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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 monthly payments to the top 10 articles on Elephant based on their Ecosystem Score—95% determined by our readers’ actions: reads, hearts, comments, and 5% determined by our Editor’s Picks (so that mission balances popularity). The three runner-up articles will be offered a gift subscription to share with a friend or family member.

Learn more about the Ecosystem via our FAQ. Find our new Contender Leaderboard here.

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

August Winners

#1 Damini Grover $108 Editor's Pick

4 Things your Burnout is Telling You to Do.

#2 Justice Bartlett $108

Twin Flames & Trauma Bonds: What Happens when the Connection is Toxic.

#3 Nicole Baptista $108

5 Pieces of Post-Breakup Advice We’d Rather Not Hear.

#4 Roopa Swaminathan $100

9 (More) Quotes that showed me I can Be Alone, Feel Lonely & Still Be Okay.

#5 Sharon A. DeNofa $90

Why we Self-Sabotage our New Relationships (& How to Stop).

#6 Roopa Swaminathan $80

Routines vs Rituals—& why we Need Both to Live a Peaceful Life.

#7 Lewann Babler $70 Editor's Pick

On FOMO, JOMO & Finding the Middle Way: How to Enjoy the Beauty of Now.

#8 Janice Dolk $60 Editor's Pick

The Best Butter Bean Vegan Burger to create Magic for the Taste Buds. {Recipe}

#9 Cheryl Melody Baskin $50

7 Life-Changing Lessons to Learn from a 70-Something.

#10 Adam Clayton Hall $40 Editor's Pick

How my Trauma Became my Dharma.

#11 Sharon A. DeNofa

The Problem with Believing in “the One who Got Away.”

#12 Inga Nielsen

Why Being a Rescuer is as Far Away from Unconditional Love as it Gets.

#13 Dr. Tracy King Editor's Pick

Shadow Work: 4 Questions to Give us Clues about What We have Repressed.



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