Bloomfield Patch: How To Share Events, Classifieds, News

Want to learn how exactly 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 power to unite a residential area. We also have confidence in giving neighbors the power to inform their own stories and help to keep one another informed about what’s happening at the local level.

There are a few various ways to reach out.

News tips and press releases can be sent to your neighborhood Patch editor. Tips/releases for Bloomfield, NJ can 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 could be easily “cut and pasted”).
Include a single, high-quality photo or image (preferred format is really a .jpg). Tell us who we have 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 isn’t always possible to create 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, it is possible to ask a question, share a news tip, recommend something to your neighbors or take up a local discussion. (You can even 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 sign up to start posting.
You need 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 in town
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 ? and Patch reporters, local officials, nonprofits, businesses and experts in your area.

When 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 your community or in an email sent to local readers.

You can also reply to any other posts you see on Patch, to help answer your neighbors’ questions and take part in local discussions. We encourage neighbors to come together to help one another 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 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 obtain a local official badge, therefore the community knows to trust your posts and replies.)
Articles

You intend 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 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 classified ads publish an article on Patch, it will be labeled as “Neighbor News” and will show up in the Neighbor Posts section of your home community. If your neighborhood Patch editor sees fit, they are able to also elect 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 use, 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.
Events

You want 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 wonderful way to boost attendance and let neighbors find out 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 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 improve your listing and give it extra visibility, you can also pay to market it as “Featured” over the region for $1 each day per community. (Plus, your cash can help support more local journalism in the communities you value!)
Classifieds

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 an area 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 can look in the main 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 within your post to email you directly about your offer.

To boost your listing and give it extra visibility, you can even pay to promote it as “featured” across 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]