31 July 2017

A Date For Your Diary - 6 August 2017

We are going to run another conference round-table voice/video chat using Skype, we missed out in May so please try to make this one.

When? - Sunday 6 August 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 2-3 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)

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... connect up with Philofaxy and we will attempt to get as many of us linked in to the audio conference as possible. 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.

How -
  1. Connect to Philofaxy by firstly searching for Philofaxy in Skype, I will then add you as a contact.
  2. Then  'Send Contact Request',  I will then add you in to the chat room. 
  3. Then if you request it, I can add you to the audio conference as well. But if you just want to chat via keyboard that's fine. That way it's slightly less hectic for me!  
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.

As with previous round-tables there will also be a parallel text chat room going at the same time as the voice conference, so you can listen to the voice chat and type if you wish, just mute your microphone in Skype

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 6 August 2017.

30 July 2017

Van der Spek Special Custom Order A5 Organiser

Has any one designed the perfect organiser? Is that possible?

I had bumbled along with using an A5 and either a Personal or an A6 organiser until about a year ago, until I was asked to review the Filofax Heritage Compact A5 organiser.

That was a 'light bulb' moment for me. It was the start of a major change in the way I used my organisers, and it has only deviated a little bit since then.

The significant change was to stop using a smaller size as well as an A5 and stick to just A5, but split across two organisers. One for planning and notes, the other for reference pages such as addresses, maps, reference pages. The pages from one get moved in to the other and back again as the need arises.

The 'reference' organiser has remained as one of my larger ringed Van der Spek A5 organisers, it sits at one end of my desk ready to hand when I need to refer to it, which isn't that often.

My main A5 'planning' organiser sits open on my desk at my side, normally open at the weekly view for the current week. The planning organiser however is used elsewhere in the house or it travels with me out of the house, so it needs to be portable. (I will be doing an in-depth look at my set up in a future post)

The Filofax Heritage Compact A5 organiser was a great starting point, with only 16mm rings it got me to take a critical view of what I was carrying in my planning organiser. I was surprised how much I could fit on to 16mm rings.  The lack of pockets apart from the ones on the flyleaf meant I was carrying cards and other essential paperwork in a Filofax Flex Slim. It worked but it would have been nice if everything was together.

I then started looking at my collection in a new light, what else did I have with just 25mm rings or smaller in A5 size that might be able to work in a similar way to the Heritage A5.  I tried a few out some for longer than others.

The A5 Holborn with a clasp has 25mm rings, and an excellent internal layout. It works really well but it a little too stiff and structured, but I'm keeping it in reserve!

The organiser section in the Gillio A5 Mia Cara was the next candidate. Simple like the Heritage, but the lack of pockets or a pen loop when used on its own and the width issue with side tabs sticking out was also an issue. The outer jacket though had lots of pockets so that helped, but I didn't want to have to carry both parts... if I could help it!

I then started using a Van der Spek Custom A5 Manager in the Touch Me leather, this has been excellent in terms of what it carries, it is light weight and very flexible.

By now I realised that 25mm rings gave me more than enough capacity and I am able to easily carry a full 12 months of weekly inserts, 12 months of monthly inserts and plenty of notes pages too.

That would have been the end of the journey, until over Christmas I was looking again at the Mia Cara with thought to solving its issues and seeing if I could come up with a solution.

Put simply we needed to make the organiser section wider! If you wanted to retain using the pen slot in the spine, then the outer jacket would also need to be wider as well. Without using the pen slot though there is ample room for a wider organiser section.

So I sketched my design, I tried a full size cardboard prototype the proposed height and overall width, wrapped this around some 25mm rings and tried it out for size. It worked. So then I just had to decide on a detailed design.

I've seen a lot of custom designs made by Van der Spek for people in our community, but actually designing one for your self helps you realise how much time and care you have to put in to the design if you want the final result you had been thinking of.

For my design the rear cover would be left plain like the Gillio one, but I wanted it in full leather. So there are no pockets in the rear cover.

