Bloomfield Patch: HOW EXACTLY TO Share Events, Classifieds, News

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Want to understand how to submit news tips or share an area event/classified on Patch Bloomfield? It’s easier than you imagine!

At Patch, we think that local news and information have the power to unite a community. We also believe in giving neighbors the power to tell their own stories and help to keep one another informed about what’s happening at the neighborhood level.

There are a few various ways to reach out.

News tips and pr announcements can be sent to your neighborhood Patch editor. Tips/releases for Bloomfield, NJ could be sent to [email protected]
Including small attachments is okay, but PLEASE include all important information directly in the body of your email (so it could be easily “cut and pasted”).
Include a single, high-quality photo or image (preferred format is really a .jpg). Tell us who we have to credit for the photo (you must own the rights or have permission to use it for a news article).
Because of high volumes of submissions, it’s not always possible to create all releases or respond individually ? but we try our best!

More of a “take charge” personality? Can’t wait to get a tip online?
In top california classifieds sites , it is possible to ask a question, share a news tip, recommend something to your neighbors or take up a local discussion. (You can also write a more traditional press release, column, letter to the editor or obituary in the form of an article.)
On the Events calendar, you can add your own events to the neighborhood lineup.
In the Classifieds marketplace, you can sell or give away your old stuff; find housing, tenants or roommates; find job candidates or offer your services; and make other local business announcements.

Log in or sign up to start posting.
You want to post a:
Question about your community
News tip about something going on in a nearby
Recommendation for an area business or service
Opinion in regards to a local issue

Photo you took in town
Other quick local updates

Post a Neighbor Post

The Neighbor Posts section is a online community and social platform made to connect you to other neighbors ? in addition to Patch reporters, local officials, nonprofits, businesses and experts in your town.

When you post in this section, your post can look near the top of the Neighbor Posts page. If it receives enough attention and engagement, it may likewise appear on the homepage for your community or in an email delivered to local readers.

You can also reply to any posts you see on Patch, to help reply to your neighbors’ questions and take part in local discussions. We encourage neighbors to come together to help one another understand their community better ? because Patch reporters can’t catch everything, and it takes a village to help keep track of what’s happening on the ground.

Always remember to keep your posts and replies local, clean, friendly and factual, in keeping with the Patch Community Guidelines. And to make Patch an improved place for neighbors, please flag any posts or replies that don’t follow these rules.

(Are you a local official? Make sure to apply for a local official badge, so the community knows to trust your posts and replies.)
Articles

You need to post a:
Press release
Column or op-ed
Letter to the editor
Obituary

If you’re seeking to contribute in a far more formal or traditional way, you have the option to complete one additional verification step in order to post a news release, column, op-ed, letter to the editor or obituary by means of an article.

When you publish articles on Patch, it will be labeled as “Neighbor News” and will arrive in the Neighbor Posts portion of your home community. If your neighborhood Patch editor sees fit, they can also elect to share it with nearby communities or include it in an email to readers.

Patch also welcomes vetted contributors interested in sharing their expertise and reporting on the communities more deeply. To apply, email [email protected] with a web link to your Patch profile, a few examples of your work and some sentences on why you would like to contribute.
Events

You want to post a:
Fundraiser
Yard sale
Open house
Festival or parade
Other local activities

Post an Event

Adding your event to the Patch Community Calendar is a fantastic way to boost attendance and let neighbors find out about fun stuff happening near them. If the thing you’re posting about includes a date and time, it should always be posted being an event.

Once posted, your event can look in the main Calendar section for the community, and sometimes in other event preview sections across Patch and in emails to readers. To improve your listing and present it extra visibility, you may also pay to promote it as “Featured” over the region for $1 each day per community. (Plus, your cash can help support more local journalism in the communities you care about!)
Classifieds

You need to post about:
Lost & found pets or other items
Housing (seeking or offering)
Gigs & services (seeking or offering)
For sale items
Free stuff you would like to get rid of
Announcement about your business or org

Post a Classified

The Classifieds section serves as an area marketplace where you can sell or give away your stuff, look for work, find roommates or tenants and make other local business announcements.

Once posted, your classified can look in the main Classifieds section for your community, and sometimes in other preview sections across Patch and in emails to readers. Interested parties can use a contact form that may appear inside your post to email you directly about your offer.

To boost your listing and present it extra visibility, also you can pay to promote it as “featured” across the region for $1 each day per community.

Still have questions about posting on Patch? Read more inside our FAQ section, or contact our support team anytime at [email protected]