30 April 2020

Enhanced Time Manager Week on One Page A5 Diary Insert.

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This work by Philofaxy is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License. Please download, adapt, use, share, but do not charge or use commercially.

'The Times They Are a Changing' sang Bob Dylan a long time ago!

Talking with our readers on the Virtual Meet Up Skype calls we have been having in April, quite a few of us have said that their planning and what their needs for their planner has changed drastically over the last few weeks as Covid-19 has got longer and longer.

You will all be familiar with the Enhanced Time Manager Week per View (week on two pages) insert that I came up with a few years ago, it has been my 'go to' insert for over 8 years. There have been several variations on this one over the years, but the basic format hasn't changed that much.

So I thought I would try a Week on One Page version of it. It reduces the number of pages you would need to carry.

Naturally you can easily adjust the headings, shading, fonts etc to suit your own needs/requirements by editing the source file and redoing the mail merge.

Source Files:
Note to change the year or the 12 months covered you just need to edit cell A2 of the Excel file. 

You can download finished versions for this year from our diary inserts page.  

When printing note these files are formatted to be A4 page size. Either Booklet print on to A4 paper or Print on to A5 paper scale to fit (70%)

This version will be known as the 'Week on one page Enhanced TM' insert

To customise the files you will need to download the relevant source files listed above. When you've made all the changes you like to the template, you can perform a mail merge to create your own insert for any period you like. Check out our Free Diary Inserts link if you want more information on how to do this, including videos at the bottom of the page.

Once again a big thank you to Ray at 'My Life All In One Place' for his hard work and co-operation with helping to create and support us with all these inserts.

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29 April 2020

Video Web Finds - Wednesday 29 April 2020

So I hope you have had a good weekend.

So now it is time to enjoy a great collection of videos from around the internet.

Here are a selection of the latest Filofax videos for your enjoyment.
  1. April Planner Setup: Projects Section - Antonisha La'Shay
  2. Van Der Spek Indian Pink Personal Planner - Planner Mumsy
  3. GTD Weekly Review (Functional Plan with Me) | Moleskine Weekly + Moterm A7 Pocket Rings - spellbound notes
  4. Nice to meet you! Channel trailer | LIZZUPLANS - Lizzu Plans
  5. Franklin Planner System Part 3-What I Learned - Weekly Planning and Big Rocks - Tonya Plans
  6. Guidi Vintage Planner Fun Find - LanieB Plans
  7. The Origami Method To Do List Hack | Tackle Your Tasks! - Ganchi_mH
  8. April Planner Set Up: Calendar Section - Antonisha La'Shay
  9. *NEW* SQUAD GOALS sticker book flip through | SQUAD 3 | The Happy Planner - Lizzu Plans
  10. Planner Review: Filofax Cavendish - randompastimes
  11. Moterm Pocket Planner || April Review || Functional Planning - Life With MJB
  12. Minimal Planning - Personal Filofax - Carmen Vazquez
  13. Planner Newbie / Essentials // Pink Planner Girl - Nicola PinkPlannerGirl
  14. Обзор ежедневников filofax - My Dream
  15. Pocket Rings Flip Through | Filofax Croc Ebony | Black And Pink | May 2020 - kimspaperplan
  16. Unser neues MAI BUDGET - Budget with me - Finanzen organisieren im Filofax - Kunterbunt & Klitzeklein - Budgeting auf Deutsch
  17. LIVESTREAM | Mundschutzpflicht, Podcast-Empfehlungen & Co| KW 17 im Filofax - dekoRIAt
  18. Plan with Me Episode 2 - John Rush
  19. Filofax Metropol Personal - Ksenia Brigness
  20. Sparen mit Sinking Funds - MAI - Budget with me - Finanzen organisieren im Filofax - Kunterbunt & Klitzeklein - Budgeting auf Deutsch
  21. Gillio Medium Compagna Flip Through April 2020 - Ella Bella Plans
  22. April Planner Flip Thru In My Gillio Medium Compagna - So Sticken’ Cute
  • For tips on how to improve your videos, please see this post.  Also this video too Webfinds 
  • Your Filofax/Organiser Videos could appear in this list, just contact philofaxy at gmail dot com to be added to our monitoring list. 
You might also be interested in Planner Spread Love on Facebook. 


28 April 2020

Free For All Tuesday - No. 482

So what questions or discussion points have you got for us today?

It doesn't matter if you are a beginner or a more experienced user of organisers, we want to hear your thoughts, questions, opinions etc.

