screen time & social media | love + hate

To be very honest, social media is one of the loves of my life. It has brought me to incredible places, both literally and metaphorically. I have met numerous wonderful people all because of networks like Twitter. Hell, I’ve even had a chance to connect to some of the most important people in my life (*cough* Lady Gaga *cough*) purely because of social media.

Websites such as Facebook and Instagram are often cited as sources of cyberbullying, anxiety, and other nefarious goings-on. All of this is true, but the positive elements of these networks are often overlooked. The word network in and of itself says it all; we have the most incredible facility at our fingertips to keep in touch with the world and expand our horizons.

In spite of all of this, I do find myself questioning the amount of time I spend scrolling aimlessly through the web; it’s a wonder I have don’t have square eyes by now! In light of this, I’ve decided to download the ‘Moment’ app. Its main purpose is to monitor your screen time and put you to shame about how much you use your phone. At least that’s how it feels…

In all seriousness, it will be very interesting see whether my experience with the app contributes to my overall wellbeing. I’ve chosen to document my experience in vlog format for my YouTube channel, which you can find here. All going well, the vlog will be up next Friday.

Do you over-use social media? Could you live without it? Let me know in the comments and we can all console each other!

Love and luck,

Clodagh X

six hundred of you | gratitude + shameless plug

I hadn’t planned on posting today, but a teeny tiny celebration is in order –  thank you for 600 followers?! Having made it to 500 I thought it would take a lot longer to break another hundred, but the internet can be unpredictable at the best of times. Thank you so much for being here, I appreciate it beyond words.

Since I don’t have a whole lot to say, I thought I’d just remind you all of where else you can find The Electric Oracle;

50 Facts About Me (me being Clodagh!) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8vrDPKRRSA

Snapchat: electric_oracle

Instagram: instagram.com/clodagh.mc

I hope you’re all feeling healthy and happy. Thank you for being here.

Love and luck,

Clodagh X

 

three hundred of you + see Ireland with me | update

Am I gonna make one of these posts every time I hit a ‘milestone’ with followers? Yes, yes I am. I’m a firm believer in expressing gratitude. Tonight we hit three hundred! I cannot thank you all enough for engaging with me – although I say this all the time, I expected literally 4 people to be reading The Electric Oracle, so to have even surpassed 100 followers in the space of three weeks is wonderful. ❤

In other news, I’m going on holidays tomorrow! Nowhere exotic, just Donegal (the northwest of Ireland). However, I know a lot of you aren’t from Ireland, so I thought it’d be fun to bring you with me (kind of). I’ll be updating my snapchat as much as possible while I’m there; I won’t have frequent access to wifi so the posts may be a slightly inconsistent, but still. If you’d like to see a beautiful part of Ireland, do follow me on snapchat – my username is electric_oracle, or you can scan the snapcode on the righthand side of this page.

I probably won’t be posting on here next week, what with the dodgy wifi, so I shall bid you farewell for now! I hope you’re all as healthy and happy as can be.

Love and luck,

Clodagh X