Hello and welcome back to #KCACOLS. I hope you are all well! We had 43 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! 🙂
Well done England! We are so excited! I can’t believe the next game will be the semi-finals! Hurrah! It is so nice to see people so happy! You can feel the atmosphere!
Who is enjoying this weather? It is so unusual to have so many lovely sunny days for so many weeks here in the UK. I feel like I am back in Peru during their summer, LOL! The only downside for me is that I would rather be at the beach enjoying the Sun than stuck in the city with this heat! But we can’t ask for everything, right? We are off to France next weekend for a week on a press trip to Siblu in Britanny, so that will be exactly what we need! We are super excited about it and counting down the days! 🙂
Each link up, I love sharing a couple of photos from my last 2 weeks on Instagram, so here are two of my favourites:
*LOVING THIS SUNNY WEATHER* I am so happy to be able to enjoy the warm sunny weather we’ve been having for over a week now! This doesn’t happen very often so we are trying to make the most of it! It is actually nice to be able to plan your weekend with more time than the usual rather than the last minute check on the day! I really hope it lasts! However, I have heard a storm is coming to the UK! Not sure if it will hit London so things could change very soon. So let’s embrace the sun and enjoy a family day out! Today we went to Wimbledon to review Cau, an Argentinian Restaurant (a blog post is coming soon so watch this space) and we loved it! It was so nice to see the area nicely decorated ready for the tennis too! It was perfect to have lunch there and then a nice family walk! We had a lovely time! 🙂 Are you also enjoying this weather? #wimbledon #photowithmygirls #sunnyday
*A LOVELY WEEKEND AT ROOKLEY COUNTRY PARK ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT* A few weekends ago we travelled to the Isle of Wight. We were invited to stay for a couple of nights at Rookley Country Park, part of @hoseasons. We have not been to the Isle of Wight before as a family so it was an exciting experience. We also travellled on a Ferry all together as a family for the first time. The girls loved it! We stayed at their brand new Lakehouses which look modern and are very well made. The view of the lake is mesmerising. We also explored the island a but there is so much to see that our stay felt very short. We would love to go back and visit more places. You can read all about our experience here https://www.amomentwithfranca.com/our-weekend-at-rookley-country-park-on-the-isle-of-wight Have you visited the Isle of Wight before? #rookleycountrypark #isleofwight
#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 10.4k 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 KELLY from And Jacob Makes Three. 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 🙂
NOTE: you can promote your posts and social channels there too because we host different threads to support each other so that is another reason to join us!
NOW BACK TO THE LINKY
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We had 43 link ups and about 15 posts needed more comments when the linky closed. By Saturday we reduced this number to 6! From these 6 posts, 2 have 3 comments, 2 have 2 comments and 2 have 0 comments (although I think the latter has at least 2 comments on each post but it looks like it is a pending comments issue). So we got 37 posts with 4 or more comments.
Regarding the people that have not commented on the post before theirs, we got 10 people on Thursday. By Saturday morning, we reduced this number to 7! I have approached them so hopefully, this number will be reduced.
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 first guest co-host this week is TRACY from View From The Beach Chair. This is the first time that Tracy is co-hosting with me. It is so lovely to have her! She joined the linky not long ago and she has been really supportive which is really nice. She has a parenting blog and writes about her experiences. She is a wife, a foster parent, a mom, a sister, a teacher, a lifeguard, As with most women, she wears many hats. 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 (@Tracymaebob) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, Tunorky… 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 TRACEY from Oh Pretty City. It is great to have Tracey co-hosting the linky again. She has helped me a couple of times already and we had so much fun. As I mentioned in that link up, she has a travel, photography and lifestyle blog. She is a mum of 4, Early Years Educator and University student. She is really nice! 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 (@ohprettycity) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, A Spa Day At The Montcalm Hotel – Marble March 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 CAROL from Virtually All Sorts. WOW! I am so impressed and I am lost for words! She has been featured and the top of the commenting for 9 weeks! It is amazing! She has been WONDERFUL commenting on so many posts. She has commented on 32 posts! FANTASTIC! Thank you so much, CAROL! Her post from last week was 5 Ways To Get back into Reading. Please visit her post and give her more love if you can.
The second person who commented a lot was SARAH from Mummykind. This is super exciting! She is back again at the top 3 commenters and I am so happy for that! Hurrah! As I said before, she is a relatively new linker and she has been amazing so far! She has commented on 31 posts! Thank you so much, SARAH! Her post from last week was Harriet’s Labour Story – There’s a Time & a Place to Die… This wasn’t it. Please go to her post and give her more love if you can.
The third person who commented a lot was SHAN from Shan Ellis Williams, Mam Rants and Reviews. This is the first time that Shan is at at the top 3 commenters! She has literally just joined the linky and she is now at the top! I love it! It really makes me super happy to see new linkers understanding how this linky works! She has been fantastic commenting on lots of your lovely posts. She has commented on 29 posts! BRILLIANT! Her post from last week was Post Natal Depression – no one told me. Please visit her post and give her more love if you can!
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 6
Behind Carol, Sarah and Shan were FIONA from Coombemill with 21 comments, TRACEY from One Frazzled Mum with 12 comments and BECKY from Educating Roversi with 10 comments. Thank you so much to all of you! 🙂
For this week’s linky I am linking up Warwick Castle Glamping In The New Kings Luxury Tents and Weaning Advice for Parents During a Heatwave so I hope you like them! 😉
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, TRACY @Tracymaebob and TRACEY @ohprettycity 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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