As a blogger, editor and office worker the keyboard is my friend… or frenemy… however you choose to see it.
Between my Blackberry, Nokia, laptop and desktop I’m never far away from QWERTY and often lament the ease at which the occasional typo slips in. In today’s haste to get things done yesterday it’s all too easy to rely on spellchecker to correct your “interripts” and “wondergully’s” but a very wise woman once told me to never rely on spellchecker. Ever.
It’s like the first, and second, rule of Fight Club but for typists. A strict command that all should respect but few do.
Recently I stumbled across a nifty little online tool on a website called Keybr.com.
It aims to help improve your type speed and accuracy but it had me from “let’s begin” just for the fun factor alone!
I’m a sucker for anything that proclaims to test your [fill in the blank] so I couldn’t wait to tap tap away just for the sake of it. An activity of navel gazing proportions? No. Not if you understand about the value of learning through fun. I type all day and every day but don’t know my average typing speed, the common errors I make or the correct positioning for my fingers. I imagine most bloggers (or office workers) don’t. It’s not your first concern when posing for a shot of your new colourblok dress but Keybr.com gives you a little insight into all of this without making it feel like work.