Keeping up with research is hard. I’ve previously made lists of papers I wanted to read, and then only gotten to a small fraction of them. Simply resolving to read more papers hasn’t worked for me.
I’m trying out a new approach. The goals are (1) read less of more papers, and (2) read more papers that are critical to my work. Sometimes just the introduction or abstract is enough for me to get the ideas I need from the paper.