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 imagine!

At Patch, we believe that local news and information have the energy to unite a residential area. We also believe in giving neighbors the power to tell 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 could be delivered to [email protected]
Including small attachments is fine, but PLEASE include all important info directly in the body of your email (so it could be easily “cut and pasted”).
Include a single, high-quality photo or image (preferred format is really a .jpg). Tell us who we ought to credit for the photo (you need to own the rights or have permission to use it for a news article).
Because of 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 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. (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 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 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 also Patch reporters, local officials, nonprofits, businesses and experts in your town.


Once you post in this section, your post will appear at the top of the Neighbor Posts page. If it receives enough attention and engagement, it may likewise appear on the homepage for your community or within an email sent 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 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 other posts or replies that don’t follow these rules.

(Are you a local official? Make top connecticut classifieds sites to apply for 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 seeking 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 by means of an article.

When you publish an article on Patch, it’ll be labeled as “Neighbor News” and will show up in the Neighbor Posts section of your home community. If your local 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 their communities more deeply. To apply, email [email protected] with a web link to your Patch profile, a few examples of your work and a few 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 good way 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 being an event.

Once posted, your event will appear in the main Calendar section for the community, and sometimes in other event preview sections across Patch and in emails to readers. To improve your listing and present it extra visibility, also you can pay to market it as “Featured” across the region for $1 each day per community. (Plus, your cash will help support more local journalism in the communities you care about!)
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 need to get rid of
Announcement about your organization or org

Post a Classified

The Classifieds section serves as an area marketplace where you 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 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 which will appear within your post to email you directly about your offer.

To boost your listing and present it extra visibility, you can even pay to market 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]