Judie Stanford is a Gadgets Blogger who specializes in In depth reviews that anyone can understand
Hi, I’m Judie Lipsett, Gear Diary’s founder and Editor in Chief. I got my start in late 1999 by answering a software reviewer request at the now defunct smaller.com. By mid 2000 I was an occasional reviewer at The Gadgeteer. Within six months I was Julie Strietelmeier’s writing partner, and for the next six years I had the privilege of being part of the Gadgeteer’s enormous growth from a well regarded enthusiasts’ site into a world-wide recognized authority on gadgets, gizmos and their accessories. Due to my years of work at the Gadgeteer and my continued work here at Gear Diary, I have earned a solid reputation as a respected gadget reviewer.
Something not commonly know about Judie Stanford:
Over the years, I’ve been mentioned or interviewed in Popular Science, The New World of Communication and many other web, television, radio and print sources. I’ve been profiled by several online sites including Born Rich, My Open Wallet, Elite Choice, and Rohdesign, and my reviews are regularly quoted all over the web. With Julie Strietelmeier, I co-wrote a monthly column for the Philippine magazine, The Reviewer. I was a recipient of the 2006 Sigma Kappa Colby Award. I am a member of Mobius, and as such am recognized as a member of its “invitation-only community of the world’s most influential technology pundits and online writers.” I am also proud to be part of the reason why The Gadgeteer won recognition as a member of C|Net’s Blog 100. In addition to editing Gear Diary, I have contributed (or still contribute) to Device Diary, Girls Gone Mobile, MYiPhone, pocketnow.com, Geek.com, Just Another Mobile Monday, SlashGear, Clinton Fitch (Dot) Com!, Pocket PC Thoughts and Just Another iPhone Chat; I have also been on the panel of judges for both Handango’s and SmartPhone & Pocket PC Thoughts Magazine’s Software awards.
My hope is that Gear Diary visitors will find this site to be a comfortable and friendly place to discuss interesting topics – and not only those that are tech related, as well as a location to discover various types of gear – whatever that term may end up implying – that they never knew existed.
My specialty is in-depth reviews written in a layman’s terms, because everyone can understand technology; sometimes it just takes a little translating. The site was launched in September 2006
History of the blog
I started Gear Diary on September 30, 2006, and my goal was that this not be an easily labeled site. We all have gear that we use daily – some of it electronic and some of it organic. I think it is fascinating to explore the equipment that makes our lives easier, more entertaining, more productive, and more manageable.