Facebook strangles Media. Here’s how Elephant is uniquely positioned to Survive—&, if you help in this way, Thrive.

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Thanks to Facebook’s throttling of media (which gave rise to fake news, which can get through their algorithm), Elephant has had to find new ways to be available to our readers.
 
Luckily, I guess, this affects all media equally, so we’re still one of the biggest mindful sites in the world. We have 1000s of caring writers and millions of loyal readers. Our community (if they see us) is supportive, avid, and active. We’re doing better than almost ever, staff-wise and our new site is coming out this week. Our Ecosystem—an innovation that should free us from Facebook—is rolling out gradually (the Rating is already live: elephantjournal.com see any article).
You can, if so inspired, support Elephant…
1. free, by getting our online newsletter: elephantjournal.com/best
 
2. or, paid, via our read-unlimited subscription, elephantjournal.com/read
…so we can continue to grow through this and pay writers and editors to do good work for you while supporting the work of our mindful partners and a kinder, greener world.
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Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of Elephant Journal & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat.” Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword’s Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by “Greatist”, Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: “the mindful life” beyond the choir & to all those who didn’t know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, touches on modern relationships from a Buddhist point of view. His dream of 9 years, the Elephant “Ecosystem” will find a way to pay 1,000s of writers a month, helping reverse the tide of low-quality, unpaid writing & reading for free online.

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