Welcome back to #KCACOLS. THANK YOU ALL so much for being part of the linky! I really appreciate your support.
You are probably wondering what is going on. This is not a linkup post but rather a post with an update regarding this linky. I have noticed lately that the linky is not performing as it used to. I am not sure if it is related to the pandemic and people’s lives have dramatically changed in the last couple of years or if it is because there are more people shifting towards a social media approach rather than focusing on their blogs. Either way, the linky has been affected and it is not the same anymore.
I have been telling myself that perhaps things will go back to normal and that I have to be patient. But the reality is that it is not getting better and it is time to do something about it. This linky started as a way to help each other to make our blogs more noticeable but slowly it became a lovely community. I have been hosting this linky since November 2015, so more than 6 years and it has been a pleasure for me. I have hosted it during all kinds of circumstances while travelling, while being unwell or my kids being unwell, while having visitors, etc. I have always made time for it because I feel it is another extension of me, another child that I have to take care of too. I can honestly say that I love this linky and it has brought me not just so many memories but the opportunity to meet so many like minded people like you. I have met a lot of you in person which has been so lovely and a lot of you I can now call friends. I know a lot of you have moved forward from linkies now but we know KCACOLS was a place that help you to start off from this blogging world and it was a lovely way to get to know so many amazing blogs.
I have always been excited to see people still joining us since we started or being on and off from this linky. I always feel so emotional when I see someone joining us again after a long break from linking up with us. That has been always a highlight for me.
Unfortunately, I cannot keep lying to myself and thinking that everything is okay because it is not. I don’t see the demand there anymore. I hardly find people to be available to help me co-host the linky. This has never been like that and of course, this tells me something is wrong. Maybe it is time to let it go? But before I make this decision, I thought to give myself a little more time to think. That is why I have decided to NOT HAVE A LINKUP TONIGHT, this way I have more time to think carefully about what should be the next step.
I would really like to hear your thoughts about this, so please leave your comments with any ideas that you might have if you think we could still carry on. Because this linky is a community, I really hope you can share your thoughts and ideas with me. Perhaps together we can keep this linky alive? Depending on this and if we get more people willing to get involved helping out as co-hosts, this linky might be able to carry on. If not, sadly I will have to come to the decision of saying goodbye to this linky which is incredibly upsetting for me. I still cannot see myself letting it go but perhaps the time has sadly arrived.
Either way, we will have a linkup on Saturday 5th February which could be our last linkup or if a miracle happens, it will be the start of a new fresh KCACOLS. I will update you all on that linky post. What I do know for sure, is that we will have only 1 co-host and I will be adding only one of my blog posts so there will be only 2 mandatory posts to comment on instead of 4.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy your weekend and I hope to see you on Saturday 5th February with an update about KCACOLS future.
Thanks for stopping by,
Love you all ❤️
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