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

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

At Patch, we believe that local news and information have the energy to unite a residential area. 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 different ways to reach out.

News tips and pr announcements can be sent to your local Patch editor. Tips/releases for Bloomfield, NJ can be delivered to [email protected]
Including small attachments is okay, but PLEASE include all important information directly in the body of your email (so it can be easily “cut and pasted”).
Include Yoomza , high-quality photo or image (preferred format is a .jpg). Tell us who we ought to credit for the photo (you need to own the rights or have permission to utilize it for a news article).
Because of high volumes of submissions, it isn’t 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 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 press release, column, letter to the editor or obituary by means of an article.)
On the Events calendar, you can add your own events to the neighborhood lineup.
In the Classifieds marketplace, it is possible to 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 register with start posting.
You wish to post a:
Question about your community
News tip about something going on in the neighborhood
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 a online community 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 can look near the top of the Neighbor Posts page. If it receives enough attention and engagement, it could likewise appear on the homepage for the community or in an email sent to local readers.

You can also answer any posts you see on Patch, to help answer your neighbors’ questions and participate in local discussions. We 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 keep track of what’s happening on the ground.

Always remember to keep your posts and replies local, clean, friendly and factual, commensurate with the Patch Community Guidelines. Also 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 intend to post a:
Press release
Column or op-ed
Letter to the editor
Obituary

If you’re looking to contribute in a more formal or traditional way, you have the choice to perform 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 an article on Patch, it’ll be labeled as “Neighbor News” and will arrive in the Neighbor Posts section of your home community. If your neighborhood Patch editor sees fit, they are able to also choose 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 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 superb solution 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 will always be posted being an event.

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

You intend 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 organization 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 primary Classifieds section for the community, and sometimes in other preview sections across Patch and in emails to readers. Interested parties can 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” across the region for $1 per 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]