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 imagine!

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 tell their own stories and help keep each other informed about what’s happening at the local level.

There are a few different ways to reach out.

News tips and pr announcements can be sent to your neighborhood 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 one’s email (so it can be easily “cut and pasted”).
Include a single, high-quality photo or image (preferred format is 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, it is possible to ask a question, share a news tip, recommend something to your neighbors or start a local discussion. (You may 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 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 intend 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 a online community and social platform made to connect one to other neighbors ? in addition to Patch reporters, local officials, nonprofits, businesses and experts in your town.

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 your community or in an email delivered to local readers.

You can also answer any other posts you see on Patch, to greatly help reply to 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 help keep track of what’s happening on the floor.

Always remember to keep your posts and replies local, clean, friendly and factual, in keeping 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, so 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 looking to contribute in a 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 in the form of an article.

When you publish articles on Patch, it’ll be labeled as “Neighbor News” and can show up in the Neighbor Posts portion 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 within 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 web link to your Patch profile, some examples of your work and some sentences on why you’d 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 finished . you’re posting about has a date and time, it will always be posted as an event.

Once posted, your event will appear in the primary Calendar section for the community, and sometimes in other event preview sections across Patch and in emails to readers. To improve 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!)
free california classifieds wish 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 business 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 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 may appear inside your post to email you directly about your offer.

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