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Bloomfield Patch: HOW EXACTLY 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 imagine!

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 one another informed about what’s happening at the local level.

There are a few different ways to reach out.

News tips and press releases can be sent to your neighborhood Patch editor. Tips/releases for Bloomfield, NJ can be delivered to [email protected]
Including small attachments is fine, but PLEASE include all important information directly in the body of your email (so it can 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 use 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 have 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. (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 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 register with start posting.
You would like 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 in town
Other quick local updates

Post a Neighbor Post


The Neighbor Posts section is really a community forum and social platform designed to connect you to other neighbors ? together with Patch reporters, local officials, nonprofits, businesses and experts in your area.

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 help reply to your neighbors’ questions and participate 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 keep track of what’s happening on the ground.

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 an area official? Make sure to obtain a local official badge, therefore the community knows to trust your posts and replies.)
Articles

You would like 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 choice 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 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 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 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 an excellent 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 should always be posted being 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 improve your listing and give it extra visibility, you may also pay to market it as “Featured” across the region for $1 each day per community. ( classifieds listings , your money can help support more local journalism in the communities you care about!)
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 wish to get rid of
Announcement about your organization or org

Post a Classified

The Classifieds section serves as a local 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 will appear in the main 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, also you can 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]