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

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

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

There are a few various ways to reach out.

News tips and press releases can be sent to your local Patch editor. Tips/releases for Bloomfield, NJ can be sent to [email protected]
Including small attachments is okay, but PLEASE include all important information directly in the body of one’s 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 ought to credit for the photo (you must own the rights or have permission to use it for a news article).
Due to high volumes of submissions, it’s not always possible to publish 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 the Neighbor Posts section, you can ask a question, share a news tip, recommend something to your neighbors or take up a local discussion. (You can even write a more traditional news release, column, letter to the editor or obituary by means of an article.)
On the Events calendar, you can include your own events to the local lineup.
In the Classifieds marketplace, it is possible to sell or hand out 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 a local 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 really a community forum and social platform designed to connect you to other neighbors ? along with Patch reporters, local officials, nonprofits, businesses and experts in your area.

When you post in this section, your post will appear 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 other posts you see on Patch, to greatly help answer your neighbors’ questions and take part in local discussions. free alabama classifieds listings encourage neighbors ahead together to help each other understand their community better ? because Patch reporters can’t catch everything, also it takes a village to help keep track of what’s happening on the ground.


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

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

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

If you’re looking to contribute in a far more formal or traditional way, you have the option to perform one additional verification part of order to post a press release, column, op-ed, letter to the editor or obituary in the form of an article.

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

Patch also welcomes vetted contributors thinking about sharing their expertise and reporting on their communities more deeply. To use, 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 would like 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 know about fun stuff happening near them. If the thing you’re posting about includes a date and time, it should always be posted as an event.

Once posted, your event will appear in the primary Calendar section for the community, and sometimes in other event preview sections across Patch and in emails to readers. To boost your listing and present it extra visibility, also you can pay to market it as “Featured” over the region for $1 per day per community. (Plus, your money will help support more local journalism in the communities you value!)
Classifieds

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

Post a Classified

The Classifieds section serves as a local marketplace where one can sell or hand out your stuff, search for work, find roommates or tenants and make other local business announcements.

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

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

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