#BehindTheLinky 2 – A Moment With Franca #KCACOLS

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Hello and welcome to the very first #BehindTheLinky guest post!

This is my new guest post series talking to our favourite linky hosts…. I thought it would be interesting want to get Behind The Linky finding out more about the linkys and the?host’s blog.

I’m so excited to introduce my second?guest poster…. The fabulously calm Franca from?A Moment With Franca! I love Franca’s blog and her linky it’s such a lovely community and so much blog love! Anyway, over to Franca?to tell you a bit more about #KCACOLS?and also about her blog, so please check both out and follow her on her social media accounts too…

So, it’s now over to Franca:

Icon_A Moment With Franca Behind The Linky #KCACOLS


Links/addresses:?

Your blog name: A Moment With Franca
Your blog address:?http://www.amomentwithfranca.com/
And on Twitter, Facebook,?Pinterest & Instagram?

 

Some linky questions…

?1. Linky name: Keep Calm and Carry On Linking Sundays (KCACOLS)
Keep Calm and Carry On Linking Sunday

 

2. Linky run time: Opens every Saturday at 10 pm until Wednesday at midnight

3. What sort of?posts can link up?

Any type of posts old or new. Everything is welcome. The only thing is that 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.

4. Where do you share the posts which link up to your linky? ?It is shared in twitter and in Pinterest
5. Host/cohost?
I’m the main host. What I have introduced to this linky is the opportunity to have a new guest co-host every week so a new person have the option to get their blog exposed as I do a back link to their blog and I also mention all their social media. Also she/he has the option to link up a guest co-host post which should be also visited and commented.?
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It’s also nice to know more about the host’s blog…

1. When did you start your blog?and why?
I was made redundant in 2012 and since then, with the support of my husband, I became a SAHM. I was actually very happy to be able to be around my eldest daughter all the time and I felt lucky to be able to see her grow. In the meantime I got pregnant again with my second daughter and I was enjoying the time with both my girls. When my little one was about 7 months old and her schedules were more manageable I thought about doing something alongside being a SAHM. I always love making videos so I started my YouTube channel A Moment With Franca (https://www.youtube.com/c/amomentwithfranca). The name came after thinking that it will be me sharing with my followers some moments of my life. Alongside my channel, my blog which is also called A Moment with Franca (http://www.amomentwithfranca.com/) was born in May 2015.
Behind The Linky with A moment with franca family photo 1
2.?What’s your favourite thing about blogging?
It will soon be a year since I started blogging and it has been the most rewarding experience so far! I have had the most amazing opportunities and I have met so many people within the blogging world some of who I can even call my friends now. It is just a beautiful community.
3. What were your top 3 most popular posts since you started blogging?
More than my most popular posts, I will say that these are the 3 posts that for some reason I enjoyed writing:?
4. Which other bloggers do you most identify with? (Name up to 3)
I could mention more than 3 really but if I have to mention just 3 bloggers, I would mention 3 that I consider that they are more than just bloggers but friends.?I feel very comfortable talking with them and we understand each other in some way. They are all lovely!

And of course a bit more about you:?

Behind The Linky with A Moment With Franca Profile Picture
1. Do you have any non-blogging hobbies? Watching movies
2. Favourite take away? Pizza or Chinese
3. Favourite home made meal? Pasta
4. Favourite TV series? Mad Men, House of Cards
5. Favourite outing with little ones? The beach
6. Top tip for new mums?
  • Be patient as things will get better at some point. It is very hard at ?the beginning but it won’t be like this for ever.?
  • Keep strong as much as you can.
  • It is completely find to cry and have melt downs. We all have it.?
  • You don’t have to be perfect. We all make mistakes.?
  • The important part is to love your baby and that your baby feels loved.
  • Try to make some ‘me time” when possible even if it just having a hot shower for more than 10 minutes. It will clear your head.
  • It is okay to ask for help. Sometimes we need and deserve a break
  • Don’t be harsh on yourself
  • Don’t forget that you have a partner. Try to have some moments just for the the two of you when the baby is?sleeping
Behind The Linky with A Moment With Franca Family picture 3