The front cover though I had freedom to design what I wanted. I added a pen loop, this means I have a pen when I'm only using the organiser section on its own.

I copied the design of the Van der Spek A5 I was using in terms of inside front cover layout.  It has three vertical card slots, two different size, but wide slots that take cards or small documents. There are also two full height slip pockets.

Quite comprehensive because once you add it to what the Mia Cara outer jacket has with even more card slots, vertical pockets, a zip pocket, popper pocket and full width back pocket, then yes it is quite a beast and easy to loose things in!

So the new organiser section was made for me by Van der Spek. Marrying the two designs up in terms of leather finish and colour took a bit of work.

I took the A5 Mia Cara with me to the meet up in June and between Petra and myself we decided that the 'Janet Leather 104' was a nice contrast to the Mia Cara green. I also chose white stitching for the new organiser section. I was happy to settle with 25mm rings.

It was very special to sit and discuss my design ideas with Petra who a natural flair for what can and can't be done with leather.

I entrusted my modified drawing to Petra and the team and patiently waited for it to be made.

This is the result. As you can see there's no clasp but that isn't a problem, because in the outer jacket that has a clasp.


And here it is 'installed' in the Gillio Mia Cara outer jacket.


I like the contrast between the two colours. The original Gillio organiser section is green and cream on the inside. I think the natural brown goes very well with the Gillio green.


This shows the internal layout of the front inside cover with the pen loop as well. 



Closed with tabs and nothing sticks out the edge! I had the option of square or rounded corners. I picked rounded because it would then be easier to insert the organiser in to the outer jacket.


Very importantly, the organiser section fits in to the iPad slot of my small messenger bag perfectly.


Or if I really need to take the whole organiser including the outer jacket, the dividers easily come out and I can carry it all including my Gillio Giramondo and Van der Spek Nomad Travellers Notebooks, and slotted in the back my iPad Pro, 'planning' for any eventuality!


Here you can see the extra width compared to the Gillio organiser section. This photo also shows the difference in the internal layouts of the two.


The difference in size and design to a conventional A5 are fairly small. I had to impose a maximum height of 230mm to ensure it slotted into the Mia Cara ok. This maximum height is very similar to other A5's I already own.

It is surprising how much they vary in height. Overall width is the same as a normal 25mm ring A5 Manager at 405mm, the A5 Mia Cara insert measures just 375mm.

I've really settled in to using this new combination organiser this week. So far I am really enjoying using it.

I can now use my two luxury favourite brands in the one organiser!

Thank you to Petra Van der Spek for her patience and helping making my dreams come true!


29 July 2017

Web Finds - 29 July 2017

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 - 22 July 2017
  2. Future Podcast Topics
  3. William Hannah Discbound Notebook/Planner - Update
  4. Free For All Tuesday No. 338
  5. Web Finds - 25 July 2017
  6. The Hitchhikers Guide to the Plannerverse - Episode 60
  7. Who Will Be At PlannerCon Europe?
  8. Free For All Friday - No. 454 by Steve
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. 2018 Plannerisms planners are now available! - Plannerisms
  2. One Book July Update - Queen of Yarnia
  3. 10 Habits For A More Organized Life - Day Designer
  4. Time management Monday: Coloring planner page edges to indicate different times of year - Quo Vadis Blog
  5. The Six Ways I Use a Paper Planner To Keep Organized - I'm an Organizing Junkie
  6. Discbound Planners 101: How to Get Started Using a Discbound System - Strange & Charmed
  7. Filofax Cuban affair - The filofax
  8. TheMixMatchPlanner Feature - Karen's Obsessions
  9. What’s The Recipe For A Well-Organized Life? - Day Designer
  10. Speakers' Corner Saturday - 393 - Filomaniac
  11. 10 Simple Habits To Boost Your Productivity - Wendaful
  12. A Planner is no Magic Wand - Planning your life out on paper
  13. [FREE] The "Half-Half" Daily Docket - Planner Fun Plus
  14. TMN TIP: Write Down Your Big Idea Immediately - Time Management Ninja
  15. Restock: 5 medium Compagna colours - Blog | Gillio
  • 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.

