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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.

February 12th-18th Winners

#1 Giselle Naidu $300 Editor's Pick

7 Ways to Stop the Cycle of Loneliness & Detachment.

#2 Galina Singer $150 Editor's Pick

It’s not about Staying or Leaving—it’s about Learning to Love.

#3 Rebecca Donaldson $108

Borderline Personality Disorder is Attachment Trauma.

#4 Lisa Harris $108

There is No such Thing as Coincidence & Other Lessons I learned on a Phone Call with Dave Grohl.

#5 Cynthia Williams $75

What it Feels Like when a Woman Craves Real Love.

#6 Michelle Gean $75

6 Questions to Consider when it’s Time to Cut Ties.

#7 Billy Manas $75

5 Ways a Broken Heart Changes us—Forever.

#8 Megan Camille $50

How we Confuse Getting Drunk with Having Fun.

#9 Miguel Dean $50

Trauma Bond or Twin Flame? Why we Choose Pain & Suffering over Healing.

#10 Lynn Shattuck $50

COVID-19 is Causing a Mental Health Crisis—Here’s What a Therapist Wants us to Know.

#11 Mita Bhan $50

A Valentine’s Day Tarot Forecast for all Sun Signs in 2021.

#12 Debbie Ealer $50

Today, I cancelled my Wedding.

#13 Cindy Burke $50

7 Things about Love I Wish I’d Known as a Newly Single Woman.

#14 Alyssa Rachel Gross $50

Why we need to Talk about “Framing Britney Spears.”

#15 Matthew Busse $50

14 Quotes from Sharon Salzberg to Guide us toward a new Understanding of Love.



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