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 community. We also believe in giving neighbors the power to tell their own stories and help to keep each other 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 local Patch editor. Tips/releases for Bloomfield, NJ could be sent to [email protected]
Including small attachments is okay, 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 should 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’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 get a tip online?
In the Neighbor Posts section, you can 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 add your own events to the neighborhood 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 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 a community forum and social platform made to connect you to other neighbors ? in addition to Patch reporters, local officials, nonprofits, businesses and experts in your area.

Once you post in this section, your post can look at 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 answer any posts you see on Patch, to greatly help reply to your neighbors’ questions and participate 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 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 website for neighbors, please flag any other posts or replies that don’t follow these rules.

(Are you an area 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 choice to complete one additional verification step in 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 section of your home community. If your neighborhood Patch editor sees fit, they are able to also choose to share it with nearby communities or include it within an email to readers.

Patch also welcomes vetted contributors thinking about 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 a few sentences on why you’d 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 superb way to boost attendance and let neighbors find out about fun stuff happening near them. If finished . you’re posting about includes a date and time, it will 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 boost your listing and present it extra visibility, also you can pay to market it as “Featured” across the region for $1 per day per community. (Plus, your cash can help support more local journalism in the communities you care about!)
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 wish to get rid of
Announcement about your organization or org

Post a Classified

The Classifieds section serves as an area marketplace where you could sell or hand out 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 may appear inside 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 per 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]