We are here to answer your questions.

Make today the one day you post a comment or a question.

It is Tuesday after all so fire away with any questions and comments.

27 April 2020

A date for your diary - Sunday 3rd May 2020

Given the success and the number of people that took part in last weekends 'Virtual Meet Up' we are going to run another one. Again with two sessions this time, hopefully with times to suit people in most parts of the world.

When? - Sunday 3 May at the following times:
  • London 10:00 am, 
  • Paris 11:00 am, 
  • Brisbane 7:00 pm time.
Additionally we will be on line later in the day at the following times:
  • Los Angeles 8:00 am, 
  • Denver 9:00 am
  • Dallas 10:00 am, 
  • New York 11:00am, 
  • London 4:00 pm 
  • Paris 5:00 pm etc.  
The timing of these two sessions have been chosen to hopefully allow as many people to join in compared to previous round-tables.

Do not worry if you aren't available at the start of one of our sessions each one lasts 1-2 hours so pop up when you are available and say hello.

Where? - an on-line chat using Skype. with voice and video (if you wish)

Join the chat here: https://join.skype.com/A85fEyS7HPUP

What do I need? - just a micro-phone and some head phones(in ear phones work fine) and a free Skype account. Using headphones or earphone reduces 'echo' on the call. Video is optional, but a few of us will be on video as well.

Who - All of you... Join the chat here: https://join.skype.com/A85fEyS7HPUP  Come and listen if you don't want to chat.  What do we talk about? Filofax stuff... but anything else as well. It's like long lost friends meeting up for coffee and a catch up.. but don't worry if you have never joined in before... you are an old friend too!

If you have any questions you want to ask then please let us know in the group or before we start.

Come and join in the fun, even if you only pop in to say hello... but don't be afraid to join in the discussion.

If you need any assistance setting up Skype, please pop a comment in this post and I will try and help you get one line. Skype is free for computer to computer calls....

Here is my post on how to improve your Skype audio with headphones or a headset.

Hope to be chatting with you on Sunday 3 May 2020.

25 April 2020

Reading Log

In our current situation (2020) I'm sure you are all doing more reading than normal. Well may be not,  but I am sure you might find this insert of some use anyway.

This was a design requested by @lavenderlovelifeuk one of our readers, I just created the insert for her.  Here is her description on how she will be using the insert.

Have you ever felt overwhelmed with article after article coming into your inbox from your University tutors? I did. So, I came up with a solution and designed the right Reading Log inserts to keep track of it all and my friend Steve turned my dream into a reality.
Here is how it works.
No. - Coloured. To track the order in which the article came in. If there is more than one article in the same email, all of them will have the same No. and colour. If more articles were received on the same day but in a second email, they will have a different No. and colour.Date - When the article was received.
Due - Date when it will be required, if there is one.
Title - Name of the article in the same colour of its No.
Pages - Total number of pages in the article.
Notes - To keep track of the last page I read.

And there I have it. Visibility.

The design has been created as Personal size on A4, so just print it out double sided and then cut out the pages to suit Personal size and punch. Remember to print at 100% and don't scale it.

You can download the template in .docx and .pdf

You can find other file templates in all sizes on our 'Files' page here on Philofaxy.

Web Finds - Saturday 25 April 2020

With so many of us ‘self isolating’ or being forced to stay at home because of COVID-19, there has never been a better time to sit back and relax and have a read of the latest blog posts.

It is great to see some of our past blogs coming alive again and sharing more Filofax content with us all.

