Diligence: Aero-Vac Alloys & Forge – Interfanatic Customer Spotlight

Aero-Vac Alloys & Forge, for our Customer Spotlight on Diligence, an Interfanatic Quality

Last week, we talked about how kindness can change the world. Well, this week, we’ll talk about how properly applied diligence will change your life.

It certainly has done that for our client, the good folks at Aero-Vac Alloys & Forge in Kamala, Washington. And it also changed the life of Oscar Micheaux, a writer and early filmmaker, and the source of this week’s quote.

Diligence is about doing the work, whether it be grunt work or technical work, every day. It’s about finding ways to make less work every day. It’s about getting things done, better, every day. And we apply diligence to our projects and our work for our client every day. Diligence makes progress. Through diligence, we make progress for our clients every day. (Even if it’s just a little bit.)

Aero-Vac Alloys & Forge: Standard and Exotic Metal Alloys for High-Tech Implementations

The folks at AVAF are nothing if they ain’t diligent. They are highly skilled precision craftsmen working with metals, both exotic and mundane. But the metal specifications they work with are precise and exacting. That’s because the stainless steel alloys, titaniums, and high-strength alloy steels they produce to exacting specifications end up in aircraft, racecars, spacecraft, and all sorts of high-tech applications that require perfection.

Personal moment: I love working with companies in the aerospace industry. As a bit of a nerd myself, it’s exciting for me to know we’re contributing to the advancement of exploration and technology, if but in our own small way.

We’ve been working with Tim and team for many years now – well over a decade. We helped them get established on the Internet with a website all those years ago, and it was recently time for a redesign. You might have read about it; I was proud of the way our transition between sites didn’t lose any traffic. AVAF’s SEO is important to their business operations, which is one of the main reasons they work with us. We’re great at making sure their site shows up in search.

The Aero-Vac Alloys & Forge website is responsive, meaning it works well on both a desktop computer screen and a mobile phone.

Another thing we addressed in this site redesign is responsiveness. Responsive design is a bit of an over-complicated way our industry has decided to describe a website that works on many devices. AVAF’s old site worked alright on mobile phones, but the new one works even better.

In this quick video, I show you the site in both desktop computer and mobile phone formats. Note that the site works just fine both ways. Go ahead and try it yourself…

Try it both on your desktop computer and on your cellphone: https://aerovacalloyforge.com

Diligence: An Interfanatic Quality

There is no barrier to success which diligence and perseverance cannot hurdle.

Oscar Micheaux

Oscar Micheaux is an interesting character too much forgotten by history. He’s a black filmmaker who made films from the black perspective. They weren’t about white people that dealt with black people, they were about black people who dealt with white people.

He was a great story teller. And I’m sure, as all people are, there may be complications with his character. But he accomplished so much in a world that was not made for him. And, the way he tells it, he did that with diligence.

Diligence is a great quality to work on because nobody disrespects a hard worker. If you work hard and you find ways to improve your work so you can get more done, you get respect. Alternatively, nobody respects sloth.

So, we work diligently for our clients. We always try to bring more with our diligence. And we’re grateful Micheaux did the same.

Interfanatic Service Focus: Interfanatic Basic Responsive Design

Last week, we explained the benefits of blogging and content production with our Basic Content Works. Today, we talk more about responsive design.

The way we build websites, we often don’t have to apply a custom design. We can just work with something extremely to get an idea or a company started. But if there’s a little room in the budget for design, our Basic Responsive Design certainly goes a long way.

And if you really want something special, something that hasn’t been done before, opt for our The Works Design.

The main difference between all of our design services is budget. More budget means more flexibility, and more feedback from you. No design budget? No problem, but you’re kinda stuck with what we give you. Some website design budget? That opens the possibilities, and you get some revision control. Unlimited design budget? Let’s do something special, perfect when you say it’s perfect.

“All of the sites we create work on both mobile phones and desktop. Some of the businesses we work with see 70% or more mobile traffic.”

And all sites we create work on both mobile phones and on desktop. Both are critical in 2021. But how critical really depends on your business. Some of the businesses we work with see 70% mobile traffic or more. Some see only 30%, as their customers prefer to (or just naturally, by course of business) use their desktop or laptop computers.

Any way you look at it, we’ve got you covered.

