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“My main focus has shifted to blogging (with Dollar Store Diva). I feel like with blogging, I’m growing more important skills such as writing, graphics, content calendars and creation, and networking.” -Nikki Vergakes
Nikki Vergakes, more known as the Dollar Store Diva, is a leader on self-ran blogs. Student at Salem State University. Vergakes balances blogging and school like many of the millennials seen at the #LikeaGirl Interview Series. I was able to get a word with Vergakes to share some of her knowledge of blogging.
Miss Millennia Magazine: Tell me a Little About Yourself!
Nikki Vergakes: I’m a Boston-based blogger studying Strategic Communications at Salem State University. I like to call my interest in my future career path a side effect of my only child-ness. I had friends growing up, but my best friend was the computer. I had an interest in “graphics” on Paint, “video-making” on the Digital Blue and YouTube, and “content creation” on the early Blogger. My passions include traveling, food, running, music, and writing. I’d love to either work in an agency or in the Public Health field some day.
M3: Why did you Start Dollar Diva?
NV: I started it as a supplement for my YouTube channel, however over the years my main focus has shifted to blogging. I feel like with blogging, I’m growing more important skills such as writing, graphics, content calendars and creation, and networking.
M3: What has been Your Favorite Moment in Blogging?
NV: My people (the Greeks), do like hanging their first dollar up, so when I earned $100 through HerCampus, I was thrilled. However, the event I got paid for promoting, College Fashion Week, was my proudest moment. Modeling on a catwalk was something I’d never done. However, I’m glad I did it.
M3: Who is your inspiration?
NV: Other bloggers just like me, my age, my same situations, making it work.
M3: What has been Your Biggest Struggle?
NV: I pride myself on my time management, however with work, internship, running, and school during the school year, it can be easy to let blogging slip. I keep up on my blog posts. However, I wish I made a little more time every day for it.
M3: What is your top advice for a millennial woman?