Tuesday, November 11, 2008



It's been a year since I started blogging. Well, November 5th has been a year since I put up my first post, but since I completely forgot to check the exact date, I'm a bit late with the celebration post.

Ever since I heard about the concept of blogging, I wanted to start a blog of my very own. The problem was, I had nothing at all to write about, so I didn't start a blog. I did however check out other blogs (mostly frumsatire ). I also checked out blogger, and filled out a bunch of stuff to start the blog, but I kept the account closed.

A few years later, I was sitting bored in front of a computer at the Brooklyn College Library (I had a 3 hour gap between classes) and I started reading the news, then I flipped out, and well...I wrote a post, opened up my blogger, and posted it!! I had no readers. I had no idea what I should name the blog or anything, so at first I just called it "Just Ranting", which I knew was really lame, but I figured it was ok for the time being.

Later, that day at one of my philosophy classes I decided "Hey, I like writing about this stuff, I love my major, why not make a blog about how I'm skeptical of frum people's ways, and compare some of their ideas and philosophy with the type of things I'm learning about in class?"

And so I decided on the name One Frum Skeptic.

I tried very hard to write about philosophical issues ALL the time. It didn't work out at all. Even from the beginning I was mostly ranting. Definitely not as much as now, but still.

Basically, I wanted more posts like Judaism and Existentialism and the Game of Life.

I also wanted to have alot of cute/funny posts such as If I rule the world and What if they genetically engineered a pig ?

Well...this blog has a life of its own, or should I say my brain has a little part of it dedicated solely to my blogging, and it has developed my being a crazy and outrageous ranter?


I'm all ok with that. Blowing off some steam here is good for me, and well, you readers seem to like it. :)

And well...Happy anniversary to my blog! YAY :)

and Thank you all for reading. I do love the comments. :)


Anonymous said...


Happy anniversary.

I think you've come a long way. You're not just blowing off steam just to rant. You can make mundane things seem interesting, are able to post regularly, and can put some substance into your posts. That's an achievement. So I hope you continue.

Btw, I was looking at your "blogs I read" column and noticed that you don't have Debbie Schlussel's blog in it. She's frum and it seems like she's politically in tune with you, although she's a lot more blunt, and that can be a turn off for some people. She writes about Jewish issues sometimes although not from the skeptic viewpoint, but her blog is mostly about national and Detroit area issues. (Just thought I'd pass it on.)

Ichabod Chrain

Mikeinmidwood said...

Congrats and arent you supposed to write the best day you had blogging, the best post and the some other thingss about the blog? Just asking.

Jessica said...

Happy anniversary!

I will probably never have a post like this because I've been blogging since I was about 15 years old and have absolutely no idea what the exact date was (nor if my original blog is even up anymore... they probably closed the account due to inactivity, if I could even remember the name of it!).

nmf #7 said...

Happy anniversary!
Love the posts- so I hope to see them still coming this time next year!

Sally Hazel said...

Blog on

The Candy Man said...

congrats, OFS. I think the other reader is right about your ability to take the mundane and make it interesting.

Moshe said...

Happy Anniversary!

Crown Heights Politics said...


Crown heights is a terror organization. Let everyone know about it.

Jacob Da Jew said...

Congrats...many more!

Anonymous said...

Happy Blogoversary.

Katie said...


G6 said...

Happy Anniversary!
Keep 'em coming.

hesh said...

Wow I am honored to be one of the first you read.

Mazel Tov.

frum single female said...

happy blogoversary!!!

Lion of Zion said...

i'd say congratulations, but i'm not sure why you're celebrating. basically you've wasted a lot of time this past year by blogging.

not that i'm one to talk :)

frumskeptic said...

thanx everyone :)

IC- do you have the link to Debbie Schlussel's blog? I am definetly ok with bluntness :)/

mike- Yea I am, but I'm too lazy. lol

LOZ- "The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time."
Bertrand Russell


SuperRaizy said...

I love your reading your posts, I think you're very funny. Keep ranting!

~Lady E~ said...

Mazal Tov!!! Keep the posts coming,they're very interesting to read.

Anonymous said...


In answer to your request for a link to Debbie Schlussel's blog, I'll try to do this as a link. Here goes:


Oops sorry. For some reason I haven't figured out yet, I can't always do links.

Ichabod Chrain

Lubab No More said...

Happy anniversary!
I always enjoy reading your stuff. Keep up the good work!