Interfanatic: Doing it. Every day…

Some days, we get into flow and everything is fun. Other days, we have to trudge through, trying to figure out a strange problem. But even when we encounter problems, we have systems and processes that simplify the issue. We’ve most likely handled this one before. We’ll figure it out eventually! We always do. We always do because we insist upon diligence. Like AVAF, like Micheaux, our inspirations to remain diligent this week.


Diligence: VDB Coins – Interfanatic Customer Spotlight

George Huber's VDB Coins, for our Customer Spotlight on Diligence, an Interfanatic Quality

…all things are accomplished by diligence and labor.

Menander

As things are in 2021, they were 2350 years ago, when Menandros wrote great thoughts: they present themselves in drama. Menander was a playwright, a poet, and a comedian in Greece almost 400 years before the death of Christ. We see aphorisms and axioms presented in our modern drama, be it Bridgerton or The Right Stuff or The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel today, all reflecting aspects of the ancient human struggle.

Our problems are not new. Though this quote might be used by the Communist Xi to inspire his people to labor, we can also use it to reinforce our own work ethic.

Menander’s full quote is (undoubtedly a poor translation of the original Greek, but there we are), “He who labors diligently need never despair, for all things are accomplished by diligence and labor.”

I write now as this week I have labored diligently, to bring equity to my being. I have been afforded so much and must afford more, so I must labor diligently to pay for my space. To make a difference.

As it is with all of us: the human condition. And nobody understands that better than George Huber of VDB Coins. In the face of an ever-changing market, George labors diligently with his love of numismatics. He takes my recommendations and writes regularly on his website. The result is better positioning within the search engines.

As he labors diligently, we labor diligently for him.

Diligence: An Interfanatic Quality

It’s easy to work diligently when your customers are happy. It’s easy to work diligently when your customers appreciate your effort.

When things are not going well, we must dig down and keep working diligently until things are well again. When things are not going well, the motivation is to make them well. But when all is well, it’s important to keep on top of it – to keep things there, and going better.

George Huber of VDB Coins is Diligent

Selling coins is not always sexy. There’s a lot of cataloging, a lot of careful inspection, a great deal of labor that goes into a successful coin business. And, of course it can be dangerous. There are many fraudsters lurking, and storing inventory is itself a serious security issue.

To succeed, you must be diligent. And George is that. Especially in this age when everyone is vying for the attentions of the Internet, one must be diligent in their efforts.

We recommend writing and posting regularly to your site. Providing the search engines with regular, fresh, key-word rich, and most importantly valuable content is one way to get noticed and climb the ranks. Your content must be good – not spammy. You must provide information to your customers that they find valuable. But most important, you must be diligent about it. Don’t put it off – do it, and the results will come.

“The search engines reward George’s diligence, and we reward his diligence with our own.”

When George came to us a couple of years ago looking for a site redesign, we emphasized the importance of regular content updates. George loves his online coin shop, and he remains diligent in updating its content. The result is that he has increased his search position since the redesigned site launched in a couple of critical areas.

The search engines reward George’s diligence, and we reward his diligence with our own. The result is a solid website its business owner enjoys.

Interfanatic Service Focus: Interfanatic Basic Social Media Marketing

Social Media is ALL about diligence. You must post regularly, and you must interact with your followers continually.

It’s work. It’s hard work – not back-breaking, but certainly thoughtful work. Theorizing and enacting a lasting strategy of regular, constant posting takes work. It takes diligence.

If you don’t have the ability, we’re here to help. We can help you come up with a strategy and enact it. Interfanatic can even create content for you – content to use on your website, social media, email marketing – whatever!

We have managed some extremely successful social media campaigns for some major brands through the years. Interfanatic takes pride in our ability to work with budgets of all sizes.

If you need our assistance, it is our pleasure to help.

Interfanatic: Laboring with Diligence

We’ show up every day to do the tasks we and enjoy and the ones nobody enjoys. That’s our job. We do it, constantly, so that you don’t have to. We encourage you to, but if you’d rather, we can do that. Just ask us.


This week’s image:
Interfanatic‘s founder, Ryan Delane, takes or creates every image you see in our social feed.