Now write whatever you want on the theme of ‘Behind The Linky’…

How did you choose your linky name?
I love the quote ?”Keep Calm…” as it is very British and it can be used for so many things that I just?thought?what?not using it for a linky. I just wanted people to be happy linking up and commenting. I really love this?title. And then I decided to shortened it with just the initials as it was too long?so then #KCACOLS was born.?
Why did you want to start a linky (or if you didn’t start it, why did you choose to co-host it)?
I always wanted to start a linky. I knew that it was a fun thing to do. I enjoyed a lot joining other linkies when I just started blogging because I managed to interact with other bloggers and it helped me to get my blog known a little bit more so the next natural thing for me was this time for me to be the host.?
What’s your favourite thing about running a linky?
Being able to start a small community of people that want the same than you which is meet new bloggers, read fantastic and interesting blogs, interact with others and of course support to each other. I really see KCACOLS as a generous and beautiful community. The people really get involved and are so generous with the commenting. KCACOLS is all about commenting. I really want people to have lots of comments. I always try my best to motivate people to do it. I featured the 3 people that have commented the most every week so it is nice to get rewarded for being generous too. I really want people to share the love. I also send every Wednesday just a few hours before the linky closes a “Thank You” email. I would like to think that this is something unique just from this linky. I take the time to check every single post and see how people are interacting and always mention this in the email together with the obvious “thank you for linking up” and giving a quick summary of how the commenting have been. Also ask for people to please share the love until the new linky post is live. I think this has been a good motivation for people to come back to the linky and do their commenting. I also include a video of a song that I like for people to get in to the mood of commenting. I would like to think that all of this little things make kcacols a unique and different linky. It is much more personalised if you know what I mean.?
?Behind the Linky A Moment With Franca KCACOLS IMG_3216

 

So if you haven’t joined up with #KCACOLS yet, what are you waiting for? There’s lots of blog love to go round :-)?

Lynne x

 

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39 Comments

  • Reply
    Single Mum Speaks
    March 5, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    Another great Behind the Linky. I always get loads of comments from Franca’s linky and I’m sure it’s because she is so thorough with commenting and making sure everyone comments as much as possible. #thelist
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    Emma
    March 6, 2016 at 10:36 am

    I love this series and it was great to get to know Franca better! I love her linky as she does such a great job of creating a little community πŸ™‚ #KCACOLS
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    Educating Roversi
    March 6, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    This is a great idea for a post and very interesting πŸ™‚ Nice to hear more about one of my fave bloggers. #KCACOLS

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    Harry's Honest Mummy
    March 6, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    So nice to read about the person behind the blog. I just have no idea how you manage to comment on everyone’s post on your linky (including my own!). I see you are a fellow House of Cards fan. So excited the new season is now live! Watched three on the bounce last night πŸ™‚
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      A Moment with Franca
      March 11, 2016 at 1:23 pm

      Haha yes it is not easy! And sometimes I ask myself the same question!! I’m excited about the new season of House of Cards!! I hope I have the time to watch it!! Thank you Mel!! πŸ™‚ x
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    Harry's Honest Mummy
    March 6, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    oops forgot to mention I popped over from #justanotherlinky
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    Jessica Powell (Babi a Fi)
    March 6, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    This series is so interesting! KCACOLS is one of my favourite linkies – it has a good mix of posts, and it does feel like people make more of an effort to visit and read other posts than with a lot of them. x #KCACOLS
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      A Moment with Franca
      March 11, 2016 at 1:25 pm

      Thank you Jess!! I’m so happy to hear that you enjoy the linky!! I love havign you too. You are also so generous with your comments! I’m looking forward to co-hosting with you soon! πŸ™‚ xx
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    Tammymum
    March 6, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    What a fab idea this is, and really good to know a bit more about the person behind the blog #KCACOLS x
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    March Bucket List - New Mummy Blog
    March 6, 2016 at 9:23 pm

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    wendy
    March 6, 2016 at 11:53 pm

    Love this series and I love the #KCACOLS linky. Franca is amazing at motivating everyone to comment on lots of posts. It’s always nice to find out more about the people behind our favourite linked xx #KCACOLS
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    Life as Mum
    March 7, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    This is a great post! A different kind of post knowing more about the reason behind a linky! Great!
    Thank you so much for linking up to #justanotherlinky
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    A MUM TRACK MIND
    March 7, 2016 at 10:24 pm

