Best of This Week in elephant: 1.

Via on Oct 4, 2010

WEEK ONE.

This Week’s Top 5 Articles by Consistent Columnists

—as named by editor-in-chief Waylon Lewis et Les Elephants.

Winners in each of elephant’s five categories earn $50, which we pay on a immediate weekly basis (this is our first week!). Authors  can keep the $50—they’ve earned it and then some—or donate it back to elephant.

All prizes will increase in number and payment as you, our readers decide to support us and pay ($1-9/month) for what you read and enjoy. ~ WL

Reader’s Favorite (“Most Popular”):

Jennifer Hunt’s I Love You, But Please Note the Conditions.

Editorial Department’s Fave (“Best”): 

Lynn Hasselberger’s The Last Words I Wanted to Hear.

Best Post by a Relative Newbie (“Rookie-of-the-Week”):

Lisa Montierth’s Portland Sun and Spiders.

Most Commented (“Controversial”): 

Scott Robinson’s (Dear Ines Sainz: Please Stop Dressing Like That and then) Ines Sainz Do Over.

Extra Credit:

(The Above and Beyond the typical Elephant Columnist Award)

Bob Weisenberg’s

“Effortless Well-being”: Meditation as Everyday Life and a few other posts…but also his commenting on many other writers’ articles, generously taking time to create community through twitter, comment forums, posts on other sites, articles on this site, and hosting other notable book clubs and authors on elephant. Most telling—it’s not about him—he continually sends us introductions to other great writers who join the elephorum and add greatly in diversity to elephant’s writer community and reader experience.

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8 Responses to “Best of This Week in elephant: 1.”

  1. jcmeyer10 says:

    Congratulations to all the winners!

  2. Joana Smith says:

    A little bit of competition really ups the stakes here::::. . touche!
    We're looking really good these days at the old/new elephant!

    Thanks all staff and all consistent columnists!
    Way, Everyone, keep building the dream!
    Good luck at the reasonable man march!!
    Go elephants!

    (::::any notes or comments would be greatly appreciated: http://www.elephantjournal.com/2010/09/skate-supe

    thanks, ya'll!
    ~jo

    • elephantjournal says:

      We looooove your posts. Get a tad more consistent, maybe do shorter posts to make easier on yourself, and you're a shoe-in for "staff fave" "best." This isn't so much about competition as just "thank you."

  3. Thank you so much for choosing my article this week! Cheers! Lynn

  4. Ramesh says:

    Congrats to all they winners! They all deserve it! And congrats to Waylon and the staff behind the scenes that make it all possible for us all to have such a great forum and such a great time communicating. It's been a blast!

  5. JenniferKH says:

    Yea! Thanks, Waylon… and thanks to the Ele staff and wonderful readers. I love writing for Elephant!

  6. Dylan says:

    Nice work, y'all. Jennifer, you always shine so Amazingly Brilliant Bright Bold. Honored to know and write alongside y'all. Namaste.

  7. ARCreated says:

    This is just amazing Waylon. I am seriously just excited to be considered a "columnist" amongst all this talent and thought and passion. and I am in total agreement with your selections. OK now I have to really make sure to "like" and comment on my favorite posts so they get recognized. I love love love this little community.!!!

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