Diligence, an Interfanatic Quality. Interfanatic Digital Marketing founder Ryan Delane takes or creates every image you see in our social feed.
Diligence, an Interfanatic Quality. Interfanatic Digital Marketing founder Ryan Delane takes or creates every image you see in our social feed.

I took this from a friend’s apartment, high within the Long Beach city skyline. On the left, the cranes of the Port of Los Angeles silhouetted against the Palos Verdes Peninsula, then the Wells Fargo building. As the sun sets on another day in the city, I’m thoughtful. I think about the people who show up and work diligently every day to make that town – and every town – go around. We live in a beautiful place. I’m blessed.

Diligence: 1st Stop Urgent Care – Interfanatic Customer Spotlight

The 1st Stop Urgent Care Clinics, for our Customer Spotlight on Diligence, an Interfanatic Quality

Diligence overcomes Difficulties,
Sloth makes them.

Poor Richard, aka Benjamin Franklin

Poor Richard, over two hundred years ago, adapted an English quote from the 1500s to create this succinct gem.

Difficulties happen. With diligence, these difficulties are eventually removed. With the opposite of diligence, they just keep a-coming.

That’s why when you employ somebody to do a job for you, you need that person (or group) to not quit, no matter how much the troubles mount. It can be difficult to stick with fixing a problem when more and more keep piling on. We’ve all been there. It’s life.

In life, often, the best defense is a great offense. So it is with difficulties; thus quoth Franklin.

We take on those difficulties, those challenges of work, and we vanquish them.

Diligence: An Interfanatic Quality

We see diligence as a way of life. The thought of an unfinished project, or one not completed the best way it could be – that’s the ultimate frustration. We would much rather complete the project, and complete it brilliantly. We enjoy it when customers entrust us and empower us to do our job properly.

Our customers are diligent, and we match or exceed their work ethic whenever we can.

1st Stop Urgent Care – Diligence, Every Day

When Dr. Raphael Argueta came to us, he was in a bind. His old web company (who was very good, from the looks of it), unfortunately was unable to survive. Business is hard for everyone, of course. But business comprised of web geeks seem particularly prone to failure.

That’s okay. We’re here for that.

We got his websites back up to speed and we’re doing our diligence to keep them running well. We’re so glad Dr. Argueta found us!

Dr. Raphael Argueta is just the kind of customer we love. Dr. Argueta good things for the world, and we get to be involved! He runs two urgent care clinics in Southern California, and every day he and his staff help people live longer, healthier, happier lives.

“Dr. Argueta good things for the world, and we get to be involved!”

And because we get to work with Dr. Argueta, we get to help people in our own little way. We’d love to work with more Dr. Arguetas.

Dr. Argueta’s clinics are great. Check them out! The sites need a bit of work, but we’re working with Dr. Argueta toward that goal. For now, they’re running nicely: 1st Stop Urgent Care – Camarillo, 1st Stop Urgent Care – Torrance.

Get Interfanatic Diligence on Your Team:
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Our hosting packages come with site maintenance built-in.

It used to be that you could build a website and leave it there. Of course, that’s never been the best way to use a website – but it was possible. Unfortunately now, that’s not the case. They need constant care and feeding to keep the hackers away.

So, we take care of all that, and if you need quick changes made to your site, that’s usually covered, too. As is an SSL Certificate – something you definitely want with your modern website.

We’ll be diligent about keeping your website up-to-date and you can worry about your business. (And, of course, we have many ways to help you get more business.)

Interfanatic and Diligence

We use our diligence to overcome difficulties and prevent many more. Stuff happens, but with us on your side, you have a better chance for greater success.

Because when you’re successful, we feel successful. It is our pleasure to help. It is our pleasure to be diligent in the face of difficulties. It’s what we do.


This week’s image:
Interfanatic‘s founder, Ryan Delane, takes or creates every image you see in our social feed.

Diligence, an Interfanatic Quality. Interfanatic Digital Marketing founder Ryan Delane takes or creates every image you see in our social feed.
Diligence, an Interfanatic Quality. Interfanatic Digital Marketing founder Ryan Delane takes or creates every image you see in our social feed.

This duomo required great diligence to create. The artwork is spectacular. And though the Catholic Church is always controversial, I sincerely believe that it, as most churches, on the whole does more good than harm with its own brand of diligence.