Inspired by Dame Eleanor Hull's comment about revisiting things from our blogs, I have been reading through old posts and am finding a few things as the summer writing season gears up.
They'll be tagged as "From the archive" if you want to skip them. Here's one from http://notofgeneralinterest.blogspot.com/2008/10/conference-season.html.
Conference papers age, like ball dresses in a trunk, if you put them in a
file folder and don't get back to them. It's easy to see how that
happens. You'll get back from the conference. You'll be fired up about
working more with your paper and turning it into an article to send out.
But there are those 50 papers to grade, those recommendation letters
to write, those committee meetings--and all of a sudden it's six months
or a year later, and you need to do a lot more work using materials that
you now don't remember as well to get the thing into publishable shape.
Unless you have little birds to sew up your ball dress/paper, like the
ones in Disney's Cinderella,
you may end up with a trunk full of conference papers and a lot of good
intentions. Make sure that your research agenda is driving your
conference-going and not the other way around.