Happy Birthday!

5/18/2008 07:40:00 pm BenefitScroungingScum 47 Comments

Today is the first birthday of benefit scrounging scum. I started to write all about my laudable, but extremely dull aims in setting up the blog, but frankly it's the same old wank everyone spews out, and I only really want to say this.

Thank you, to every single person who reads this blog. I keep going because of the comments you leave and value them all. Today I'd like to ask every person who reads this post to comment. Just so I know you're there. Thank you.

These are some of my favourite posts.

Never Neverland


The Great Pretender

You smell amazing

I am me

Things can only get better

But you promised

No special treatment- the practical response

A question of chance

I see your true colours


Unknown said...

I'm still here and still reading. I love your blog. Keep at it!

WfH x

Complex Girl said...

Me too! Though I am a lazy old blogger, and a lazier commentator these days, I am still very much a regular checker of your fabulous blog. Keep it up, and happy birthday!!

Unknown said...

Happy birthday!

Anonymous said...

Happy blogiversary !

Fiona said...

keep it coming!

Anonymous said...

Achelois says, Happy Bloggy Birthday Bendy Girl. xoxoxox

Anonymous said...

Sure, where would be without you, BG?

Congrats on some really great writing over the year and here's to lots more!

Steph x

Anonymous said...

I'll skin a reef to celebrate *waves*

Happy Blog-Birthday!!! Looking forward to many more :)

(I like that you listed your favorite posts, btw!)

Anonymous said...

Happy blogiversary! I lurk more often than I comment, but I read everything.

Anonymous said...

Happy happy blogoversary... YAY..

Can you please do me a favour bendy???

I have moved and I have been missing you. Can you please change my addy on your blogroll. It is now frogpondsrock.com.. Woot no more blogspot.

cheers kim xxx

Anonymous said...

*giggles* mmm Maybe I should check my comments first before I come over here..

Good to see you again Miss BG.. I had been missing you but now that's all sorted.. YAY..I am pleased that you like the new-look FPR l

Happy blogoversary again xxxxx
cheers kim

Katrin said...


Happy blog 1st birthday! hope you keep it up for a long time, I enjoy popping in here and reading. Hope you had a nice weekend.

cogidubnus said...

Congratulations...especially as the quality certainly hasn't declined...

Anonymous said...

howdy there zebra! Happy blogiversary. It's thanks to you that I now know I need to talk to my rheumatologist about these hypermobility issues ... although she'll probably dismiss them because I haven't fallen apart. yet.


Happy Blogiversary!

It's amazing how much my life has changed because of blogs. I just love the community.

Eclipse said...

Happy Blogiversary,

Been a lurker for some time but really like you're writing :)

Anonymous said...

Well done for you your persistence and great writing.

Elaine said...

Happy birthday!

I read your blog every day, but often don't comment, sometimes because somebody else has made a better comment that I could and sometimes because I can't think of any comment from me that would help.

Mary said...

Happy blogiversary! Sorry I don't always comment... I promise I do always read...

Casdok said...

Happy birthday blog!
And a great blog it is too!

Anonymous said...

Happy Blog-birthday from a regular reader/almost never commenter - keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

Happy blogiversary and many happy returns of the day!

Jim said...

Keep up the good work BG, I love your blog.


Dave said...

Keep posting. I check your site every few days

Anonymous said...

Lurking as always,


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Rachael said...


Happy Birthday!

I found this blog when I was looking on google for what I am meant to do with my life as a youngish person with chronic physical illness/disabilties.

I didn't get very far in my search, but I did find your blog which as I have said before as anon, has helped to keep me sane, especially through the recent welfare reforms.

Thank you


Anonymous said...

happy birthday!

Anonymous said...

Hello BG.

I have Hypermobile EDS too, I found this blog a few months ago randomly whilst googling.

I spent an entire afternoon reading through the archives and now I check every few days just to see if you have updated.

There are times when I laugh out loud, there are times when I wish I could just give you a big bar of chocolate and others when I share your anger at the 'system' and the people who call us 'scum'.

Happy first anniversary, long may it continue.

From Lex, xxx

(Incidently a first for me too, I have never commented on a blog before)

Joanna Cake said...

Happy BlogDay... and Im still here :)

Ben S said...

