22 January 2012

New to Philofaxy?

Welcome to Philofaxy

If you are new to the site or you have been here for a while, this post is a way to show you around so you get the most from the site.

As you might have seen there is a lot of information on here and you might have problems remembering where everything is, so we hope to be able to help you out with how to find things to get the most out of the site.

So looking at the Home page you are on now, below the banner you will see: Home, About, FAQ etc

Home: Takes you back to the start page from where ever you are on the site, clicking on the banner does the same.

About: How to contact us at Philofaxy and some background on the contributors.

FAQ: This is a good place to look for the simple often asked questions. We try to up date it from time to time to reflect the current topical questions.

Files: This the home for all our downloadable template files which you are welcome to customise to your own needs or just print them off as they are.

Links: Links to lots of blogs and other Filofax related sites. 

Suppliers: Looking for a Filofax or inserts or accessories, then this page is a good place to start.

Ad Spot: This is our readers advert page, you can place a wanted or for sale advert for your Filofax goods here free of charge. However, we do recommend donating to one of our favourite charities, but it's based on an honesty system, we don't check up on who has made donations and who hasn't.  This page is great because you are buying from people that do understand the Filofax range unlike some Ebay sellers...

All Stars: The Philofaxy All Stars... a group of readers who have done guest posts on each others blogs not all Filofax related, but a great read anyway.

Flickr: An overview to the Philofaxy Flickr group where you can share pictures of your Filofax and there is a small discussion group there too.

Searching Philofaxy - 
With in excess of 1000 posts on Philofaxy spread over six years, finding exactly the information you want could be quite a task... however we do have some tools to help you:
  • Search - Pop a key word in to the search box in the sidebar and the search tool will find all of the posts with that keyword in it.
  • Labels - Further down the sidebar you will find the label cloud again this will find all the posts with those labels on the posts. We try to label all posts, although some of the earlier ones are unlabelled... another job still to be done!

Subscribing to Philofaxy
  • RSS - You can add Philofaxy to your favourite RSS reader such as Google Reader.
  • Email - If you want to receive each post by email, pop your email in to the subscribe by email box  and follow the instructions. This service is provided by Feedburner. They will send you a verification email which you have to click a link in to confirm your email address in the usual way.

Philofaxy on the Web
  • Facebook - You will find our Facebook page here
  • Twitter - We are very active on Twitter as @philofaxy and our experimental newsfeed @philofaxynews
  • Flickr - As mentioned above there is a Flickr group for sharing your Filofax photos and ideas
  • Linking back to Philofaxy - If you would like to link back to Philofaxy from your website or blog we have a 'badge' with the exact code which you will find at the bottom of the side bar.
Regular Posts on Philofaxy
  • Free For All Tuesday - Questions and Answers on any Filofax related topic
  • Free For All Friday - General discussion, open house for anything Filofax related
  • Webfinds - Each weeks round up of other Filofax related posts on the web
Other Philofaxy Events
  • Skype Roundtable Voice and Text Chats - once a month we have a Skype voice conference, this is open to anybody to join in. It is an open agenda and we don't only get to talk about Filofax things. People taking part can be spread around the world, so it can be quite educational as well as good fun. Look out for announcements on the blog about when the next one will be. Generally they are the first Sunday of the month, but they can move slightly if this conflicts with public holidays or Steve's travel arrangements!
  • Meet Ups - We have held several very successful meet ups, they vary in size from as little as two or three people up to twelve people, these have been held in London, New York, France, Holland, with other ones planned for other countries around the world.
    Although meeting 'people off the internet' can sometimes seem a little odd, we all have at least one interest in common and everyone I've met at all the different meet ups have been great people to sit and chat with. 
That was a bit of a lightening tour around the site and some of our activities. Please do add a comment on to posts, we love to get feedback and we do read all the comments.

If there's something you haven't understood or there's a topic we haven't covered that is Filofax related please get in touch with us and we will do our best to respond to your email within a day or so.

6 comments:

  1. Steve, this is an excellent post.

    It helps all of us better interact with the other folks, to learn faster, and to have more fun.

    Giovani

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  2. Many thanks for this all including information!
    I nearly felt as if it had been written just for me, because I am a newby on Philofaxy as well as on the Filofax system. I´m using it for two month an i´m a "junky" already, owning five Pocket at the moment!
    So many thanks for all the useful information and encouragement!
    (Please don´t mind my English, I´m just a German girl... or to remain honest... woman ;-)! )

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  3. Thanks you very much for this Steve. I have two requests and while I think one would be appropriate, the other is up in the air.

    1. This post should be available via the FAQ for anyone who finds this blog for the first time

    2. Could there be another page pinned to the top crumbs line (home / about / faq / etc) where the followers can say hello, say something about them (like which filo they use / like , diary they use etc.) in less than 5 sentences?
    Reason being not many of us have blogs (well, not writers or not much to write about -- that is me before anyone is upset!) and that would be a good place..

    what do you think?

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  4. Hi
    Thanks for all your feedback so far.

    I am intending to repeat this post say every 2-3 months and update the information in it anyway.

    But yes I will add it to the FAQ in a moment.

    The second idea is a good one, but it's not possible to implement it easily in to this set up. However... if people put this sort of information in to their Google Profile then that would help us all I'm sure.

    Just a thought
    Regards
    Steve

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  5. I just want to say how great this website has become. I remember when there were only a few readers and now the comment sections pile up. Thank you all for your effort.
    Susanne

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  6. I received a Filofax as a gift. I am so glad I found your site before doing anything! You are answering all of my questions.

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