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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 15 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 19th-25th Winners

#1 Tiffany Timm $300 Editor's Pick

It wasn’t Love: 10 Signs your Relationship was a Trauma Bond.

10
#2 Céline Levy $150

Why Survivors of Abuse Can’t “Just Leave”—How our Nervous System Keeps us Frozen.

9.5
#3 Kelly Branyik $108

7 Signs You’re Being Love-Bombed.

8.9
#4 Elizabeth Miller $108 Editor's Pick

A Step-by-Step Guide to Surviving Trauma.

8.5
#5 Daniel Brown $75

Why there will be No Tears for Rush Limbaugh.

8.1
#6 Sarah Draper $75

How the Anxious-Avoidant Roller-Coaster Dynamic can be an Opportunity for Growth.

7.2
#7 Lee Warren $75 Editor's Pick

Start the Relationship by Ending it: Breakup Tips that Inform All Phases of Conscious Relating.

7.0
#8 Jenny Neal $50

When you Fall in Love with your Best Friend.

7.0
#9 Melissa Steussy $50

Understanding Triggers (& 6 Ways to Cope with Them).

6.9
#10 Lori Blevins $50 Editor's Pick

Please Don’t Ask me How I Am.

6.5
#11 Steve Garrett $50 Editor's Pick

The Truth about the Men behind Emotional & Physical Abuse.

6.5
#12 Rose Pryor $50

Highly Sensitive People & Substance Abuse: When we Grow up a Dreamer.

6.5
#13 Hannah Lyness $50

5 Things Not to Say to Someone who is Struggling with their Mental Health.

6.4
#14 Marianne Cook $50

3 Mindful Alternatives to Seated Meditation.

6.4
#15 Keri Mangis $50

Why Recognizing our Childhood Conditioning is the First Step to Self-Love.

6.4