Here are some Philofaxy posts you might have missed this week:
  1. Web Finds - Saturday 18 April 2020
  2. Silent Sunday
  3. How Web Finds Started
  4. Free For All Tuesday - No. 481
  5. Video Web Finds - Wednesday 22 April 2020
  6. The Hitchhikers Guide to the Plannerverse - Episode 100
  7. Free For All Friday - No. 598 by Anita
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 and mention you found their post on Philofaxy.
  1. My collection - Filowiki - Recent changes [en]
  2. Journaling Tips for Filofax & Ring Planner Users - Filofancy | Life On Paper | Zara M.
  3. Category:Vintage model - Filowiki - Recent changes [en]
  4. Your Productivity Series is HERE - Lime Tree Fruits
  5. Personal - 3 x Weeklies - Lorelei Lee's Plan-Bar
  6. Argyll 2CLF Personal - Filowiki - Recent changes [en]
  7. A minimalist writing set-up - MacPsy.ch
  8. Planning Opportunities - The Quintessential Planner
  9. Minimalist Planner Tips - Filofancy | Life On Paper | Zara M. 
  10. Hampstead Personal - Filowiki - Recent changes [en]
  11. 5 Podcasts for Adventure & Travel Inspiration - awaywithkatie
  12. Personal - 168-h-Budget - Lorelei Lee's Plan-Bar
  13. 40 Creative & Arty Isolation Ideas - Kerrymay._.Makes
  14. Balmoral 10CLF Karung - Filowiki - Recent changes [en]
  15. The Last Frontier of Organizing – Budgeting with YNAB - According to Andrea
  16. 5 Reasons Why Reusing Old Content is Great for Your Business - Strange & Charmed
  17. Balmoral 10CLF Personal - Filowiki - Recent changes [en]
  18. Using Some Popular Social Media Sites - Time to Get Social ;) - Blog
  19. 5 Ways to Create Meaningful Moments During This Slower Season - Day Designer
  20. Binder 0L Personal - Filowiki - Recent changes [en]
  21. Filofax Planner A5 Ebony Classic Croc Product Review - Filofancy | Life On Paper | Zara M.
  22. Time management Monday: Morning and evening brain dumps - Quo Vadis Blog
  23. Buckingham 2BLF Personal - Filowiki - Recent changes [en]
  24. Seven Ways A Planner Reduces Stress - FranklinPlanner Talk
  25. Happy Mail Mixed Media Envelopes and Tags - Kerrymay._.Makes
  26. Brand NEW Printable! And a note on your happiness…  - Lime Tree Fruits
  27. Buckingham 2MLF Personal - Filowiki - Recent changes [en]
  28. How I’ve Been Spending My Time Productively During the Pandemic - Strange & Charmed
  29. Designing a Filofax - Random Endeavours
  30. Buckingham 2PLF Personal - Filowiki - Recent changes [en]
  31. 7 Tips to Survive Working From Home - Decorator's Voice
  32. Customer review: Belgium Edition - Blog | Gillio
  33. William Hannah – All my Discbound Planner Wishes Come True - Stationery Nerd
  34. Canvas 0C Personal - Filowiki - Recent changes [en]
  35. Link Love: (Week Five Quarantine) Making All The Things - The Well-Appointed Desk
  36. Filofax Focus - Steve Morton
  • 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
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24 April 2020

Free For All Friday - No. 598 by Anita

Well, it's still a bit of a weird time currently and I admit that I've been somewhat lacking in inspiration as to what to write about today.

Compared with some of you, my life hasn't hugely changed as I've been working from home since 18th March as my Mum lives with us and has a number of health conditions. I think that we've all adjusted fairly well and I'm actually loving working from home thankfully. As there are three of us living in a two bedroom flat, I admit that sometimes I'd like another room to use, but we are grateful that we also have a garden and a large balcony.

If anything, I'm busier than when I was working in the office, so my Kensington is doing a brilliant job at keeping me sane.

Some coronavirus humour for you to help you through your day:



And as always, please feel free to discuss anything Filofax or ringbound organiser related.
Have a great weekend.

23 April 2020

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Plannerverse - Episode 100

What do we use every day? 

We all have items that we have carefully chosen and we use on a regular basis either in our daily lives or on travel. In this episode Steve and Karine share the details of some of the items they use on a regular basis.

The links in the show notes in some cases take you to specific items mentioned by Karine and Steve or a variety of similar items without being too specific, this will give you a range to choose from if you are thinking of buying something similar.

This post does contain affiliate links to Amazon UK and USA, but there is no additional cost to you at all, Karine and Steve will get a small commission if you purchase via one of the links, thank you.

Thank you to all our Patreon supporters in helping bringing you this episode.

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

Show Notes (timings approximate)
00:00 - Introductions.
01:00 - Get your bucket of popcorn.
02:30 - Every Day Carry.
04:00 - Karine's Full List.
07:00 - Travel.
08:00 - Rescue knife.
09:00 - Swiss Army knife and multi tool.
11:00 - Handbag/purse.
14:00 - Messenger bags.
17:00 - Luggage.
19:30 - Bag clip.
21:00 - Reusable bottles.
21:30 - USB Power bank.
22:00 - Powernote power bank.
23:00 - Headphones noise cancelling, corded, wireless
27:00 - Charging cables.
28:00 - Wireless charging.
28:30 - Travel case for cables.
29:00 - Charging stations.
31:00 - Books.
35:00 - Pens.
38:00 - Food.
40:00 - Backpack.  Video Review
42:00 - Cooking.
43:00 - Health care items.
44:00 - Fitness watch.
45:00 - Sleep mask.
47:00 - Pen/Utility cases. Video Review
50:00 - Wallets.
52:00 - Label maker.
54:00 - Planners.
56:00 - Tidying out your bag.
60:00 - Become a Patron and take a look at the Patreon page.

