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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.

December Winners

#1 Anna Palmer $108

Cancer Full Moon & Last Full Moon of 2023: Letting the Heart Guide us Home. {December 26}

#2 Roopa Swaminathan $108

I’m a Bore, I’m totally Uncool & I’m A-Okay with That.

#3 Roopa Swaminathan $108

11 Grief Quotes that are helping me Heal during the dreaded Anniversary of my Loss.

#4 Damini Grover $90

Are You Settling “in” or “for” a Relationship?

#5 Cassandra Michael $80

4 Steps to Overcoming Anxious Attachment.

#6 Michelle Schafer $70

Stepping into 2024 with Courage, Curiosity & Compassion: 15 Reflections we all Should Make.

#7 Liz Hoffmann $60

Gerry who? 10 Reasons why the Women of “The Golden Bachelor” made it Worth Watching.

#8 Mathew Karinen $50

Coming to Grips with Grief.

#9 Kathleen Altarelli $40 Editor's Pick

New Year, New You & the Impact of Toxic Positivity on our Mental Health.

#10 Melinda Reece $30

5 Ayurvedic Holiday Recipes.

#11 Kate Rose

The Divine Synchronicity & Meaning of The Full Moon in Cancer on December 26.

#12 Cheryl Melody Baskin

December 2023: What to do when we Can’t Feel the Joy that Hallmark Wants us to Feel.

#13 Michelle Burge

New Year, Same Tools: 10 Things I’m Doubling Down on in 2024.



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