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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.

November Winners

#1 Nunzia Stark $108

Welcoming November: a Season of Reflection, Connection & Gratitude.

#2 Ashley Franklin $108

Poetry, Pride & the Perils of Being “Too Gay.”

#3 Damini Grover $108

9 Things to Do When You Feel Heavy in Your Heart.

#4 Anna Palmer $90

Gemini Full Moon: Learning a New Way of Being. {November 27}

#5 Melissa Patrick $80

Thank you for Leaving Me.

#6 Roopa Swaminathan $70

One Valuable Lesson I’ve learned as a College Professor.

#7 Roopa Swaminathan $60

11 Quotes on Hope that are Giving me Strength during these Dark & Devastating Times.

#8 Damini Grover $50

4 Signs You’re Chasing Love Instead of Seeking It.

#9 Erene Mastrangeli $40

The Power of an Apology: How 10 Words Changed Me.

#10 Michelle Schafer $30

When Your Soulmate is Not a Soulmate—But a Karmic Mate.

#11 Damini Grover

8 Signs You’re a Giver—& The One thing that Every Giver Needs.

#12 Liz Hoffmann

The Validation we Need to Overcome our Childhood Wounds.

#13 Sarah Rojas Velandia

The Podcast Episode that Changed my Relationship with Worrying.


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