Of course they are.
I think my initial aim in starting this blog was to have somewhere that my friends could check out so that they'd know what I'd be ranting about in the Irish Pub, which is officially re-opened now BTW, at the weekend. So I guess it was more Bar Bore Clarification than anything.
It's one of the voices operation in Blogdom, anyway. There are others, unlike in bars where a particularly vocal bore can drone on and on without anybody getting a word in edgeways. Voices drowned out by the droning, or just those voices you don't hear at all in bars, can be heard.