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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.

February 14th – 20th Winners

#1 Janis Isaman $300

Screw “Self-Care.” This is what we Really Need.

9.5
#2 Ilda Dashi $150

Why I Post Sexual Pictures on the Internet. {Adult}

9.5
#3 Joanna Engman $108

I Didn’t Fail my Marriage. I Chose to Walk Away—& I Refuse to be Ashamed.

9.0
#4 Preston Bryant $108

7 Words from Alan Watts on understanding our Spiritual Experiences.

7.8
#5 Bethany Bell $75

A Message to Those who want to Give Up Drinking.

7.6
#6 Janis Isaman $75

I grew up a Good Girl & why the Good Woman Myth is Bullsh*t.

7.6
#7 Julie Checknita $75

The Terrors of Post-Divorce Dating.

7.5
#8 Sara Kubica $50

Co-Parenting Like a Boss: 5 Things to do for your Kids (& Yourselves).

7.3
#9 Lisa Kumagai $50

Difficult Childhood Memories & now have Kids of your Own? A Message for You.

7.2
#10 Wilrieke Sophia $50

What I didn’t like about my Open Relationship.

7.1