Jun 23, 2011

The Secret to Content Developing: Focus

I was talking with a friend yesterday about how as a content developer, I am constantly learning about new things and I love that.  She agreed that we are both the types who love to learn about how things are made and how people live and work.  Often I get to go behind the scenes and learn how things work and how businesses operate to manufacture, produce, install or sell such things.  So much exciting stuff!!
But being "a bear of little brain," I often find it difficult to focus.

I tend to filter all new information through the world of childhood fiction and fairy tales.  The worlds of Christopher Robin and Winnie-The-Pooh, Dr. Seuss, Peter Cottontail, Curious George, the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (what a wardrobe!!), Toy Story, etc.

Sometimes, when the new client is talking to me -- just sometimes --
my mind wanders.  My eyes pop.  Fantastic plots run through my head.

Like when I toured The Race Shop's new building and when I looked at this:

- -I really saw this:

Or when I visited Bill's Pickin' Parlor and saw a real, live version of The Claw!
So when we recently visited a new client and toured his shop, I was gone again when I saw this:

which, to me, looked much like this:
And made me think of this:

. . .and I could only think of racing on stretchers with Eva!  We could compete with Connie, Ryan & Keegan!  And Emily Ann with the boys!  Like a soapbox derby.... which reminds me .... wasn't there another Curious George book about a soapbox derby?

1 comment:

Marjorie said...

This is so you. You got a wild imagination. Like last night when you busted out laughing picturing Dad and Joe in that big old computer room...