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, 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.
Finally, remember that FRIDAY NIGHT is the deadline for all comments.
We had a lovely half term in Cornwall. The girls had a blast despite the rain because the weather was awful. It rained a lot but it is always nice to walk by the beach and smell the fresh air. It was really a week to disconnect because the farm where we were staying didn’t have wifi so it was really a struggle to do any work. But we tried to embrace that and enjoy the time off. We visited the Minack Theatre to watch Horrible Histories and it was spectacular with such gorgeous views. I really recommend you to experience this if you are in Cornwall. It was such an experience.
This week has been very busy as I moved all my campaigns to this week so I have been trying to catch up all week. We got some Echinacea drops called Echinaforce from A.Vogel to promote which are perfect for this time of the year as they will help you to fight any colds and flu as well as keeping your immune system strong.
I also received a delicious bottle of Red Door Gin With Botanicals to promote and I must say, it is so lovely mixed with berries, sliced of oranges, a sprinkle of shimmery powder and lots of ices. It was so yummy! I am running a giveaway on my Instagram, so if you fancy winning a bottle of gin to keep you busy during the nights within the lockdown lol, then please enter. I would love to give this bottle to someone I know.
Also, as I mentioned last time if you fancy some gorgeous flowers from BLOOM, a flower delivery service that is 100% sustainable and plastic-free, I have a discount code. Use FRANCA15 to get 15% OFF your first order
Each linkup, I love sharing a photo from my last 2 weeks on Instagram, so here is my favourite:
#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!
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 🙂
NOW BACK TO THE LINKY
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We had 32 linkups! Lovely to see we have more linkups this time. We also had a few new linkers. On Thursday we had 26 posts that needed more comments. This is very high and I am feeling very concerned. By Friday night (deadline for commenting) we manage to reduce this number to 9 posts. I was happy to see we managed to reduce a fair amount.
Regarding the people that have not commented on the post before theirs, we got 13 people on Thursday. By Friday night, we reduced this number to 10. A little bit sad that we didn’t reduce this number more.
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. 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 JADE from The Autism Page. Jade helps me with the linky on a regular basis which is lovely. Jade is a married mum of two boys. 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, How I Support Children With Autism As A One To One In Pre School linked up too. If you could please go there and add a comment it would be AWESOME!
My second co-host this week is LAURA from Mummy Lauretta. Laura has co-hosted with me several times before but her last time was back on August 2019. It is lovely to have her back. She has a parenting blog. She has 2 identical twins with her Italian partner, Matteo. She started her blog to share her experiences as a mother of twins. I am really looking forward to co-hosting the linky with her again too. 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 (@MummyLauretta) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, Using Aromatherapy to get a Better Nights Sleep with Aubrey Bay 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 DANA from A Mamanista Life. This is FANTASTIC! I am so happy to have Dana at the top of the 3 commenters for the third time. She has joined the link not long ago and she has been supported which is lovely. She has done an amazing job. Thank you so much, Dana, for all your lovely comments. She has commented on 25 posts! Her post from last week was Pumpkin FunFest at Mead Open Farm Please visit her post and give her more love if you can
The second 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 Inside. Please go to her post and give her more love if you can.
The third person who commented a lot was JEREMY from Thirsty Daddy. This is amazing news! I am so happy to have Jeremy back at the top 3 commenters again. He has been mentioned before and he has been featured a couple of times so it is fantastic. He has joined the linky for more than 3 years now. It is really nice to have a daddy blogger joining us for so long. Thank yous so much Jeremy for your support. He has commented on 10 posts! His post from last week was A School Ultimatum Please visit his post and give him more love if you can.
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 6
Note: Just a quick note to mention that Jade from The Autism Page was second of the featured posts with 7 comments but because she is a co-host this week I am featuring Natalie who was next in the list.
Behind Dana, Jeremy and Lydia and Laura were HELEN from Hellosewing with 8 comments, ROSIE from A Rosie World with 6 comments and NATALIE from Confessions of a Crummy Mummy with 5 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, JADE @theautismpage and LAURA @MummyLauretta 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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