20 September 2017

Web Finds Issues

I've lost track of when I started doing web finds, it must be well over five years now.

The posts these days are Tuesdays and Saturdays. They have changed in format over the years compared to what we have now. 

Sadly you can't have failed to notice that the size and content of the posts is not like it used to be during the peak years, when there was so many posts I had to split them between Tuesday and Saturday. 

There are on-going issues with producing both posts that I would like to make you aware of. 

The video post on Tuesday has a couple of issues, starting with the reduced number of videos that are appearing in my searches each week. I search on the various brand names as the most obvious way of finding suitable videos. 

I have a new minor issue about obtaining the title and the link to the videos on You Tube since they redesigned their site. Using my established method I now end up with four spaces before and after the title of the video that need to be edited out each time! I have a temporary work around for this though. 

There is also an increasing number of channels being pirated on You Tube. The pirates steal the content and upload it and add adverts to them to make money off other peoples content. Sometimes it is easy to spot these pirate channels and were possible I find the real owners of the content and advise them to report it to You Tube. 

Occasionally these videos have been included in Web Finds and if someone contacts me to point out that they know a video is pirated then I do remove it from listing. 

It would be helpful if You Tube creators included their channel name in the title of the video, then the pirated ones would stand out better.

To avoid this in future it would be very helpful to me if I had a list of known video channels that regularly make content available that you find interesting to watch that will appeal to other Philofaxy readers.

Question 1, which channels are you subscribed to for good content featuring organisers? 


The Saturday post is just blog posts from around the internet that feature organisers or information that I believe will be of interest to organiser users in general. 

Yes I've had to bend the rules a bit in the last few months to make the lists a reasonable length otherwise there will hardly be much in them each week. 

Finding new blogs isn't easy these days, especially as Google don't have a 'Blog' category any more. 

When I find a new blog I add it in to my monitoring system which flags up when there are new posts. Even if the blog features only the occasional organiser or planning blog post I continue to monitor it. 

Quite a few people have dropped out of the blogging scene in the last couple of years, it is very time consuming to keep a good blog ticking over with new and fresh content each day/week/month. I think I'm fairly well qualified to be a judge of that!!  

The dormant blogs either go quiet or disappear completely. I remove the ones from the system that get shut down. 

Question 2, are there any blogs out there that you know about, that we miss out of Philofaxy Web Finds that you believe should be included? 

Please let me know your thoughts in the comments below. 

Thank you.

Note: The same issues also apply to the videos shared on Travellers Notebook Times as well! 

19 September 2017

Web Finds - 19 September 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. Franklin Covey Planner Setup - Venus Danielle
  2. How I use sheet protectors in my planner binder and where I buy cheap inserts - Franklin Covey - Tonya Plans
  3. Kate Spade Wellesley Zipper Removal | Tutorial - Dani Planorama
  4. Plan With Me // 18th - 24th September 2017 - Gemma Rose Crafts
  5. I've Gone RINGBOUND!!!!! Kikki K Medium Planner Set Up with Cocoa Daisy (mostly)...  - Rachel Blundell
  6. Kikki.K RINGS Set-Up! September 2017 | Functional & Decorative - Diary Of A Planner Girl
  7. September Planner Line Up - Erin Condren, Foxy Fix, Kikki K! - Rachel Blundell
  8. PLAN WITH ME | A5 / Large Kikki.k Planner | YES CAPTAIN - ms.paperlover
  9. Filofax Setup Herbst - Frau Papierliebe
  10. mein Filofax / Bullet Journal - Jackie Alice - Jackie Alice
  11. Filofax Wochendeko KW 37 | 2017 | mit VERLOSUNG | planningcat - planningcat_
  12. A5 Filofax September 2017 Monthly Spread - Nichelle Davis
  13. Filofax Finsbury Compact Set-Up [refilmed] - H of MD
  14. Filofax Ochre Malden Set Up November 2015 - Teri Castro
  15. HOW TO: FILOFAX SAFFIANO PERSONAL. Come decoro la mia AGENDA - Rika_Chan
  16. Filofax Tag Teil 2 - FannyFleurxoxo
  17. FILOFAX DEKO KW 36 | the struggle | deutsch - dekoRIAt
  18. NUOVA ORGANIZZAZIONE AGENDA FILOFAX DOMINO PATENT! -MyPinkWorld 18 - MyPinkWorld 18
  19. Filofax Planner Organiser Set-Up - A5 Finsbury Vertical Tour & Walk-Through, Functional Decorative - Lens Of Living
  20. Plan with Me Pocket Filofax Malden Planner - Robin's Nest
  21. Filofax pocket domino - MrsYno Plans
  22. Wochendeko KW 37 - Filofax Original Navy - Nixxes
  23. [Filofax-Timelapse] KW 38/17: Fluffy Like Cotton - YasminLowe
  24. Filofax Mini Malden - Tara L1969
  25. Déco Filofax Saffiano Gold #1 - Carrément- Kat
  26. Unboxing Filofax Domino Soft Pink - prime impressioni e recensione flash - Bi Fashion Craft and Art
  27. Decoriamo insieme l'agenda Filofax Personal || 18-24 SETTEMBRE - Dany Bii
  28. My First Planner (Filofax) and Post It Supplies - Lovely Little Things
  29. First Flip Through: Malden Filofax - My Planner Styler
  • 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. 
Enjoy.



Free For All Tuesday - No. 346

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.

18 September 2017

A6 Year Planner - Vertical Format

Another insert that we have never been asked for, a year planner but in vertical format rather than horizontal format and by popular request for Pocket size. The A5 version is here, the Personal version is here and the Pocket version is here.

It looks like this:


Please note I used colour shading on this one just to enhance it a little bit. The downloads come with a 'normal' 12.5% grey shading we use on nearly all our inserts, but it is easy enough to change.

You can print out this out on a single sheet of A4, do not scale it, print it 100%, trim the printed page to 148mm high by 287mm wide, punch and then 'Z-fold' to fit a A6 size organiser.

The folds are at 105mm and approximately 196mm from the left hand edge.


You can download 2018 versions here in Word and PDF formats.

If you want to customise this insert to your own requirements you need to download the source files here Word file and the Excel file, you will need both.

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.

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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