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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.

November 27th – December 3rd Winners

#1 Rebecca Donaldson $300

Dear Therapists: A Letter from an Adult with Childhood Trauma.

9.5
#2 David Baumrind $150

What Eckhart Tolle teaches us about Heartbreak & Unhealed Trauma.

9.5
#3 Melissa Steussy $108

The Wounds we Carry Forever as the Child of an Alcoholic.

8.5
#4 Billy Manas $108

Micro-Cheating: the 10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why we do It.

8.4
#5 Ladybug Larsen $75 Editor's Pick

Growing Pains: When Healing means Letting Go (& How to do it with Grace).

8.3
#6 Janis Isaman $75

Shame is an Inside Job. We are not Alone & We are not Rejected.

7.8
#7 Dr. Mia Hetenyi $75

What Happens when we Grow up Feeling Unwanted & Unloved.

7.7
#8 Billy Manas $50 Editor's Pick

15 Powerful & Timeless Quotes by Mark Twain.

7.4
#9 Erin Murphy $50

How to Love the Broken.

7.2
#10 James Ezimoha $50 Editor's Pick

A Man’s Perspective on Toxic Masculinity (& How we’re Perpetuating It).

7.1