June 24, 2021

Bloomfield Patch: How To Share Events, Classifieds, News

Want to learn how 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 energy to unite a community. We also believe 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 local Patch editor. Tips/releases for Bloomfield, NJ could be sent to [email protected]
Including small attachments is fine, but PLEASE include all important info 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 a .jpg). Tell us who we ought to credit for the photo (you need to own the rights or have permission to utilize it for a news article).
Due to high volumes of submissions, it isn’t 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, it is possible to ask a question, share a news tip, recommend something to your neighbors or start a local discussion. (You can even write a more traditional news 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, it is possible to 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 would like to post a:
Question about your community
News tip about something going on in the neighborhood
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 really a community forum and social platform made to connect you 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 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 delivered 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 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 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 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 by means of an article.

When top colorado classifieds sites 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 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 interested in sharing their expertise and reporting on the communities more deeply. To apply, email [email protected] with a link to your Patch profile, some 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 great 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 should always be posted as 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 improve your listing and present it extra visibility, you can even pay to promote it as “Featured” across the region for $1 each day per community. (Plus, your money can help support more local journalism in the communities you value!)
Classifieds

You intend 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 you can sell or hand out your stuff, look 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 present it extra visibility, you can also pay to promote it as “featured” across 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]