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 power to unite a community. We also have confidence in giving neighbors the power to inform their own stories and help keep each other informed about what’s happening at the neighborhood level.

There are a few different ways to reach out.

News tips and press releases can be sent to your local Patch editor. Tips/releases for Bloomfield, NJ could be delivered 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 a .jpg). Tell us who we should credit for the photo (you need to own the rights or have permission to utilize it for a news article).
Due to 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 acquire 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 news 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 sign up to start posting.
You need to post a:

Question about your community
News tip about something going on in a nearby
Recommendation for a local business or service
Opinion about a local issue
Photo you took around
Other quick local updates

Post a Neighbor Post

The Neighbor Posts section is really a online community and social platform made to connect one to other neighbors ? and also Patch free classifieds , local officials, nonprofits, businesses and experts in your town.

Once 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 the community or within an email sent to local readers.

You can also answer any posts you see on Patch, to greatly help reply to your neighbors’ questions and take part in local discussions. We encourage neighbors to come 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 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 wish to post a:
Press release
Column or op-ed
Letter to the editor
Obituary

If you’re seeking to contribute in a 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 by means of an article.

When you publish an article on Patch, it will 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 are able to also choose 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 the communities more deeply. To use, email [email protected] with a web link to your Patch profile, a few examples of your work and a few 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 great way to boost attendance and let neighbors know about fun stuff happening near them. If finished . you’re posting about includes a date and time, it will always be posted as an event.

Once posted, your event will appear 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 give it extra visibility, you may also pay to promote 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 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 wish 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 hand out 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 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” across 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]