18 October 2016

Free For All Tuesday No. 298

17 comments:

  1. Who else combines a ring organiser like Filofax, VanderSpek, Gillio etc. With a bound BulletJournal?

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    1. I use rings for planning and my own reference material
      I use a travellers note book for podcast notes, it keeps them all in one place!
      And I use a bound Quo Vadis daily planner as my daily journal, great paper and I can file the book at the end of each year. Approaching the end of my fourth year of using one as well.

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    2. Thank you Steve. I believe my transition from ring-organiser (compact=my EDC) to a more productive combination with a detailed A5 size time scheduler(vertical week with time slots from 8:00 to 23:00 plus space before and after the day plus for another three topic/goals columns on the right), so I can see exactly which time is still available for another task... plus a separate A5 BuJo (currently in a Fauxdori with Moleskin cahiers). The great effect: I can have both at once in front of my eyes: The week view and my task list for proper allocation. My EDC is now minimalist for appointment scheduling on the go. But my in-detail-planning is made with the two A5 organisers, mentioned above.

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    3. I have my on the go planner (personal compact) which is just for rough scheduling of events and appointments with note paper for a mind sweep - it also serves as my wallet - and then I have an A5 bound notebook for more detailed planning and notes to different categories, that I use until it's full. Once it's full I cut out the pages that I need or want to keep and punch them into my thematic a5 planners. This for me is the perfect combination of a simple, light system that still provides enough writing space.

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  2. What's the full range of colours the Finsbury has been produced in?

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    1. Finsbury Personal, Pocket, Mini or A5, A4?
      For a good overview Filowiki: http://filowiki.robert-mayr.com/index.php?title=Filowiki

      Still don't know if the newest colours are also entailed.

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    2. Let's take the Personal size:
      a) First generation (visible popper on clasp):
      black
      brown
      red
      tan
      b) Second generation (covered popper on clasp):
      black
      brown
      electric blue (2014-)
      emerald green
      grey
      navy
      pale blue
      pink
      purple
      raspberry
      red
      tangerine
      vintage pink

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    3. Aqua, Turquoise, the mustard yellow...?

      There's a few missing from that list

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  3. Yes, I combine a Filofax (appointments and work to-do's) with a bullet journal (everything personal) in a simple pocket notebook and have next tot that a plethora of journals in Travellers Notebooks. Seperating it all keeps me organized and on track.

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    1. Hi Natascha, I see that we both have this alternative organisation need (not all my life in one place) in common :-)

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  4. Hi, I apologise for my lack of knowledge. But I was hoping to use your source files to create my own diary. I have downloaded the docx and xls files, but am unsure how to mere the data into a usable diary. Could you give me any pointers? Thanks
    Simon (Evesham, UK)

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    1. Have you watched the videos on the Diary Inserts page they will help you understand how to do the mail merge.

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  5. I have been using a planner on and off for years. The thing is I may have only 2 appointments in a month and have no social commitments ever. Any suggestions as to what inserts I should be using or if I should just use a pocket planner?

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    1. It depends on what you have going on day to day. Do you need a place to write to-do lists? Reminders to pay bills? Other things you need to remember?

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    2. I have a bill book. Most of the time my pages go unused because I'm not that busy. I feel like I'm wasting money.

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    3. If you do not do daily journaling and have few daily appointments/tasks, etc..., consider a month-on-2-page calendar layout and just note papers to keep your lists, planning and notes for the day. You keep the 2 appointments per month on the Mo2P calendar; everyday, you draw a line under the previous day, date the new day and take notes for the day, repeat... That way, no wasted pages as with the pre-dated daily or even weekly pages. You can do this with ring planners or midori-style TN or even bound planners (I tuck/taped a pocket size monthly calendar under the cover of an A6 bound notebook).

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