Bloomfield Patch: HOW EXACTLY TO Share Events, Classifieds, News
Want to understand 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 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 local level.
There are a few various ways to reach out.
News tips and pr announcements can be sent to your neighborhood Patch editor. Tips/releases for Bloomfield, NJ could be delivered to [email protected]
Including small attachments is okay, but PLEASE include all important info directly in the body of one’s email (so it can be easily “cut and pasted”).
Include a single, high-quality photo or image (preferred format is a .jpg). Tell top colorado classifieds sites who we ought to credit for the photo (you need to own the rights or have permission to utilize it for a news article).
Because of 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, you can ask a question, share a news tip, recommend something to your neighbors or take up 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 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 sign up to 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 a online community and social platform designed to connect one to other neighbors ? and also 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 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 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 keep your posts and replies local, clean, friendly and factual, commensurate with the Patch Community Guidelines. And to make Patch an improved place for neighbors, please flag any 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.)
You want to post a:
Column or op-ed
Letter to the editor
If you’re looking to contribute in a more formal or traditional way, you have the choice to complete 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 will show up in the Neighbor Posts section of your home community. If your local 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 link to your Patch profile, a few examples of your work and a few sentences on why you would like to contribute.
You wish to post a:
Festival or parade
Other local activities
Post an Event
Adding your event to the Patch Community Calendar is a good 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 will appear in the primary 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, also you can pay to market it as “Featured” over the region for $1 per day per community. (Plus, your money will help support more local journalism in the communities you care about!)
You need 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 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 can look 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 inside your post to email you directly about your offer.
To boost your listing and give it extra visibility, you can even pay to market 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]