Please support the podcast via Patreon by doing so you will be helping us with the making of these advert free podcasts. By being a Patreon supporter you will gain early access to each podcast episode and be able to download the show notes. We also aim to introduce other benefits in the near future.

You can listen to this and past episodes on Mixcloud using their app or your normal web browser.

A direct download is also available here: Episode100.mp3

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

Our Websites:
Karine: PlannerologyThroat Punch Resumes, IG: Karine Tovmassian
Steve: Philofaxy, Travellers Notebook Times,  IG: Mr PhilofaxySteve Morton

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.

If you want a quick link to all the podcasts remember: https://philofaxy.com/podcast/

Remember if you have liked this podcast, don't forget to like it, subscribe to it and share the podcast.

Previous Episodes:


99 - Some Day May Be
98 - Transform Your Productivity
97 - Getting out of Stuck


96 - Minimalist Planning.
95 - How to take your planning to the next level.
94 - Mission and Vision Statements
93 - How to plan your year in advance
92 - Workflows
91 - How to plan in a week that is already a busy one.
90 - Avoiding mistakes in planning
89 - Refocus
88 - When Your Plans or Goals Don't Work Out
87 - Decluttering Your Life - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
86 - Accessories for your Planner - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
85 - Journaling -  A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
84 - Workflows - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf


83 - Routines - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
82 - Productivity 201 - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
81 - Planner Sizes - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
80 - Do you have too many planners? - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
79 - Improving Your Planning Productivity - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
78 - Ten reasons why you have stopped planning - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
77 - Letting Your Planner Take The Strain - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
76 - The Franken Flex - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
75 - Decluttering - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
74 - Engagement - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
73 - Reflection and Review - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
72 - Organisation - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
71 - Clarification - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
70 - Capture - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
69 - How to do nothing - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
68 - Changes - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
67 - Tones versus Pulses - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf


66 - Planning and Execution - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
65 - The Power of Habit - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
64 - Planning for the end of the year - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
63 - Planning For Unexpected Life Events - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
62 - Staying in two sizes of planner - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
61 - Staying in one size of planner. - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
60 - Functional Planning - Macro and Micro Planning - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
59 - PlannerCon Europe - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
58 - Speeding up by slowing down - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
57 - To Do Lists and Diary Pages -  A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
56 - Hints and Tips on making planner videos - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
55 - Keeping up to date - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
54 - Interview with Jennifer Powell at PlannerCon - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
53 - Conferences and Meet Ups - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
52 - The Magic of Contextualising Your Life - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
51 - Guest Interview - Rose Orchard - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
50 - Organising your significant other - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
49 - Creating the ultimate planner - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
48 - Getting past New Years resolutions - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
47 - How to understand being a planner newbie - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
46 - Buying and Selling 101 - A5 docx pdf Personal docx pdf
45 - A5 or A6 - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
44 - End of Year - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf


43 - Digital Planning vs Analogue Planning - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
42 - Planning vs Organising - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
41 - Short and Long Term Planning - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
40 - Good and Bad Planner Habits - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
39 - Tackling Planner Size Change - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
38 - Self-Improvement or Personal Development - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
37 - What is productivity anyway - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
36 - The Planner Community - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
35 - Wellness Planner - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
34 - Listeners Question - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
33 - Pens and other writing instruments - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
32 - Proper storage, care and shipping of planners, rings etc - A5 docx pdf Personal docx pdf
31 - Guest Interview - Louise Umeki - Plannercon 2017 - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
30 - Form Following Function -  A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
29 - Seasonal To Do Lists - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
28 - Making and keeping annual goals - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
27 - Organising the family - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
26 - Guest interview - Theresa Hall - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
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

22 April 2020

Video Web Finds - Wednesday 22 April 2020

So I hope you have had a good weekend and you are coping with the current lock down situation.

So now it is time to enjoy a great collection of videos from around the internet.

