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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.

October 16th – 22nd Winners

#1 Sunny Day Levi $300

Identifying a “Spiritual Narcissist”—the Master Manipulator.

8.8
#2 Dr. Mia Hetenyi $150 Editor's Pick

If we Didn’t get the Love we Needed, we Need to Grieve for what Never Was.

8.2
#3 Julie Strittmatter $108 Editor's Pick

A Seasonal Surrender: Why I’m Leaving my Old Self Behind.

8.1
#4 Kimberly Valzania $108

I Forgive Myself for Loving You.

7.7
#5 Jennifer Jankovich $75

The Most Common Shame Trigger for Women: Learning to Love my Body.

6.8
#6 Billy Manas $75

10 Unforgettable Sylvia Plath Quotes on Life, Love & Excruciating Sorrow.

6.7
#7 Dr. Russell Kennedy $75 Editor's Pick

A Doctor Explains the Wounded Inner Child & its “Ego Dragon.”

6.6
#8 Rachael Nixon $50

“If you aren’t open to Vulnerability, you aren’t able to Love” (& Other Lessons I Learned from Brené Brown).

6.5
#9 Leah O'Daniel $50 Editor's Pick

This Sanskrit Word Perfectly Captures the Hell that is Baby Loss.

6.5
#10 Billy Manas $50

I Don’t Expect You to Forgive Me for Cheating on You.

6.5