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Barb Drozdowich

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Barb can teach anyone to use WordPress. She is a voracious reader of Regency Romance, taxi driver, gourmet chef in training, and slave to a cute puppy.

Barb has taught in colleges, universities and in the banking industry. More recently, she brings her years of teaching experience and a deep love of books to help authors develop the social media platform needed to succeed in today’s fast evolving publishing world. She owns Bakerview Consulting and manages the popular blog, Sugarbeat’s Books. She is also the creator and curator of The Book Blogger List

She is the author of more than 15 books 38 YouTube videos, a beginner WordPress course, a Goodreads course and lives in the mountains of British Columbia with her family.

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Today’s post is a result of several conversations I’ve had over the last few weeks. In fact this topic is one that comes up frequently in my world.


Our topic today is security – website hacking specifically.


Maybe we can be more specific and ask the question: “How likely am I to be hacked?”


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message 18: by David

David Dennington Thank you for becoming a friend, Barb.
David


Veronica Dale Thanks for the follow, Barb. All of us here at Detroit Working Writers hear great things about your website skills!
Veronica Dale (Blood Seed and Night Cruiser: Short Stories about Creepy, Amusing or Spiritual Encounters with the Shadow)


message 16: by Jenni

Jenni COURT ORDER! You are accused of crawlin into my heart,(¯`•.•´¯) (¯`•.•´¯)
*`•.¸(¯`•.•´¯)¸.•´ ♥
☆ ♥ `•.¸.•´ ♥ º ☆.¸¸.•´¯`♥ hijackin my smiles with your awesomeness. How do you plead??? GUILTY?! You are sentenced to be my friend for life! NO BAIL!! Copy and paste to all your friends including me! If you get 3 back your friendship is worth keeping. ♥


Christine Hatfield Thanks for being my friend


Jacqueline Farrell Thanks for friending me. I saw you have written a book with Babs Hightower - did she have links with Lyrical Press at one time?


message 13: by Newton

Newton Newton Thank you for friending me

Newton


message 12: by Sharon

Sharon Thank you for your friendship, sorry I didn't send a message before now but I was distracted with Downton Abbey :)


message 11: by Nell

Nell Grey Hi Barb, thanks for the friending.


message 10: by Barb

Barb S.M. wrote: "Thanks for the friendship, Barb!"

You are most welcome!


message 9: by S.M.

S.M. McEachern Thanks for the friendship, Barb!


Penelope Marzec Thanks for your friendship. :-)


Nikki ♥ Hi Barb, thanks for the add :)


message 6: by Barb

Barb Thanks Lynnea!


Lynnea Thanks for the friend request!


message 4: by Barb

Barb Hi Kim,
Thanks for your kind comments! I love Harlequin books. I've had a Blaze subscription for years and love when those little red books arrive in the mail. Please drop by my blog and say hi! http://sugarbeatsbooks.com

Barb


Harlequin Books Hi Barb, I'm sorry it took a bit to stop by and say thanks for being a friend. I swear my day is over before it properly began! While here, I want you to know that if you ever have any questions about the books on my shelves or about Harlequin.com, Stop by the HB profile and I would be delighted to answer them. Also, I list as much Harlequin news and author news as I can so be sure to watch for my updates.

Happy reading,
Kim S., Harlequin Books ambassador


message 2: by Barb

Barb Miranda wrote: "Thanks for friending me!

-M"


NP!


Miranda Stowe Thanks for friending me!

-M


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