I'm thinking of walking from Tarifa in Spain to Budapest in Hungry along the route of the euro path, the E4. In total it's about 5,500 kilometers. As far as I can tell no one has walked this far along the route so I might be the first to do it, hence the title of my Blog "Am I the First".
I don't mind if I'm not the first to actually walk the route because there are a number of things which I would like to try which are genuinely new and first time.
Perhaps the most important thing I would like to achieve is a collaboration. I would like family, friends, colleagues and hopefully lots of people I haven't met yet to help me do the walk. I would like to collaborate in its planning and execution including people actually joining me for parts of the walk.
I'm interested in Web 2 and Social Media. I push others to use it as part of my day job but to be honest I'm not an expert in its detailed application. I want to explore how social media can be used on a collaborative venture like this and develop my own Web 2 expertise.
The plan at the moment is to start from the Tarifa end in the spring of 2011 leaving about 18 months to get ready.