Apple Spotlight (Cmd-spacebar) used to be so snappy to launch apps that I loved it. Ditto "c" key in Gmail to start new message. Now with those I have to type then consciously pause to wait for software to catch up.
The most critical skill you can develop as a maker is to learn how to take a product/feature/etc and cut it into 1/10 the size, and fearlessly ship it. Find the tiny bit that still makes it useful and only build that.
About blogs. My blog was essential to establishing a career in the tech industry. When I had nothing to show on my resume, my blog demonstrated that I could understand and articulate technical concepts.