I post on Americanpreppersnetwork.net. I posted about my timeline there. Someone on the forum was interested in participating because I promised to protect the participants' identity. This is what I wrote back.
"As a prepper myself, and someone who doesn't normally blog, participate in forums, give out my number, etc., I completely understand wanting to keep your identity a secret.
I struggled with whether or not I should do my dissertation on this subject, but felt the need to make our voice heard.
Thanks for the consideration. Also part of the process is not only is your identity withheld, you can stop at anytime or not answer a question that makes you uncomfortable. You are in charge of your participation. You will be given a consent form that identifies all these processes. Only I will know your identity."
Because I value anonymity, I have never done a blog before, I don't use facebook and rarely give out personal info.
Your identity will be safe,