And have you tried reading one of my Flipboard magazines yet? It works great on a tablet or smart phone, but you can view them on a desktop machine as well. Be sure to Follow the ones you like and you will get notifications when I update them.

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Enjoy

28 July 2017

Free For All Friday - No. 454 by Steve

Yesterday I started planning another London Meet Up. Most probably at the end of September.

I really enjoy these events meeting up with other planner users and Philofaxy readers. They are quite relaxed events, so there is no need to worry about meeting other people and having to explain why you are a paper planner user... we all know!

So today (Friday) I will be checking flight details and hotels etc. So look out for an announcement next week.

Meanwhile it is Friday so feel free to discuss anything planner related, ask questions and so on.

Have a great weekend.

27 July 2017

Who Will Be At PlannerCon Europe?

PlannerCon Europe is 28th and 29th October in Brussels, Belgium and there are going to be talks spread over the two days.

There will also be shops set up over the two days as well.

The list of speakers and sponsors for PlannerCon Europe is growing steadily.

Here are the details of the speakers/workshops.

On Saturday:
  • Steve Morton on finding or creating the perfect planner. I will be using my wealth of experience with many different organisers and planners to explore all the facets of planner design to help people formulate their own perfect planner. 
  • Rebecca Jay from DodoPad will talk about how she created her brand and being a women entrepreneur in the modern Plannerverse.
  • Prima Marketing will be doing a demo/workshop of their creative products
  • Theresa Hall will talk and show how to incorporate Bullet Journalling in to your daily planning routine. 
  • Other speakers as yet to be confirmed/revealed.
On Sunday:
  • 'As yet to be announced' keynote speaker...
  • A second Prima Marketing demo/workshop
  • Theresa Hall will be doing another session, but this time on Art Journalling for the Non-Artist
  • Other sessions as yet to be confirmed/announced. 
If you would like to be a speaker or conduct a workshop at PlannerCon please reach out to Mella mella@plannercon.eu

Look out for more news and additional details on the Schedule page of the PlannerCon website.

Confirmed vendors at PlannerCon include:
  • Leuchtturn1917 - High end paper and stationery products in a range of designs
  • Van der Spek - Handmade leather goods from their own family owned workshop in Holland
  • Dodo-Pad - Publisher of diaries and calendars for over 50 years
  • Gillio Firenze - Importer of luxury Italian leather planners
  • Prima Marketing - Prima planners and Traveler's Journals
More companies are in the process of signing up for the event so there will be more announced soon. 

Tickets are still for sale for the event at the low introductory price, but for how long more I don't know... buy now it is now only 3 months away. 

Full details at the PlannerCon Europe website. 


26 July 2017

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Plannerverse - Episode 60


Functional Planning - Macro and Micro Planning 

What is the difference between long term planning (Macro) and short term planning (Micro) and how should you approach both forms of planning, are they different or the same.

In this episode Karine and Steve try to dive in to this set of questions and discuss their approach to dealing with long term planning and mixing the two forms of planning to complete larger tasks and goals.

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

Show Notes (timings approximate)
00:00 - Introduction
01:45 - Long term vs Short term planning
03:00 - Achieving specific missions
04:00 - You can have several long term goal/projects
05:00 - Sequential or Parallel projects
07:00 - Contextual planning, Tabs
08:00 - Dividing goals in to manageable tasks
10:30 - Decide on the detail of your goal
12:30 - Record your progress and reward yourself for the progress you are making
14:30 - Include downtime in your planning
18:00 - Establishing business goals
19:00 - Working as part of a team
21:00 - Setting up your planner to monitor and plan long term goals
22:00 - Using your year planner, or more than one year planner and other planner formats
23:30 - Don't become a slave to the planner
26:00 - Keeping work and personal separate
28:00 - Don't give up on a particular layout, don't change for changes sake
29:00 - Don't get too detailed in set up of your planner

The Hedge! (After the 2016 annual cut!)

