Monday, April 1, 2013

In Which I TypeRace

I'm sure I've mentioned before that I'm pretty competitive when it comes to... well, a lot of things. It's probably why I like gaming and board games and disc golf and racquetball and all that junk. Can I win at something? Then I want to win at it.

Another thing I'm sure I've established is that I like to write.

So what were to happen if we combined the two??

I would explode in excitement over TypeRacer!!!

TypeRacer allows you to race other competitors with your typing speed. If you sign up (and it's free) it will keep track of your avg WPM and how many races you've run, etc.





The tricky thing, though, is to nail that punctuation and not make any typos. Because you have to fix anything you don't type correctly, which slows down your WPM (news flash, typos are Achilles heel, apparently, in TypeRacing.)

You can also practice if you don't wan to actually race other peeps. I also wonder if I play around enough with this, if I'll become a faster and more efficient typer? I suspect so. I don't necessarily feel like I need to type all that much faster. I'm happy with my speed and can pump out a couple K in an hour. But if I could do that and have less spell checking to do because I have less typos? Well, that would be just fine. Just fine.

Give it a try! You don't have to register if you don't want to, you can still race and practice as a guest.

9 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'm a very slow typist - I'd come in last every time.

Carrie Monroe said...

This looks pretty cool. I might check it out since I'm often looking for ways to increase my typing speed.

Maria Zannini said...

I love the little cars! I type fast, but only if the ideas are flowing, otherwise I am editing. :)

Rena said...

This sounds like so much fun, but! I'm totally dyslexic, so I suck at stuff like, you know, reading.

I might give it a shot though...

Ninja Girl said...

What a cool idea! I think the racing sounds great--even though I don't think I'd win. The typos like you said would totally trip me up lol. HOpe you're doing well lady!
Ninja Girl

SP said...

Ack! I got worst the more I raced!

Southpaw said...

That was me ^ up there. :)

Anne Gallagher said...

This is too much like sophomore year and Mrs. Delaney hanging over my shoulder. She berated us if we couldn't type at least 55wpm. Ugh. Now, I'm up to over 70 without her, just practice practice.

Jamie Gibbs said...

Sounds like my cup of tea - I like it :)

Jamie @ Mithril Wisdom
www.mithrilwisdom.com

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