    Hi there! I am relatively new to the blogging world and this is my first ever linky! I will definitely be checking out your KCACOLS linky and your YouTube channel. I absolutely love watching mum vloggers on there and I’m thinking of giving it a go myself alongside my blog, so its great to hear that you have really enjoyed the experience. Thanks for sharing

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    Sarah
    March 7, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    Ooh, new linky! Am a newbie & getting completely obsessed! #thebabyformula
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    Kerry
    March 8, 2016 at 7:35 am

    Really interesting. It’s my first week of linking up with #KCACOLS and the comments have been great! Just trying to get round as many other great posts as I can, will definitely by linking up as a regular via #KCACOLS

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    Fi - Beauty Baby and Me
    March 8, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    Already a huge fan of Franca – always lovely to find out more about the bloggers you enjoy reading about xx #TheBabyFormula

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    absolutely prabulous
    March 8, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    Gorgeous pics of you and your family and I STILL haven’t linked to your linky. I have a bad habit of linking up and then despite the best of intentions, not managing to comment or comment as much I’d like. You’re on my list Franca! #TwinklyTuesday
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      A Moment with Franca
      March 11, 2016 at 1:31 pm

      Aww thank you so much lovely!! I know what you mean. It happens to me too!! It is hard to keep it up!! I would love to have you so come and join us when you are ready!! πŸ™‚ xx
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    Ellen
    March 8, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    Oh a new linky for me! Exciting. Really enjoyed this. Thanks for hosting #TheBabyFormula

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    laura dove
    March 8, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    I love this series, really great to get to know the face behind the linky – what a fab idea!! #thebabyformula
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    Something Crunchy Mummy
    March 10, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    What a great guest list idea and I love finding out more about other bloggers. Thanks for linking up to #justanotherlinky xx
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    The Speed Bump
    March 10, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    Great post! KCACOLS is my absolute favourite linky and Franca is just absolutely lovely isn’t she? It’s the one linky I join every single week! And, funnily enough, I’m visiting this post from #KCACOLS!
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      A Moment with Franca
      March 11, 2016 at 1:34 pm

      Aww you made me blush Maddy!! You are just such a supportive and loyal person!! I really appreciate it!! You are always there commenting even if you have not linked up which is AMAZING!! Lots of kisses for you!!
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    Silly Mummy
    March 10, 2016 at 10:39 pm

    This is a great idea for a guest series. Lovely to hear more about Franca & brilliant linky. Really nice to hear about linkys from those who run them for people like me who kind of want to but are too scared! #KCACOLS
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    A Moment with Franca
    March 11, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    Thank you so much Lynne for featuring me. It was fun doing it! The idea of this series is really good as it is nice to get to know more about the people that run a linky!! I really appreciate that you enjoy my linky and I love having you too!! Thank you again and I would love to see you again on Sunday!! πŸ™‚ xx
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    veronica lee
    March 13, 2016 at 4:05 am

    I always find it fascinating to read about the person behind the blog. KCACOLS is my favourite linky hands down and Franca is just awesome! While most blog hoppers just ‘hit and run’, the people at KCACOLS actually take the time to stop by with meaningful comments unlike the usual “Great post! Thanks for sharing…..” cookie cutter comments you see on most linkies.

    #KCACOLS!

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      newmummy
      March 22, 2016 at 10:26 am

      Yes it’s very true, so many lovely comments

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    Mum in Brum
    March 13, 2016 at 9:56 am

    Love this series Lynne and I love KCACOLS! Franca is great at motivating everyone to share the blog love and it really is such a fab community. You can really tell how much work Franca puts into it and it has really paid off. xx Visiting from #TwinklyTuesday
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    Mudpie Fridays
    March 14, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    This is a lovely series and its great its bringing new linkys to light that didnt know existed. I will definitely be linking up to Franca’s one once I start maternity leave and have some more time, I much prefer the anything goes kind of linky. Thank you so much for joining us at #BloggerClubUK hope to see you again this week x
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