Well, I've gotten hooked on this LibraryThing.com discussion board thread about what the aims and concerns of "serious writing" can or should be, and if "serious writing" is even taken seriously anymore (the answer is, apparently, a resounding NO! IT'S ELITIST TO WANT TO WRITE SERIOUSLY ABOUT SUBJECTS THAT MATTER). Sigh.
But I've collected some excerpts from my posts in this thread and posted them in my poetry blog, since I thought they were interesting and, even if no one agrees with me or even likes me or thinks I'm a decent human being, writing such posts has helped me to clarify my own thoughts and ideas about the subject. If you want to check it out, the post is here: "Is Anything Poetry? (Part 2 : The Problem of Value)".