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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 monthly 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). The three runner-up articles will be offered a gift subscription to share with a friend or family member.

Learn more about the Ecosystem via our FAQ. Find our new Contender Leaderboard here.

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

May Winners

#1 Anna Palmer $108

Sagittarius Full Moon: Expansion of Self. {May 23}

#2 Roopa Swaminathan $108

An Introvert’s Refuge: How I find my Zen amid the Pandemonium of Live Sports.

#3 Michelle Schafer $108

Man vs. Bear: Why Some Women are Choosing the Bear.

#4 Roopa Swaminathan $100

9 Quirky & Offbeat Approaches to Boosting our Mental Well-Being.

#5 Sarah Cannata $90

When Our Soul is Tired: 3 Ways to Set Down the Struggle.

#6 Janette Spiezio $80

For the Love of Pete, Let’s Teach What it Really Means to Live a Healthy Lifestyle.

#7 John Broussard $70

5 Things I Did this Morning to Take Care of Myself (That you can do Too).

#8 Kimberly Valzania $60

10 Happiness Blockers to Avoid.

#9 Michelle Schafer $50

He Loved the Way I Loved Him—& I’ll Never Love like that Again.

#10 Céline Levy $40

The Exact Moment I Realized I Moved out of Anxious Attachment.

#11 Damini Grover

Embracing the Power of Stillness: 7 Ways to Slow Down & Connect with Ourselves.

#12 Courtney Perkins

Abstinence in Recovery: How to Make Space for Mistakes.

#13 Lynn J. Broderick

The Text Trap: How our Thumbs can make Conflicts Worse.



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