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Bloomfield Patch: HOW EXACTLY TO Share Events, Classifieds, News

Want to learn how exactly to submit news tips or share an area event/classified on Patch Bloomfield? It’s easier than you imagine!

At Patch, we think that local news and information have the power to unite a community. We also have confidence in giving neighbors the power to tell 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 press releases can be sent to your neighborhood Patch editor. Tips/releases for Bloomfield, NJ could be delivered to [email protected]
Including learn more is fine, but PLEASE include all important information directly in the body of your email (so it can be easily “cut and pasted”).
Include a single, high-quality photo or image (preferred format is really a .jpg). Tell us who we should credit for the photo (you must own the rights or have permission to utilize it for a news article).
Due to 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 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 take up a local discussion. (You can also 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 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 register with start posting.
You need to post a:
Question about your community
News tip about something going on in the neighborhood
Recommendation for an area 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 community forum and social platform made to connect one to other neighbors ? and Patch reporters, local officials, nonprofits, businesses and experts in your town.

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


You can also reply to any 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 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, 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 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 press release, column, op-ed, letter to the editor or obituary in the form of an article.

When you publish an article on Patch, it will be labeled as “Neighbor News” and will show up in the Neighbor Posts portion of your home community. If your neighborhood Patch editor sees fit, they are able to also elect to share it with nearby communities or include it in an email to readers.

Patch also welcomes vetted contributors interested in sharing their expertise and reporting on the communities more deeply. To use, email [email protected] with a link to your Patch profile, a few examples of your work and some sentences on why you’d like to contribute.
Events

You need 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 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 should always be posted as an event.

Once posted, your event can look 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 present it extra visibility, also you can pay to market 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 need to post about:
Lost & found pets or other items
Housing (seeking or offering)
Gigs & services (seeking or offering)
For sale items
Free stuff you intend to get rid of
Announcement about your organization or org

Post a Classified

The Classifieds section serves as an area 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 will appear in the primary Classifieds section for the 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 give it extra visibility, you can also pay to market it as “featured” over the region for $1 per 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]