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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.

May 8th – May 14th Winners

#1 Natasha Link $300

We all Need to Stop Pretending we’re “Fine” & Just Feel our F*cking Feelings.

9.5
#2 Lori Blevins $150

The One Phrase that can Radically Shift our Relationships.

9.4
#3 Justice Bartlett $108 Editor's Pick

F*ck Letting Go! Giving a Care is What Heals us.

8.4
#4 Larry Schwimmer $108

Venus Retrograde: How to Not F*ck Up your Love Life. {May 13 to June 25}

8.2
#5 Eileen Silverberg $75

Enough Bubble Baths. Enough Wine. Here’s what Coronavirus Self-Care really Looks Like.

8.1
#6 Debra Emerson $75 Editor's Pick

Random Chaos: the Positive Potential of Crisis & 5 Takeaways.

8.1
#7 Amber Cadenas $75

I expected many things when I left my marriage—I didn’t expect Joy.

8.0
#8 Trina Meadows $50

I Won’t Apologize for being “Fine” during COVID-19.

7.6
#9 Nicole Esligar $50

Probably the Most Heartwarming Mother’s Day Letter (Ever).

7.0
#10 Emily Olson $50

3 Work-from-Home Posture Hacks to Save your Back.

6.8