Who Are We?
Hi, my name is Scott Austin Sidler and I’m crazy about all things historical, old, vintage, whatever you want to call them. I’m especially fond of the incredible craftsmanship that went into building the historic homes across America. So crazy in fact, that I started my own company, Austin Home Restorations, to restore these old beauties to their former charm in the middle of the worst housing market since The Great Depression!
And soon after, this blog grew out of my desire to reach more people and share my experiences in the hopes of re-educating America about the value and usefulness of all things old. I write mainly about the how-to’s of historic home restoration. How to fix and how to maintain to pieces of old buildings that other contractors will say “Oh, no one does that anymore.” My company does all these forgotten art forms and I teach my readers all about it.
I also share inspiration pieces about old home life, design and architecture, Orlando history and buildings and a few other related subjects that pique my interest.
Who Are Our Readers?
Our readers are part of a focused niche of creative minded homeowners and preservation professionals. Our readers are fans of old houses, DIY, historic preservation, repurposed decor, green building, local Orlando home and garden events. With a readership of 59% women and 41% men we appeal largely to the decision makers of the home concerning remodeling and renovation.
Why Advertise With The Craftsman?
Our site is young and growing rapidly! 9 months ago we had only about 400 monthly unique visitors. As of August 2012 we have grown to right at 10,000 monthly unique visitors. We also have a strong social media presence including Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest. We have continuing features on The National Trust for Historic Preservation, a 5-part series on HistPres.com, and are one of the Top Contributors for Bob Vila Nation (where we have held all 5 of the top 5 posts several times!) Our work is also featured by Miami Preservation in their quarterly distributions.
What Advertising Do We Offer?
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