I love jigsaw puzzles!
The colors . . . the shapes . . . the clues . . .
Do You Love Jigsaw Puzzles or Hate Them?
Jigsaw puzzles seem to be something you either love or hate. There’s no in between.
People who say they don’t like puzzles tell me they don’t have the patience.
Me? Once I start one, I can’t leave it alone until it’s finished.
For me, it isn’t about patience. It’s more of an addiction.
In fact, there was a long spell when I deliberately didn’t work puzzles because they would consume me and I wouldn’t get anything else done.
But now I use them as therapy. What?!
When life gets complicated and I need to take a break, I work a jigsaw puzzle.
It’s a way to silence the noise of distractions and to let my subconscious think.
What’s the attraction?
I like the clues that each piece provides. A touch of blue, a part of an eye, the ruffle of a curtain. Does it go at the top of the puzzle, the bottom, or somewhere in between?
Successfully fitting a puzzle piece in place is thrilling. You want to do it again! It’s an adrenaline rush. Just one more, just one more.
While so many others headed out of town for the long weekend, I worked a 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzle!
Three days of focus and thrills and yes, some frustrations. Especially when I discovered my brand new puzzle was missing two pieces!
Jigsaw Puzzles are like Web Development
Each web development project I work on is like working a brand new puzzle.
Different needs. Different sizes. Different colors. Different shapes. Different challenges.
Every client, every business, has a completely different set of requirements.
One size doesn’t fit all, and why would you want it to?
That’s what I love about developing websites. I love the first meeting, when I talk one-on-one to someone about developing or redesigning a website.
What are THEIR needs, and perhaps more specifically what are the needs of their business?
Who are they trying to connect with? Customers? Clients?
Are they teaching something? Selling something?
Once we discuss their needs, I go about finding the puzzle pieces that will work for that particular project. What fits and what doesn’t?
I work closely with my clients until every piece is in place. They feel a sense of pride just as much as I do!
If you love jigsaw puzzles, and if you have ever had a website, I think you will agree that jigsaw puzzles are very similar to web development.