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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 5th-11th Winners

#1 David Baumrind $300 Editor's Pick

6 Hard-to-Swallow Truths about Codependency (& Why they’re Crucial to Recovery).

10
#2 Billy Manas $150

Bernie’s “White Privilege”: Another Look at the Insanity of Cancel Culture.

9.2
#3 Rita Wehbe $108

Trauma Bonding: 5 Signs it’s Stockholm Syndrome & Not Love.

9.0
#4 Deborah Garratt $108

The Real Reasons Why Parents are Disconnected from their Children.

8.7
#5 Damini Grover $75 Editor's Pick

Dear Mom: All the Things I Wish I could Say to You.

8.3
#6 Michelle Gutierrez $75

To the One who Didn’t Love Me: It’s Time to Set you Free.

8.1
#7 Kristen Kolenda $75

What I Learned Teaching Yoga in a Psych Ward.

8.1
#8 Melissa Nelson $50

Your Interdependence Bill of Rights: 10 Rules for Radical Transformation.

7.7
#9 Natasha Link $50

How to Respond when Angry People Sprinkle their Sh*t all Over You.

7.7
#10 Amanda Van Graan $50 Editor's Pick

The Avoidant Love Addict: 7 Traits that Unveil the Commitment Phobic Within.

7.1
#11 Leigh Norén, MSc $50

Sex Drive isn’t a Drive (& Why Understanding This is Crucial).

7.0
#12 Rita Wehbe $50

15 Soul-Stirring Quotes I Never Thought I’d Find Reading Charles Dickens.

7.0
#13 Lynn Shattuck $50

For the Women Holding So Much during a Pandemic: This is the Promise we Need to Make to Ourselves.

6.9
#14 Deborah Garratt $50

Divorced Women Over 50: Your Life can still be Awesome.

6.8
#15 Chrysilla Lewies $50

Nothing is Normal, We are All Crazy & No One Knows What’s Going On.

6.7