April 12, 2021

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 energy to unite a community. We also have confidence in giving neighbors the power to tell their own stories and help keep one another informed about what’s happening at the neighborhood level.

There are a few various ways to reach out.


free classifieds listings and pr announcements can be sent to your neighborhood Patch editor. Tips/releases for Bloomfield, NJ could be sent to [email protected]
Including small attachments is fine, but PLEASE include all important information directly in the body of one’s email (so it can be easily “cut and pasted”).
Add a single, high-quality photo or image (preferred format is really a .jpg). Tell us who we ought 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’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 acquire 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 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 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 in regards to 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 ? as well as Patch reporters, local officials, nonprofits, businesses and experts in your town.

When 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 could likewise appear on the homepage for your community or in an email sent to local readers.

You can also reply to 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 each other 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 floor.

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 a better place for neighbors, please flag any posts or replies that don’t follow these rules.

(Are you a local official? Make sure to apply for a local official badge, therefore the community knows to trust your posts and replies.)
Articles

You need to post a:
Press release
Column or op-ed
Letter to the editor
Obituary

If you’re seeking 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 press 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 section of your home community. If your local Patch editor sees fit, they can also choose to share it with nearby communities or include it in an email to readers.

Patch also welcomes vetted contributors thinking about sharing their expertise and reporting on their communities more deeply. To use, email [email protected] with a web link to your Patch profile, a few examples of your work and some sentences on why you would 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 wonderful way to boost attendance and let neighbors know about fun stuff happening near them. If the thing 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 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 can also pay to promote it as “Featured” over the region for $1 each day per community. (Plus, your cash can help support more local journalism in the communities you value!)
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 wish to get rid of
Announcement about your organization or org

Post a Classified

The Classifieds section serves as an area 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 can look in the main Classifieds section for your community, and sometimes in other preview sections across Patch and in emails to readers. Interested parties can use a contact form which will appear inside 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 in our FAQ section, or contact our support team anytime at [email protected]