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NamePunk girl diaries
Basic InfoWe, Ruth and Polly were young teens when punk rock erupted in the late 1970s. But the power of that music and fashion revolution has shaped our lives. Although we didn't know each other then, we both formed post-punk bands, wrote songs and believed that girls could do music just as much as boys.Female musicians such as Siouxsie, The Slits, Poly Styrene and Pauline Murray were highly significant, and our 40,000 views in just 10 months shows that. But as punk becomes history, it's often the male versions and the male bands that dominate.Our blog is written co-operatively - the two of us live in different cities and we blog about the history of well-known and obscure women punks. We write about our own experience of trying to be cool and punk whilst still at school; we make links and see patterns in what was happening 1976 - 1981. We have done some exclusive interviews, we have dared to suggest that some male musicians, producers and managers have behaved badly and we have blogged nearly every single day. Today is our 300th post this year; our most popular post is about the relationship between John Lydon (Johnny Rotten) and Nora Forster - the mother of The Slits' singer Ari Up.Our readers are mainly male, but with a significant proportion of women; they come from 98 different countries, mainly English-speaking countries. We aim to be authoritative and accurate with any information we publish, whilst still having the humour, sass and irreverence that is Punk.
What Blog Means To YouBy blogging with another person, we have built a friendship, disciplined ourselves and developed our skills and knowledge with brilliant feedback from each other and our many readers. We've built a community!

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