Bloomfield Patch: HOW EXACTLY TO Share Events, Classifieds, News
Want to learn 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 power to unite a residential area. We also believe in giving neighbors the power to tell their own stories and help keep each other informed about what’s happening at the neighborhood level.
There are a few different ways to reach out.
News tips and pr announcements can be sent to your local Patch editor. Tips/releases for Bloomfield, NJ can be delivered to [email protected]
Including connecticut classifieds is fine, but PLEASE include all important information directly in the body of one’s email (so it could 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’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. (Also you can write a more traditional press 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, 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 sign up to start posting.
You want to post a:
Question about your community
News tip about something going on in a nearby
Recommendation for an area 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 one to other neighbors ? along with Patch reporters, local officials, nonprofits, businesses and experts in your town.
Once you post in this section, your post will appear 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 within 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 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 posts or replies that don’t follow these rules.
(Are you an area official? Make sure to apply for a local official badge, so the community knows to trust your posts and replies.)
You wish to post a:
Column or op-ed
Letter to the editor
If you’re seeking to contribute in a more formal or traditional way, you have the option to perform one additional verification part of order to post a news release, column, op-ed, letter to the editor or obituary in the form of an article.
When you publish an article on Patch, it will be labeled as “Neighbor News” and will arrive in the Neighbor Posts section of your home community. If your local Patch editor sees fit, they can also choose to share it with nearby communities or include it in an email to readers.
Patch also welcomes vetted contributors thinking about sharing their expertise and reporting on their 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 would like to contribute.
You need 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 know about fun stuff happening near them. If the thing you’re posting about has 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 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. (Plus, your cash can help support more local journalism in the communities you value!)
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 would like 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 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 primary Classifieds section for the community, and sometimes in other preview sections across Patch and in emails to readers. Interested parties can use a contact form that may 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 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]