Blog Review: Planet Saedel

Saedel, a frequent commentator here on OpTempo requested a Free Blog Review of his blog, Planet Saedel.

Here’s the review…

What is Planet Saedel?

Blog Review: Planet Saedel

According to the About page, it’s the personal blog of Saedel Pensoy. He grew up in the Philippines but now lives in New Jersey USA. He’s got an interesting about page that tells a lot about him and the site. Saedel started the blog back in August 2007.

Site Design/Theme

The WordPress theme is a simple, two column right side bar, design with a custom logo graphic built around the K2 theme. It’s minimalist but looks good.

Navigation is quite good with sidebar navigation widgets. There’s also a slider navigator on the monthly archives that’s interesting. The sitemap, filed under Archives, is also a widget design. Unfortunately, it didn’t want to format the list well in Firefox 2.0. It had some overlapping text isues.

Monetization on Planet Saedel consists of an Amazon widget low in the sidebar. I would be surprised if this converts well. However, monetization isn’t that important on a personal blog. Saedel might consider trying some other advertising widgets to see how they perform if he wants to experiment with monetization. Saedel also does paid posts.


Planet Saedel covers a lot of topics, sort of like OpTempo does in a way. Here are some of the more interesting articles I found.

If you’ve wondered about using PayPerPost, Saedel wrote this informative article about them when he was trying to get accepted into their program, 5 Secrets PayPerPost Will Not Tell You Before Signing Up.

In Honda Accord LX 1990 he describes his struggles with a very used car. I’ve been there too Saedel.

And in BlogRush Censors Unfavorable Reviews? he talks about one of my pet Internet peeves BlogRush.


Planet Saedel is an enjoyable personal blog with some interesting observations. I didn’t see anything of significance that should be changed. If Saedel wants, he might try playing around with monetization ideas but personal blogs usually don’t generate much revenue.

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2008-01-11 01:30:54

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Comment by Saedel
2008-01-11 01:33:32

Frank, thanks for the review. I appreciate it. Btw, is your old car still running? :P


Comment by jfc
2008-01-11 07:04:28

Hi Saedel,

My current vehicle is a 1995 mini-van that’s right at 150K miles. It’s doing OK for now.

An earlier vehicle of similar age and mileage I owned a few years ago caught on fire in one of the worst places possible during afternoon rush hour, the intersection of two major interstates here in Atlanta. That was an exciting moment.

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