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Our “Ecosystem” makes it easy to Get your message out to thousands—& get paid.

Unlike Instagram or Facebook, Elephant is independent, and mission-driven—and despite having (slightly) fewer resources, we believe in paying our writers to offer quality to our readers.

Elephant was one of the first major sites to pay our best, consistent writers. But it was always hard to measure “best.” Now, we are introducing weekly payments to the top 10 articles on Elephant based on their Ecosystem Score—95% determined by our readers’ actions: reads, hearts, comments, shares, and 5% determined by our Editor’s Picks (so that mission balances popularity).

Note: When folks earn identical scores, we use the number of reads as the tiebreaker.

April 17th – April 23rd Winners

#1 Lisa Jensen Thomas $300 Editor's Pick

What I wish I had known when I first got COVID-19.

10
#2 Wendy Swanson $150

Our Lungs hold Our Grief: What COVID-19 might be Trying to Tell Us.

9.5
#3 Chelsy Theriault $108

The 5 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Do Differently in Relationships.

9.5
#4 Sarah Harvey $108

When Things Fall Apart: My Favorite Pema Chödrön Quotes for Quarantine.

8.9
#5 Kelsey Faddler $75 Editor's Pick

To the Chronically Ill Warrior: You are Not Alone.

8.8
#6 Leona Ford $75 Editor's Pick

I Got the Free Time I always Wanted—& I’m Hating every Minute of It.

8.7
#7 Kali Bliss $75

Taurus New Moon: Release the Bullsh*t of the Past. {April 22-23}

8.1
#8 Monika Carless $50

New Moon In Taurus: Unexpected Changes, Raw Edges & Hope. {April 23rd-25th}

8.1
#9 David Baumrind $50

Untamed: the Journey from Breaking Down to Breaking Free.

8.1
#10 Megan Swan $50

3 Ways we (Re)experience Trauma in the Time of COVID-19.

8.1