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

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

At Patch, we think that local news and information have the energy to unite a residential area. We also have confidence in giving neighbors the power to inform their own stories and help to keep each other 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 can be delivered to [email protected]
Including click here is fine, but PLEASE include all important info directly in the body of your email (so it could be easily “cut and pasted”).
Add a single, high-quality photo or image (preferred format is really a .jpg). Tell us who we should credit for the photo (you must 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, 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 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 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 register with start posting.
You want to post a:
Question about your community
News tip about something going on in the neighborhood
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 designed to connect you to other neighbors ? together 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 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 floor.

Always remember to help 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 obtain a local official badge, so the community knows to trust your posts and replies.)
Articles

You would like 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 choice to complete one additional verification part of 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 show up in the Neighbor Posts section of your home community. If your local Patch editor sees fit, they can also elect to share it with nearby communities or include it within an email to readers.

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

You need 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 an excellent solution to boost attendance and let neighbors know about fun stuff happening near them. If finished . you’re posting about has a date and time, it will always be posted as an event.

Once posted, your event can look 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 give it extra visibility, you can also pay to market it as “Featured” over the region for $1 each day per community. (Plus, your cash 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 organization or org

Post a Classified

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

Once posted, your classified will appear in the primary 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 may appear inside your post to email you directly about your offer.

To boost your listing and give it extra visibility, also you can 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]