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 think!

At Patch, we think that local news and information have the energy to unite a community. We also have confidence in giving neighbors the power to inform 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 local Patch editor. Tips/releases for Bloomfield, NJ could be sent to [email protected]
Including small attachments 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 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 isn’t always possible to publish all releases or respond individually ? but we try our best!

More of a “take charge” personality? Can’t wait to obtain a tip online?
In the Neighbor Posts section, you can ask a question, share a news tip, recommend something to your neighbors or start 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 include your own events to the local lineup.
In the Classifieds marketplace, you can 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 intend 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 around
Other quick local updates

Post a Neighbor Post

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

When you post in this section, your post can look at 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 within an email delivered to local readers.

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

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 other posts or replies that don’t follow these rules.

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

You want 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 perform one additional verification part of order to post a news release, column, op-ed, letter to the editor or obituary in the form of an article.

When you publish an article on Patch, it’ll be labeled as “Neighbor News” and can arrive in the Neighbor Posts section of your home community. If your local 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 thinking about sharing their expertise and reporting on the communities more deeply. To use, email [email protected] with a web link to your Patch profile, some examples of your work and a few sentences on why you would like to contribute.
Events

You wish 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 has a date and time, it will always be posted being an event.

Once posted, your event will appear in the main 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 promote it as “Featured” across 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 would like to get rid of
Announcement about your organization or org

Post a Classified

The Classifieds section serves as a local marketplace where you could sell or hand out your stuff, search 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. connecticut classified ads may use a contact form that will appear within your post to email you directly about your offer.

To boost your listing and present it extra visibility, you can even pay to promote it as “featured” over 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]