I have a confession to make: I am a cheater.
At typing that is. All through typing class in elementary school I cheated. I simply did not have the patience to learn touch typing back then. I was all about instant gratification.
It worked out well for me. I became a master hunt and peck typist. I was actually the second fastest typist in the class. I got an A. Over time my style evolved into a strange hybrid of touch typing and hunting and pecking, I could even do it in the dark.
But alas I have always been keenly aware of the limitations of such an inefficient style. And so I recently made the decision to learn to type properly.
And this, my friends is the very first post on this blog ever 100% touch typed. It’s taken me a long time, but I am proud to say I have (almost) not looked at my fingers.
That is why it is so short.
Personal development comes in many flavours.
The results (updated on May 18th, 2011)
It has now been just over one month since I first began to learn how to touch type, and slightly less than that since I first typed out the above at a whopping 10 words per minute.
I can now type at about 40 words per minute.