28 August 2016

Reader Under The Spotlight - Laura

Today I would like to introduce you to Laura 

I’ve been using Filofax for quite a few years now, and in that time used different brands. I always find myself coming back to Filofax for the quality and style. I’m married and love travelling, food and crafts.

1. When did you buy your first organiser and what was it?

I bought my first organiser in 2007 - I had just got my first proper job and I wanted a diary to keep myself organised. It was a pocket Identity which I bought from Woolworths.

2. Out of the organisers you own which is your current favourite (Style and Size)?

My current favourite would have to be the Lilac Originals. I have a personal and an A5 which I am in the process of moving into. The colour is perfect and cheerful, and I love the simple but classy style. Not too much faff!

3. How many Filofax or other brands of organisers do you own?

I own 6 Filofaxes at the moment - two lilac originals as mentioned above, an A5 domino in grape, a personal domino in grape and a personal domino in lavender. I also have a purple Pennybridge which is dedicated for travel.

4. What do you use your organisers for?

I only ever use one organiser at a time as I like everything to be in one place. However I quite often switch between personal and A5 size, as I still haven’t figured out which size I prefer. Both have their pros and cons!

5. How many sections do you have in your organiser and what is each section used for?

I have, wait for it, over 20 sections! I like to know exactly where to look for a particular piece of information so I use a colour coding system to sort my notes and information. Colour is how my brain works!

6. If you could design your own Filofax what would it feature?

I would love a Filofax between A5 and personal size, that’s all I would really ask for. And more of a range of inserts!

7. What's your favourite Filofax tip or hack?

I love using Simple Stories instal-pockets and Sn@p photo sleeves as dashboards, I also love printing my own inserts as I find it is more tailored to what I want.

8. Have you ever attended a Philofaxy meet-up? if not do you intend to one day?

No I haven’t, but I think it would be interesting!

9. What was the last movie you watched?

Deadpool on Blu-ray. Because superheroes. :D

10. What was the last book you read?

I actually don’t read much… I know, not good. So I can’t remember the last book I read, but it was probably The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold. I find it difficult to concentrate!

Thank you Laura, check out her blog Jagged Little Thoughts

As you know we are always looking for new people to appear in our 'Reader Under Spotlight feature, you don't have to be 'well known' or a long term user to be considered to appear in this 'spot'.

So please contact Steve philofaxy at gmail dot com today. Thank you.

27 August 2016

Web Finds - 27 August 2016

So I hope you have had a good week.

So now it is time to enjoy a great collection of blog posts from around the internet, so grab a drink and make yourself for our weekly round-up.

Here are some Philofaxy posts you might have missed this week:
  1. Web Finds - 20 August 2016
  2. Reader Under the Spotlight - Cathy
  3. Rapesco 6 hole organiser punch
  4. Free For All Tuesday No. 290
  5. Web Finds - 23 August 2016
  6. Guest Post - A Good, But Not Perfect, Fix for Missing Poppers - Alan
  7. The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Plannerverse - Episode 26
  8. Free For All Friday - No 406
So here are the latest Filofax and other brand blog posts from around the Internet. Don't forget to leave a comment on the posts you enjoyed reading, all bloggers enjoy getting comments.
  1. Guest Post by Erika – Filofax Compact A5 Heritage Organiser - This Bug's Life
  2. From sketch to product - Blog Vdsshop
  3. The First Page in Your Planner - Giftie Etcetera
  4. Do I decorate my Filofax? - My Filofax Blog
  5. 2017 Plannerisms planners are now ready to order! - Plannerisms
  6. TMN TIP: Block Your Calendar - Time Management Ninja
  7. GTD Update #3 - Collection and Context - PlanningWithPatty
  8. Make it Monday // DIY Planner Dashboard with Rhonna Designs App - five sixteenths blog
  9. Kalendereinlagen 2017: Valentine (W2P) - Haushalts-Survival-Blog
  10. Pink and Lotus Gillio Medium Compagna Review - Kat's life in Cali
  11. 10 Reasons You Aren’t Doing Your Todo List - Time Management Ninja
  12. ICE pet cards to keep in your wallet, TN or ring organiser - This Bug's Life
  13. Simple Stories - Carpe Diem - The Reset Girl - Filofax is my world
  14. Tickler Files - D. Wilson Planning
  15. Thoughts About GTD - PlanningWithPatty
  16. Guest post by Jae Bradford - susan williams-goebber
  17. Using up old Filofax diary pages - My Filofax Blog
  • We monitor over 400 blogs and sites, your Filofax/Organiser blog posts could appear in this list, just contact philofaxy at gmail dot com to be added to our monitoring list. 
  • We can not guarantee people will read your posts, but we know there is a higher chance of people reading your posts and returning to read other posts if you make them interesting with pictures and good hints and tips. Do not forget to give your posts a title... 
  • Your Filofax/Organiser posts could appear in this list, just contact philofaxy at gmail dot com to be added to our monitoring list. 
  • For some general tips on Filofax Blogging, please see this post
We are on the look out for more people to take part in Reader Under the Spotlight. If you would like to appear in this feature then please contact Steve : philofaxy at gmail dot com  Thank you.


