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I am a previous QWERTY user that averaged around 80 words per minute. I started being interested in typing playing typeracer in class in order to waste time back in 2013, but I didn't put much time in order to improve. Nethertheless, I peeked at around 70 wpm using two fingers on each hands. I then decided to take thing more seriously a few months ago and learnt how to touch type. After a while a gained around 10 WPM.
This is my progress in QWERTY:
(keep in mind that I mostly played 10fastfingers so the X axis is not a good representation of time)
I've always wanted to try a different layout, but I didn't want to lose all my productivity. However, once I got a friend interested I figured fuck it. I initially picked Colemak over Dvorak since it was marketed as an improved QWERTY and it was built in macOS.
In a little less than a week I've managed to reach around 40 WPM using keybr and typeracer as training tools. I used the cold turkey method in order to improve as fast as possible.
My initial thought was that I am not a fan of the "hand rolling" motion that colemak offers. It simply does not feel natural to me. I am however, willing to give it a shot and see how it feels after I am more proficient with it.
Here's my progress on colemak so far since I started (11/19/2017):