April 12, 2021

Bloomfield Patch: How To Share Events, Classifieds, News

Want to understand how to submit news tips or share a local event/classified on Patch Bloomfield? It’s easier than you imagine!

At Patch, we think that local news and information have the energy to unite a residential area. 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.

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 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 a .jpg). Tell us who we have to credit for the photo (you must own the rights or have permission to use it for a news article).
Due to high volumes of submissions, it isn’t always possible to publish all releases or respond individually ? but top alabama classifieds sites try our best!

More of a “take charge” personality? Can’t wait to get 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 may also write a more traditional news release, column, letter to the editor or obituary by means of an article.)
On the Events calendar, you can include your own events to the neighborhood lineup.
In the Classifieds marketplace, it is possible to 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 want 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 in town
Other quick local updates

Post a Neighbor Post

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

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

You can also reply to any other 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, also it takes a village to help keep track of what’s happening on the ground.

Always remember to keep your posts and replies local, clean, friendly and factual, commensurate with the Patch Community Guidelines. Also to make Patch an improved place for neighbors, please flag any posts or replies that don’t follow these rules.

(Are you a local official? Make sure to obtain a local official badge, so 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 looking to contribute in a more formal or traditional way, you have the option to perform one additional verification step in order to post a press release, column, op-ed, letter to the editor or obituary by means of an article.

When you publish articles on Patch, it’ll 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 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 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 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 a great 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 should always be posted as an event.

Once posted, your event can look in the primary 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, you can even pay to market it as “Featured” over the region for $1 per day per community. (Plus, your cash can help support more local journalism in the communities you value!)
Classifieds

You want to post about:
Lost & found pets or other items
Housing (seeking or offering)
Gigs & services (seeking or offering)
For sale items
Free stuff you want to get rid of
Announcement about your business or org

Post a Classified

The Classifieds section serves as a local marketplace where you could sell or give away 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 which will appear inside your post to email you directly about your offer.

To boost your listing and present it extra visibility, you may 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]