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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 15 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.

September 24-30 Winners

#1 Benjamin Watson $200 Editor's Pick

The Five Blessings of Depression.

#2 Monika Carless $108 Editor's Pick

3 Questions to Ask Yourself during 2021’s Final Mercury Retrograde. {Sept 27-Oct 18}

#3 Amanda Van Graan $108

7 Relationship Red Flags we should Never Ignore.

#4 Roopa Swaminathan $108

The One Question we Should never Ask someone who’s Grieving.

#5 Edie Weinstein $75 Editor's Pick

How to Balance our harsh Judgement of others with Compassion.

#6 Devon Geary $75 Editor's Pick

Becoming Conscious Men: Removing the Mask of “Toxic Masculinity.”

#7 Kristen Schwartz $75

Stepping into Your Power as an Empath & Highly Sensitive Person.

#8 Stella Premo $50

A Letter to Alcohol: I Don’t Need you Anymore—at Least Not Today.

#9 Dango Rose $50

How we Project our Internal Wounding onto External Circumstance (& How to Heal).

#10 Sharon A. DeNofa $50

Letting Go of our Love Story—Even when it’s Scary as F*ck.

#11 Rebekka Lehmann $50

An Antidote to Loss: 4 Ways to Find Solace in our Grief.

#12 Priscilla Chamoun $50

Maitri Spoke to Me when my Country was Covered with Shattered Glass.

#13 Lydia Kristin Lampert $50

The Unexpected Gift in an Apology that’s Gone Unrecognized.

#14 Lee Warren $50

My One Dating Nonnegotiable.

#15 Tom Grasso $50

Maybe the Notion of “Twin Flames” Reminds Us to Love in the Moment—& Let go of Attachment.



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