Bloomfield Patch: How To Share Events, Classifieds, News
Want to understand how exactly to submit news tips or share an area 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 inform their own stories and help keep each other informed about what’s happening at the neighborhood level.
There are a few various ways to reach out.
News tips and press releases can be sent to your local 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 us who we should credit for the photo (you need to own the rights or have permission to use it for a news article).
Due to high volumes of submissions, it’s not always possible to publish 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. (You can even 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 neighborhood 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 wish 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 in town
Other quick local updates
Post a Neighbor Post
The Neighbor Posts section is a online community and social platform made to connect you to other neighbors ? together with Patch reporters, local officials, nonprofits, businesses and experts in your town.
Once 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 the community or in an email sent to local readers.
You can also reply to any other posts you see on Patch, to help answer your neighbors’ questions and take part in local discussions. We encourage neighbors to come together to help one another understand their community better ? because Patch reporters can’t catch everything, and it takes a village to help keep track of what’s happening on the ground.
Always remember to help 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 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.)
You intend to post a:
Column or op-ed
Letter to the editor
If you’re looking 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 articles on Patch, it will be labeled as “Neighbor News” and can arrive in the Neighbor Posts portion of your home community. If your local Patch editor sees fit, they can 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 apply, email [email protected] with a web link to your Patch profile, a few examples of your work and some sentences on why you’d like to contribute.
You would like to post a:
Festival or parade
Other local activities
Post an Event
Adding your event to the Patch Community Calendar is a fantastic solution 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 being an event.
Once posted, your event will appear in the main 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 can also pay to promote it as “Featured” across the region for $1 each day per community. (Plus, your money will help support more local journalism in the communities you care about!)
You 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 want to get rid of
Announcement about your business or org
Post a Classified
The Classifieds section serves as a local marketplace where one can sell or hand out 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. learn more can 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, you may also pay to market it as “featured” across the region for $1 per 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]