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 power to unite a residential area. We also have confidence in giving neighbors the power to inform 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 okay, but PLEASE include all important information 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 a .jpg). Tell us who we should 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. (You may also 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 add 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 intend to post a:
Question about your community
News tip about something going on in a nearby
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 made to connect one to other neighbors ? in addition to Patch reporters, local officials, nonprofits, businesses and experts in your town.

When you post in this section, your post can look at the top of the Neighbor Posts page. If top alabama classifieds sites receives enough attention and engagement, it could likewise appear on the homepage for your community or in an email delivered to local readers.

You can also reply to any other posts you see on Patch, to help answer your neighbors’ questions and participate in local discussions. We encourage neighbors to come together to help each other understand their community better ? because Patch reporters can’t catch everything, also it takes a village to 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. Also to make Patch an improved place for neighbors, please flag any other posts or replies that don’t follow these rules.

(Are you an area official? Make sure to apply for a local official badge, therefore 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 seeking to contribute in a far more formal or traditional way, you have the choice 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 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 interested in sharing their expertise and reporting on the communities more deeply. To apply, email [email protected] with a link to your Patch profile, a few examples of your work and some sentences on why you would 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 superb way 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 will always be posted being an event.

Once posted, your event can look in the main 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, you can also pay to market it as “Featured” across the region for $1 per day per community. (Plus, your money will 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 need to get rid of
Announcement about your organization or org

Post a Classified

The Classifieds section serves as a local marketplace where you can 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 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 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]