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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.

October 8-14 Winners

#1 Joanna Engman $200 Editor's Pick

Sorry newly Divorced Man. I won’t Date You.

#2 Tiia Ojala $108

For the Highly Sensitive Person: Why we feel Overwhelmed & Burnt Out.

#3 Sharon A. DeNofa $108 Editor's Pick

It isn’t always about what they Did—It’s about what they Didn’t Do.

#4 Dina Strada $108

Dating Apps like “Hinge” Unhinge Me: 5 Questions to Ask Ourselves Before Creating a Dating Profile.

#5 Matthew Busse $75

How to recognize when we’re Projecting our own Unresolved Sh*t onto Other People.

#6 Donna Yates Ferris $75

Finding Courage in the Darkest Places & other Life-Changing Lessons from Van Gogh.

#7 Judy Walker $75 Editor's Pick

Is TikTok’s Trend of Women Comparing Themselves to Cars turning us into Objects?

#8 Pippa Jackson $50

The Simple Path—Not Mine to Take.

#9 Steve Garrett $50

The One Feeling that Matters More than Happiness.

#10 Gina Nicole Ballard $50

Full Moon Bullseyes: 5 Ways to Break Free from Chaos, Rundowns, & Negative Energy. {October 20th}



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