24 February 2018

Web Finds - 24 February 2018

So I hope you have had a good week

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

Here are some Philofaxy posts you might have missed this week:
  1. Web Finds - 17 February 2018
  2. Future Podcast Topics - Update
  3. Philofaxy Meet Ups
  4. Free For All Tuesday - No. 368
  5. Web Finds - 20 February 2018
  6. How Often Do You Visit Philofaxy
  7. Planner Peace
  8. Free For All Friday No 484 by Laurie
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. Using a ring organiser to plan your garden – Part 2 - This Bug's Life
  2. Speakers‘ Corner Saturday - 423 - Filomaniac
  3. Planner Quote: February 19, 2018 - FranklinPlannerTalk
  4. Using a ring organiser to plan your garden – Part 3 - This Bug's Life
  5. Plans and Goals - I Love It All
  6. Paper-only planning? - Quo Vadis Blog
  7. Using a ring organiser to plan your garden – Part 4 - This Bug's Life
  8. 57 Time-Management Hacks for College Students - College@Home
  9. The Top 3 Time Robbers and How to Overcome Them - FranklinPlannerTalk
  10. Using a ring organiser to plan your garden – Part 5 - This Bug's Life
  11. A Tour of My Personal Filofax - Living in Saturn
  12. Are You Capturing Your Good Ideas? - Getting Things Done
  13. Using a ring planner to further your career – Part 1 - This Bug's Life
  14. Planner Friday - February - She's Eclectic
  15. Using a ring planner to further your career – Part 2 - This Bug's Life
  16. Time management Monday: The importance of seeing white space in your days - Quo Vadis Blog
  17. Using a ring planner to further your career – Part 3 - This Bug's Life
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23 February 2018

Free For All Friday No 484 by Laurie

Steve's recent post on using Outlook together with your paper planner got me wondering if anyone uses only a paper planner for planning anymore?

I don't use an electronic calendar of any kind: all my planning is on paper. But I know I'm in the minority these days.

Many people have to use an electronic calendar system at work, and some also need one to coordinate family schedules.

Other people like to decorate their planners and keep their appointments electronically, then add them to their planner the week of along with their stickers etc.

Am I the only one who uses only paper for planning?

And as always on Fridays, feel free to discuss and/ or ask anything ring binder related!

22 February 2018

Planner Peace

'Planner Peace' or 'Organiser Peace' in our case is often banded around on-line and I've been asked the question numerous times.
"Have you achieved Planner Peace?"
If you say yes, then of course there are lots of follow up questions! Like how did you achieve 'Planner Peace'?

For me it was partly about finding a diary insert that worked for my own needs. The one you see below is the one I've been using since 2012. I used it for a few months in 2011 as well.

That isn't the full story though, you need to consider how you use the diary insert in conjunction with the organiser that holds the pages and where and when you are using it.

The organiser I use most is my Custom A5 Van der Spek, it is certainly not the most expensive one that I own. It only has 25mm rings and it is quite soft and supple, which means it slots in to my bag perfectly. I do occasionally swap in to other A5's, but this is the one I come back to.

The internal layout has pockets for other bits of paper and documents that I like to keep together. And having two pen loops means I have a pen and pencil always at the ready.

My other 'secret' was to have split my pages in to those I need to access on a daily basis, such as my planner pages and a few notes pages. And the infrequent sections which live in another A5 which stays close to hand on my desk, but I don't carry all these extra pages around with me.

So have I really achieved 'Planner Peace' ? I guess I have, if it is working for me and the fact I'm still using the same inserts etc.

Can my set up be improved? I guess so, but changes will evolve rather than big changes.

How about you?

21 February 2018

How Often Do You Visit Philofaxy

I've created a poll in the side bar, which you will need to use a desktop/laptop to see, to see how often people visit Philofaxy.

I'm not too concerned if people aren't visiting every day, which would be nice of course. But the outcome of the poll will help me plan posts in terms of how often we might need to repeat important information, so people don't miss things.

Details of each days posts on Philofaxy as you might know go out automatically or manually to a variety of places:
  • RSS feed.
  • By Email to subscribers (see the box in the side bar to subscribe).
  • Twitter (@philofaxy and @philofaxynews ).
  • Flipboard (Filofax Focus see the side bar also).
  • Facebook groups, this varies depending on the topic.
However, I realise that there is a lot of pressure on peoples time every day of the week these days. 

Thank you for taking part in the poll it will close early in March.