. There is so much to do and the food was lovely too. Check out my “HPWW” highlight to see how it went. 𝙃𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙗𝙚𝙚𝙣 𝙩𝙤 𝙃𝙮𝙙𝙚 𝙋𝙖𝙧𝙠 𝙒𝙞𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝙒𝙤𝙣𝙙𝙚𝙧𝙡𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙗𝙚𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙚? #zipposcircus #hydeparkwinterwonderland #hydepark
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𝘼𝑫 | ✨ℂ𝕌𝕋𝕋𝕐 𝕊𝔸ℝ𝕂 𝟙𝟝𝟘𝕥𝕙 𝔸ℕℕ𝕀𝕍𝔼ℝ𝕊𝔸ℝ𝕐 𝕎𝔼𝔼𝕂𝔼ℕ𝔻✨ Yesterday we headed to Greenwich to celebrate the Cutty Sark’s 150th anniversary! It was a weekend of celebrations so we were excited to revisit and join the festivities. 🎉 Last year when we visited Cutty Sark it was a very rainy day so we couldn’t enjoy the top deck as much as we would have liked but yesterday despite being cold it wasn’t raining so we were able to explore the top deck properly. 🚢 The girls loved going around the rooms. Sienna was so keen to ring the bell and Bella wanted photos with the wheel. It was a lot of fun. As part of the celebrations, they had face painting, storytelling and craft activities. 🙌🏻 Cutty Sark is stunning! It has such a historic background which makes it a perfect place to visit with kids as they will not just have fun but will learn a lot. It’s a fantastic educational family day out in London. It is open 7 days a week so next time you are visiting London, stop by Greenwich to have a look! 😉 I will be writing a blog post about our visit to Cutty Sark very soon too! 😃 Thank you @royalmuseumsgreenwich for having us! ❤ 𝙃𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙫𝙞𝙨𝙞𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝘾𝙪𝙩𝙩𝙮 𝙎𝙖𝙧𝙠 𝙗𝙚𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙚? #CuttySarkExplorers #CuttySark #familydaysout #CuttySark150
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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 13.2k 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 38 linkups! On Thursday we had 22 posts that needed more comments which is very high. Today we didn’t reduce this number which is very disappointing. See what I mentioned above.
Regarding the people that have not commented on the post before theirs, we got 9 people on Thursday. Today, we managed to reduce this number to 4 people which was a better result.
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
GUEST CO-HOSTS FOR THIS LINK UP
My second guest co-host this week is EMMA from Me and B Make Tea. Emma has co-hosted many times and she has been featured and mentioned lots of times too. She is now a mummy of 2 boys. She blogs about fun food ideas, days out, random thoughts and the bits in between! She is happily married and she is lucky to live nearby the beach. 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 (@meandbmaketea) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, 15 Easy Excuses For Why Your Elf Didn’t Move! linked up too. Please if you could go there and add a comment it would be AWESOME!
My second co-host this week is RUTH from Mummy and the Mexicans. This is the 4th time that Ruth is co-hosting with me. She lives in Mexico with her family. She has a bilingual parenting and lifestyle blog. She writes about her experiences of living and parenting in Mexico, being alone British expat in a Mexican family and trying to bring her daughter and new son up to be bilingual. She also loves sharing posts about Mexican food. She also has a series “Stories from Life Abroad” which is very interesting. 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 (@ruthhilbrown) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, Baby milestones at 11 months old 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 JO from A Rose Tinted World. And she is back at the top after a short brake because she was a co-host! Thanks for keep spreading so much love within this linky. So grateful for all her support so far. She is lovely! She has done a great job commenting on many of your lovely posts. She has commented on 15 posts! One of her posts from the last link-up was How Do I Get My Child To Brush Their Teeth? Please go to the post and give some more love if you can.
The second person who commented a lot was LYDIA from Pandora and Max. This is the second time in a roll that I am featuring Lydia. It is lovely to have her back here again in the top 3 commenters. She has always been very lovely with her commenting. She has commented on 13 posts! Thank you so much, LYDIA! Her post from last week was Life lessons from strange observations…. Please go to her post and give her more love if you can.
The third person who commented a lot was SARAH from Mummykind. I am super excited to have Sarah back within the top 3 commenters! She has been mentioned and featured before, so it was a really nice surprise to be able to feature her and Mummykind again. She has always been very kind with her commenting. She has commented on 12 posts! Thank you so much, SARAH! Her post from last week was Mummykind’s November Top 5. Please go to her post and give her more love if you can.
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 6
For this week’s linky I am linking up Cutty Sark 150th Anniversary Weekend 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. 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, EMMA @meandbmaketea and RUTH @ruthhilbrown 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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