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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 both get perfect 10 scores, we use the number of reads as the tiebreaker.

January 17th – 23rd Winners

#1 Justice Bartlett $300 Editor's Pick

“Positive Vibes Only” is Toxic: the Danger of New Age Spiritualism.

9.8
#2 Ruth Parchment $150

Telling People to Forgive is Gaslighting in Disguise.

9.5
#3 Priya Tandon $108

This Maya Angelou Poem is All I Need to Save Myself—Every Day.

9.5
#4 Matthew Salis $108

You Don’t have to be Alone to be Lonely: How we’re doing Relationships Wrong.

9.5
#5 Antonella De Rose $75

How I Figured Out that I was the Toxic & Unhealthy One.

8.3
#6 Martin O'Toole $75

Getting through the Saddest Month of the Year.

7.4
#7 Kali Bliss $75

New Moon in Aquarius: A Time for Radical Change & Wild, Unexpected Magic. {January 24th}

7.2
#8 Avesha Parker $50

The Self-Love Checklist: 50 Ways to Self-Care Every Damn Day.

7.1
#9 Kendra Maruyama $50 Editor's Pick

What Eating Disorder Recovery has taught me about the Weight of the Spirit.

7.1
#10 Megan Chapman $50

For the Wild Women who’ve Forgotten their Worth.

6.9