Bloomfield Patch: How To Share Events, Classifieds, News

Want to learn 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 power to unite a residential area. 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 pr announcements can be sent to your neighborhood Patch editor. Tips/releases for Bloomfield, NJ could be sent to [email protected]
Including small attachments is okay, but PLEASE include all important information 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 click here who we ought to 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’s not always possible to create all releases or respond individually ? but we try our best!

More of a “take charge” personality? Can’t wait to have 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. (Also you can write a more traditional press release, column, letter to the editor or obituary in the form 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 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 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 a online community and social platform designed to connect one to other neighbors ? in addition to Patch reporters, local officials, nonprofits, businesses and experts in your area.

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 could likewise appear on the homepage for your 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 take part in local discussions. We encourage neighbors ahead together to help one another 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 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 other posts or replies that don’t follow these rules.

(Are you a local official? Make sure to obtain a local official badge, therefore 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 in the form of an article.

When you publish an article on Patch, it’ll be labeled as “Neighbor News” and will arrive in the Neighbor Posts portion 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 use, email [email protected] with a web link to your Patch profile, some examples of your work and some sentences on why you’d like to contribute.
Events

You intend 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 wonderful way 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 should 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 improve your listing and present it extra visibility, you can also pay to promote it as “Featured” over the region for $1 each day per community. (Plus, your money can help support more local journalism in the communities you value!)
Classifieds

You would like 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 a local marketplace where you could sell or give away your stuff, look for work, find roommates or tenants and make other local business announcements.

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

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