Episode 60 -  Functional Planning - Macro and Micro Planning


A direct download is also available here: Episode60.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 - Karine Tovmassian and Steve Morton
Editing and production - Steve Morton

Our Websites:
Karine: Plannerology, Karine Tovmassian (IG)
Steve: Philofaxy, Travellers Notebook Times, Mr Philofaxy (IG)
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: http://philofaxy.com/podcast/

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

Previous Episodes:

2017

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

2016 

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

25 July 2017

Web Finds - 25 July 2017

So I hope you have had a good weekend.

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

Meanwhile here are a selection of the latest Filofax videos for your enjoyment.
  1. Filofax meets Bulletjournal - KW 30 2017 - Do what you Love
  2. Filofax Setup (german) - James Pope
  3. Filofax meine wochen ich ueige sie euch - chrissy valente
  4. Filofax Planer!!! - DIY Queen
  5. Bullet Journal Style Plan with Me in A5 Filofax - Black and White - MichelkinDesigns
  6. Plan With Me ~Personal Planner~ FiloFax Domino~ Ft. NikkiPlusThree - Beth Graves BethBeautyandMore
  7. Bullet Journal in a Traveler's Notebook in a Filofax: Set-up and Flip Through - Plan with Jessy
  8. Filofax Compact Patent Lavender Personal Planner - Quick Setup - misshollyho
  9. Filofax eniTAB360 bemutat√≥ - MyFilofax Hu
  10. Filofax Unboxing | A5 Domino Patent Pine With Spots - Write With Talia
  11. Tour of New Filofax and Set Up - The Original Designing Diva
  12. FILOFAX SETUP 2017 - ANB Aaron Newland-Bentley
  13. Filofax A5 Planner Haul! - jessiej220
  14. [GER] Filofax Wochendeko // KW 29 - DaniHaPunkt
  15. [Filofax-Timelapse] KW 30/17: It's Ok To Be Blue - YasminLowe
  16. My Simple Budget Book Setup - Brandy Michelle Plans
  17. Wochendeko KW30 Filofax (timelapse) - farbe.auf.papier
  18. Filofax meets Bulletjournal - KW31 2017 -Molang - Do what you Love
  • 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. 
My Week Posts
  1. Plan With Me July 10th – 16th - The Stationery Geekette
  2. Plan with me || Hola - Karen's Obsessions
  3. My week #26 - She's Eclectic
  4. Plan With Me July 17th to 23rd - The Stationery Geekette
  5. My week #275 - Paper Lovestory
  6. Plan with me || Flamingos - Karen's Obsessions
  7. Plan With Me 24th – 30th July - The Stationery Geekette
  8. Pocket Page Process | Week 29 - Ugly Bug Plans
Enjoy.




Free For All Tuesday No. 338

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.

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

It is Tuesday after all so fire away.

24 July 2017

William Hannah Discbound Notebook/Planner - Update

It has been over a year since I did my initial review of the William Hannah A5 leather disc-bound notebook/planner.

A lot has happened since then, David Round (Owner of WH) has continued to work hard in developing the product and the brand in general.

In May 2016 we created a small but friendly Facebook user group for William Hannah. It has about 170 members, it has grown slowly in the last year with people doing the usual thing of sharing photos and asking questions etc.

David does the occasional live video to the group to bring us updates and show off new leather colours. Whilst these are live events, you can watch them at a later date if you missed them which is good.

I've recently ordered a paper punch that will work with this type of book, in my search for a suitable punch I discovered a few different types available. As with all punches it pays to do your research because of prices and availability can vary where ever you are in the world. (see the links at the end of this post)

My punch should be with me in the next couple of weeks. I'm looking forward to creating some of my own inserts for my WH notebook to try it out in different ways.