Here are a selection of the latest Filofax videos for your enjoyment.
  1. A5 Filofax Ochre Malden Basic Setup - John Rush
  2. April Planner Setup: Planning and Lists Sections - Antonisha La'Shay
  3. April 2020 Flipthrough | Pocket Filofax with Printable Inserts - Ganchi_mH
  4. Woche in meinem Planer - April 2020 - Wrap Up | Filofax Personal | Deutsch - Lorelei Lee
  5. 2020 Planner Stack - Other Planners and Journals I'm Using - Kendra Bork
  6. Franklin Planner System Part 2-What I Learned - Time Management, Time Matrix and Values - Tonya Plans
  7. REVIEW | Gillio Medium XL Compagna vs. Van der Spek Standard Touch Me - Jessica Torina // RubyDoobies
  8. PLANNER PEACE | Filofax Wallet & Bullet Journal Flip Through - Jessica Torina // RubyDoobies
  9. My Parme VDS Junior | PLANNER FLIPS - YusVogue Plans
  10. VDS Parme Personal Rings Setup | LittleRachPlans - LittleRachPlans
  11. Pocket Filofax Planner Setup - Annie Smith
  12. Animal Crossing Journal With Me | Filofax A5 Clipbook - Planner Bunny Press
  13. UNBOXING | My New VDS Planner - YusVogue Plans
  14. LIVESTREAM mit RIA | KW 16 im FILOFAX - dekoRIAt
  15. Filofax Domino Luxe A5 Setup With Cloth & Paper Inserts - Sugarbow_ Planning
  16. Сколько весит планер filofax croc A5???? - Lisenok Li
  17. VDS Junior vs Moterm A7 | THE COMPARISON - YusVogue Plans
  18. Filofax Mini Finsbury Set Up and Favourite Pens - Plannergirl Pearl
  19. Filofax Pocket Setup - April 2020 - Hannah Planned It
  20. Filofax Wochengestaltung | Designteam Dalia Bastelshop - Nadines Kreativwerkstatt
  • For tips on how to improve your videos, please see this post.  Also this video too Webfinds 
  • Your Filofax/Organiser Videos could appear in this list, just contact philofaxy at gmail dot com to be added to our monitoring list. 
You might also be interested in Planner Spread Love on Facebook. 

Enjoy and stay safe.

21 April 2020

Free For All Tuesday - No. 481

So what questions or discussion points have you got for us today?

It doesn't matter if you are a beginner or a more experienced user of organisers, we want to hear your thoughts, questions, opinions etc.

We are here to answer your questions.

Make today the one day you post a comment or a question.

It is Tuesday after all so fire away with any questions and comments.

20 April 2020

How Web Finds Started

Looking back over the last ten years or so I can't even estimate how many blog posts and videos we have shared in that time.....thousands!

At one point I was 'finding' 50-70 posts a week all Filofax related posts. It got to the point that people asked if I could split in to more bite size chunks, so it became two posts a week to ease the load!

When I joined Nan and Laurie back in 2009 we started off with some posts and the occasional link to other posts I found. There wasn't many videos back then, not until Imy came along and started doing Filofax videos and then is started to explode.

There are still people doing videos of course, but may be not as many on just Filofax, I have had to widen my search terms to bring you the video web finds each week.

During the current crisis a few blogs have re-emerged and people have started posting again after a break, which is encouraging in a way. I rarely remove a blog from my monitoring system unless the blog is removed from its host website.

What sparked the idea of web finds was a post by Gala Darling in June 2010 she had posted about 'A Filofax Love Affair!' Gala Darling was to me well ahead of her time, she blogged and shared her life like no one had done before.

At the end of her post was this set of links:

It created a four times increase in the number of visitors to Philofaxy, but I didn't notice this until a few days later. I was about to move from UK to France, so we were busy packing and visiting people. Looking at the stats I was able to trace back the source of all the traffic to this post.

This got me thinking.... I wonder if we could do the same for other Filofax blogs? And web finds was officially born.  It has become a bit of a 'labour of love' to create those posts over the years, some have been finished off late at night in a hotel room somewhere on my old small notebook computer or similar!

The format has evolved over the years as technology and sites have changed. Central to the system I use is Protopage, which I have used to gather the links to the posts each week both for blogs and videos for both Philofaxy and Travellers Notebook Times.

Next time you follow the links from a Web Finds post remember to leave a comment on the post or video you are looking at and say you found their post/video on Philofaxy.

If you have a blog or You Tube channel that you post about planners then be sure to get in touch with me to be added to the monitoring system. steve at philofaxy dot com

Remember, Philofaxy is hardcore!