26 August 2016

Free For All Friday - No 406

Why do some people find it necessary to hide from others that they still use a paper planner?

I came across someone the other day who at first seemed ashamed to admit they still used a Filofax on a daily basis. I was quite surprised at this.

Then they asked the question.... 'So what are you doing these days...' and then I told them!

But as it is a Friday you are of course more than welcome to discuss anything related to ring bound organisers.  Have a great weekend.

25 August 2016

The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Plannerverse - Episode 26

Hobonichi's or ringed planners

Rings? RINGS?! We don’t need no stinkin’ rings! 

Gather round all ye who enjoy the Hobonichi notebook and pay heed as our lovely guest, Theresa Hall, shares with us her inspiration for art and all the advice she has for those who have been thinking about planning in a Hobonichi style planner. 

Steve is on special assignment this week.

If you have ideas for future episodes please send them to steve at philofaxy dot com

Show Notes (timings approximate)
00:00 - Introductions
02:00 - Art in ringless planers
02:30 - Why doodle?
04:00 - When did you start?
07:00 - Why a Hobonichi and not a ringed planner
09:00 - What if you are critical of your drawings
10:30 - Planning in a Hobonichi
12:00 - Stickers and washi tape
15:45 - How has your system evolved
19:00 - Digital world
22:00 - Disconnecting from the digital world
24:45 - To do list for the week
26:00 - Why should you use a Hobonichi?
26:45 - Karine's experience of using a Hobonichi

Episode 26 - Hobonichi's or ringed planners

A direct download is also available here: Episode26.mp3

Show notes: A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf

NB: A5 is in A4 format so it can be scaled to suit A5 or A6 size. Personal is for printing direct on Personal size paper.

Presenters - Theresa Hall and Karine Tovmassian
Editing and production - Steve Morton

Our Websites:
Theresa: To Far Away Places (IG)
Karine: Plannerology

Naturally we would love to hear your feedback on the podcast. If you use iTunes please gives us your rating or reviews of the podcast.

Previous Episodes:

25 - Guest interview - Ray Blake - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
24 - Defining the important things from the urgent things - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
23 - Guest interview with Rita Sedani - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
22 - Printing your own inserts - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
21 - How to derail your planning system by over thinking - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
20 - Digital devices/services and your analogue planner - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
19 - What To Keep In Your 'Others' Tab - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
18 - Zombie Apocalypse Preparation - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
17 - Managing Finances In Your Planner - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
16 - Planning for those of us who actually can't live without planning, with guest co-host Carie Harling - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
15 - Automation NirvanaA5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
14 - Work Life Balance and Your Planner - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
13 - GTD Productivity And Using Your Paper Planner - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
12 - Job Seeking and Keeping - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
11 - Planner Fail -  A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
10 - Planner Hacks - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
9 - Planner Planning - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
8 - Choosing Inserts - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
7 - How do you carry your planner - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
6 - Planners on the go - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
5 - Why would you pay more than the price of a Filofax? - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
4 - Using Your Planner To Create Permanent Habit Changes - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
3 - Getting on with two or more planners - A5 docx pdf Personal docx pdf
2 - Where to start your planning journey and why - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
1 - What size and why....  - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf

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