Happy Birthday - keep up the good work!


Vi said...

*waving wildy*

I may be late to the party, but I'm here!!!!

Happy blog birthday!!!!

Anonymous said...


Grendel said...

Happy Blog Birthday BG. Looking forward to the second year. Or is that the third year? Never mind you know what I mean.


Slip said...

Day late and a $1.00 short but happy blog birthday. Keep posting is your job, keep reading is mine!

Wordsmith : Thank you, I was wondering how you were just recently, I hope all's well with you and life is easier now you don't have to battle for your DLA!

CG: I am also a lazy blogger, commenting takes so much time don't you think? I've got your blog in my google reader though so like you I'm there reading if not commenting, house looks fab btw :)

Chaining Magic: Thank you!

Let's kill saturday night: Thank you to you too!

Fi: Cheers!

Achelois: Thank you hon, how are you? Hope all is well? I often think of you, msn me when you get the chance?! x

Steph: Thank you and same to you x

Northern bloke: Isn't that the only way to celebrate?! I hope you're doing ok, have you managed to go out again since the seaside? Keep your chin up chuck ;) x

Girl, dislocated : TY hon, hope all's well in your world x

Jo: Hello and thank you, I so know what you mean, I lurk on most of the blogs I read, who has time?!

Kim: TY and link changed, this blog would certainly not be the same without you! x

Katrin: TY and hope you're feeling ok..I have your blog in my google reader so always read even if I don't get chance to comment. love to James ;)

Cogi: TY, I worry about that with having alot of posts along the same subject matter. Hope you're well x

Andrea: Hello, thank you! I'm so glad you know about your hypermobility, I really do believe that's the biggest part of the battle for us, once you know so much easier to deal. Good luck with your rheumy, I don't know where you're based, but if you're in the UK perhaps you could get your GP to refer you to one of the specialist centres?

Spyscribbler: I know exactly what you mean, blogging has changed my life too!

Claire: Thank you and hello

Christine: Again thank you and hello

Elaine: TY I know exactly what you mean, it can be quite difficult to know what to say in comments

Mary: TY, as for comments, I'm dreadful! Your blog is in my reader so I'm always reading yours too x

Cas: TY, as is yours x

JaneB: Thank you, do say hello again anytime x

Serena: Same to you x

Jim: TY, and the same to you!

Dave: Ty, I'm off to check yours out now

Faceless: Where would this blog be without you?! Any time you fancy an anonymous guest post about how things work from your perspective just let me know, I'm quite sure people would be fascinated!

Rachel: Thank you, and hope you're doing ok x

Anon: TY

Lex: TY for both your comment and your first time commenting, I think it can be a little intimidating sometimes, hope you're doing ok too, if not chocolate is the answer to everything ;)

Cake: TY as am I on your blog, I don't always comment but I look forward to all your posts x

Ben: Hello and thank you!

Vi: TY honey, are you sticking with Vi as a comments name? x

Marla: Thank you :)

Grendel: TY, I do indeed know what you mean, but the day of the week is enough of a struggle to remember, let alone whether this is blog year 2 or 3 ;)

Slip: Thank you, hope all is well in your world x

Fire Byrd said...

and I'm even later than Vi! but then re inventing yourself can take it out of a person.
so you just gotta work out who I am now... Not difficult!

Anonymous said...

no I haven't been out since,I'm just too busy plaiting my chest hair! :D

Anonymous said...

always a fountain of information happy burfday keep up the good work and my offer still stands on that bikini lol

Anonymous said...

Am a lurker, but i thought i should say hello. Keep up the good work, i love your blog.

Judith said...

Happy Blogaversary from another reader, I found my way here via Siren Voices. Keep up the good work, I have learned a lot from your posts. JB in New Zealand

just begun reading. I'm a fellow blogger who came to your site via a roundabout way. think I read a comment you posted on Bete de Jour which piqued my curiosity. I agree with judithb, your writing has been enlightening. thanks~

BB: Reinvention is very tiring indeed ;) x

Northern bloke: I know where you've been reading! lol

Jurid: Thank you! I'll bear it in mind!

Anon: Hello and thank you

JB: Hello, thank you! Off to check out your blog now

Je ne regrette rien: Thank you so much
BG x

Anonymous said...

I'm here - albeit very late.