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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).

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.

November 5-11 Winners

#1 Billy Manas $200 Editor's Pick

10 Things People do on Facebook that make me want to Quit the Human Race & Live in a Cave.

#2 Amanda Van Graan $108

6 Evident Signs we’re not Ready for a Relationship.

#3 Amy C. Willis $108 Editor's Pick

Mommy Wine Culture: the Silent Killer on the Rise.

#4 Lisa Kumagai $108 Editor's Pick

“I Don’t Miss who he was in the End”—Tales from a Widow in the Depths of Guilt & Grief.

#5 Roopa Swaminathan $75

Why Using the word F*ck is Cathartic (& Good for You).

#6 Hannah Owen $75 Editor's Pick

What a Year without a Toilet can teach you about Life.

#7 Sharon A. DeNofa $75 Editor's Pick

My Baby Girl: This is my Offering to you on your Wedding Day.

#8 Amy Palatnick $50

Journey of Sexual Maturation: From Performance to Participation. {Adult}

#9 Dr. Tracy King $50

How to Break the Cycle of Drama & Harmful Arguments in Relationships.

#10 Sharon A. DeNofa $50

How Falling in Love with an Imperfect Man helped me Embrace Myself—Wholly.



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