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Love Torn & Angsty

Kong Journal

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Love Torn & Angsty

Julian James

Keeping a journal has only once been a consideration of mine. I was 14, love torn, angsty but passionate about everything; the last being being a characteristic I’ve happily retained whilst losing the others. Sadly, due to losing said journal, I stopped writing my innermost and continued through life unhindered by documentation... and, of course, legally admissible evidence. On occasion though I’ve looked back and wondered what my words might have unveiled; what insights into my youthful mind would they have shone a light on. And, for a moment, wished I’d continued my feverish, irrational sprawls. The reality is, I’d more likely have been waxing about how totally unfair it was having to clean up after myself—both literally and metaphysically—than recording anything of any profoundness. 

Here we are though, at a point just South of launching Kong, when once again I feel drawn to write daily (let’s be realistic here... weekly) and record my thoughts. I mean, how often do you find yourself in a position of such amazing fortune. 

Insert clichéd wobbly ‘going-back-in-time’ effect here.

In the beginning there was us, an award winning (an ironically non-differentiating label) digital design agency that created powerful custom SaaS systems and bespoke websites for entrepreneur and global brands. So many times we watched our clients take our work and build successful businesses. So many times we all thought aloud, “We should do this for ourselves!” And, as if by magic, no shop keeper appeared. Something better happened. We became a part of the amazing Parcel Monkey Group. 

So, we’re finally getting the opportunity to ‘put our money where our mouths are’ and we’re building Kong—the final piece of the Groups ongoing strategy to offer an end-to-end eCommerce solution—a hosted shopping cart solution that will run alongside our parcel delivery comparison site and fulfilment services. Whether you’re a starter-upper, an ebayer, entrepreneur or established business wanting to ‘go digital’ for the first time even just to move to a store with a better experience. We’re here to support you at any stage on your path to global eCommerce domination. 

Frankly, I’m not sure of how my own personal journal entries will help with anything other than procrastination but you might at least find it interesting to see how a service focussed company makes the transition to a product one.