Hi Kate Findley! Thanks for commenting. You’ve given me the opportunity to clarify two points where this does not apply.
- The blog post import. Medium’s import tool is slick and easy to use. It also adds a non-removable line of text: “Originally published on ______”. This is a bit of code that backlinks to the blog and allows Google to see and knowingly give its appropriate Google love. This does not apply.
- The pub solicited piece. The piece the pub solicits to be added to a publication has already been published, does not apply, and should be sent “as is”, upon said request.
The aim of this piece, and I believe Medium’s workflow diagram, is meant to suggest that writers who newly release a piece on Medium should not post to their profile first, then go submit it to a pub. If the piece is meant to be published through a pub the piece should be sent there first.
Does this help? If not please continue to let me know how I can help. Appreciate you!