Other interesting news is that William Hannah is going to launch an A6 version of the William Hannah Notebook. The A6 model will have 6 discs compared to 8 discs on the A5, they will be the same diameter and the same spacing as the A5 model.

Once again there will be a selection of leather colour combinations available as 'off the shelf' models and like the A5 you will also be able to order bespoke combinations as well.

Look out for news on this new product on the William Hannah website, address below.

Like the A5 you will be able to order from William Hannah a selection of high quality paper packs in different styles for the A6 in the same way you can for the A5.

The paper supplied by William Hannah is of exceptional quality, no surprise really as David is a fountain pen fan!
The punches I found: 

23 July 2017

Future Podcast Topics

In case you have been wondering about the Podcast.... Karine is now back in the USA and we will soon be getting started again on regular episodes.

So what would you like us to talk about? We are happy to discuss anything planner related, not just ring bound planners, any sort of paper planners and how you use them etc.

We have done 50 odd episodes already, nearly 60 if you count the ones we have done with other people or on our own.

We are sure there is plenty of scope for other topics we haven't yet covered, or to revisit ones we have previously covered but may be revisit them from a different angle.

So please leave your ideas in the comments below and we will do our best to add them to our list for the coming weeks.

If you want to look at previous episodes please visit this link for the podcast episodes.

22 July 2017

Web Finds - 22 July 2017

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 - 15 July 2017
  2. Are you on Instagram?
  3. Mini Size Organisers
  4. Free For All Tuesday No. 337
  5. Web Finds - 18 July 2017
  6. Tell us about...... 15
  7. The Hitchhikers Guide to the Plannerverse - Episode 59
  8. Free for All Friday no. 453 by Nan
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. Extra pen into a Malden - The filofax
  2. Do I or Don't I? - Roses in December: Welcome To My Day
  3. Help Your Child Discover Their Planning Style - FranklinPlannerTalk
  4. 15 Reasons You should Have A Planner. - Mademoiselle
  5. How Values-Based Planning Will Change Your Life - Day Designer
  6. 2018 Future Pages - Planner Fun Plus
  7. My Current Favorite Planner Supplies - Strange & Charmed
  8. My New Filofax Compact Saffiano Planner - Seaweed Kisses
  9. Filofax Hamilton Zip personal - The filofax
  10. Speakers' Corner Saturday - 392 - Filomaniac
  11. Do-do you still use a Filofax Deskfax? - Dodevoted
  12. …and then some.. - knitsandplanners
  13. What Does Organization Look Like—In Real Life? - Day Designer
  14. The Only 3 Productivity Tips You Need to Know! - Strange & Charmed
  15. TMN TIP: Make Time to Plan, Review, and Prepare Every Day - Time Management Ninja
  16. Planner Friday - July - She's Eclectic
  17. Restock: A5 Mia Caras - Blog | Gillio
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21 July 2017

Free for All Friday no. 453 by Nan

Let's color our worlds today!

Do you use colored pages or colored ink in your organizer? Is it an important part of your organization system, or do you do it just to delight the eye?

Or do you like to see things in black-and-white? Maybe you can't see certain colors very well, or you find color distracting.

Of course, since it's Friday, all ring-bound organizer discussion is welcome!

20 July 2017

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Plannerverse - Episode 59


Plannercon Europe 

Plannercon Europe is creeping up on us in October 2017, I expand on some of the things that will happening at Plannercon in a few months time.

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

Show Notes (timings approximate)
00:00 - Introduction
01:20 - Background
02:30 - Activities during the two days.
04:00 - My talk
05:00 - The social side to the event
07:00 - PlannerCon FB group and Page
07:10 - Plannercon Website
09:00 - Booking travel and Hotels

Episode 59 -  Plannercon Europe


A direct download is also available here: Episode59.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 - Steve Morton
Editing and production - Steve Morton

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Previous Episodes:

2017

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

2016 

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
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