#1 – Open For Business

Welcome! The Saloon of Literature is now officially open for business. Please come in and have a seat. Have a drink. A bag of crisps or two. Maybe a bag of pork scratchings?

The Saloon is designed to be a place of solace for all you busy internet marketers, where you can come to read and take part in open, honest discussions. Sometimes our musings will be tongue in cheek, and sometimes they will aim to incite, inflame and provoke. Please feel free to take any bait and run with it.

We have lots of ideas for content, in various forms and configurations, and welcome any comments or suggestions you may have in this regard.

Our first proper post will be released later today. For now, we will simply copy and paste our ‘Behind the Bar’ page for your delectation, for as a wise man once said. “It’s not duplicate content if you put quotes marks around it.”

Bottoms up,
Sean, Patrick and Anthony

Saloon of Literature - Behind the Bar

“The Saloon of Literature is a watering hole for the mind. The Saloon is run by three procacious young barstewards; Sean Revell, known for the most annoying domain name ever, Anthony Pensabene, known for his content-based musings, and Patrick Hathaway, known for his refreshingly honest posts about link reconsideration.

The Saloon will play host to opinion and insight on the overlapping worlds of SEO, social media, digital marketing and business. This blog was borne of a mutual hatred of blog comments of the form, ‘This is awesome, thanks for sharing’. Such meaningless banality has no place in the Saloon, where patrons are encouraged to participate in healthy debate and offer up the value of perspective. The Saloon is a place where lonely drinkers can go if they don’t agree with something, or if they want to challenge convention, rather than drowning in a self-regurgitating echo chamber of bullshit.

In the Saloon, opinion is revered. Conjecture is entertained. Banter is positively endorsed.

We will not condemn you, we will not ostracize or exclude you; for we are as you – lonely drinkers at the bar.”


  1. Reply
    ohgm November 1, 2012

    This is awesome, thanks for sharing.

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      Sean November 1, 2012

      Well I suppose this was (in)bound to happen?

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        Patrick Hathaway November 1, 2012

        Damn. Wish I’d thought of that.

        • Reply
          Sean November 1, 2012

          You snooze, you lose…

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    Iain November 1, 2012

    Howdy. Pint of your finest ale please, barkeep.

    • Reply
      Sean November 1, 2012

      No problem Iain 🙂 Here’s a fresh pint of inbounder’s piss, enjoy!

      • Reply
        Iain November 1, 2012

        Mm. Better than I expected.

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          Sean November 1, 2012

          It’s weird that’s what most people say. #TeamInbound

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    ohgm November 1, 2012

    It was inevitable(I’m sorry, I think).

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    To hour, Chris “Cameo” Dyson and myself are the only ones exercising Saloon aliases.. #justhashin

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    Also, I’m not modifying American spelling here. We exploited and took Indian land for something…

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      Patrick November 3, 2012

      Do you normally alter your spelling a-la ‘when in Rome’? That is remarkably thoughtful.

      I have never considered doing the reverse, does that make me an ignoramous? I do wonder how many of my fellow Brits do this when on American soil. I think we typically have a stuck up attitude of misplaced superiority, like ‘you changed our language!’. As if English wasn’t a mish-mash of European influences in the first place.

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        Anthony November 3, 2012

        it would have been funnier if you asked, “Do you altar your spelling a-la “when in Rome”? …

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    Keith November 2, 2012

    Howdy as Rand would say. Is everything better with beards?

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