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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, and 5% determined by our Editor’s Picks (so that mission balances popularity).

Learn more about the Ecosystem via our FAQ.

New: Want to see the front-runners for next week’s Ecosystem Contest? Our new Contender Leaderboard is available here.

Note: When folks earn identical scores, we use the number of reads as the tiebreaker.

May 13-19 Winners

#1 Sharon A. DeNofa $200

3 New Love Languages that will Redefine our Relationships.

#2 Monika Carless $108 Editor's Pick

Mercury Retrograde isn’t Personal. Until it is!—Your Sign & this Problem Planet.

#3 Missy Moran $108 Editor's Pick

Why Opting Out of Having Kids is not a “Waste of a Good Thing.”

#4 Roopa Swaminathan $108

10 Quotes that showed me I can Be Alone, Feel Lonely & Still Be Okay.

#5 Nicole Baptista $75

3 Signs your Need to Control is a Fear Response.

#6 Cheryl Melody Baskin $75 Editor's Pick

12 Unexpected Spiritual Life Lessons Found in the Magic of Mundane Moments.

#7 Eleni Stephanides $75 Editor's Pick

9 Lessons a Celiac Diagnosis has Brought Me (that Can Work for any Challenge We Have).

#8 Linda Maria Jones $50

The Flower with no Roots: Letting go of Attachment & Embracing Love.

#9 Dianna Henrickson $50

Aborting the Seeds of Generational Trauma.

#10 Billy Manas $50

The Science Behind the Nuclear Assault that is our First Heartbreak.



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