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Bloomfield Patch: How To Share Events, Classifieds, News

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Want to learn how to submit news tips or share an area 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 have confidence in giving neighbors the power to tell their own stories and help to keep one another informed about what’s happening at the neighborhood level.

There are a few various ways to reach out.

top alabama classifieds sites and press releases can be sent to your local Patch editor. Tips/releases for Bloomfield, NJ can be delivered to eric.kiefer@patch.com.
Including small attachments is okay, but PLEASE include all important info 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 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’s not 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, you can ask a question, share a news tip, recommend something to your neighbors or start a local discussion. (You can also 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 neighborhood lineup.
In the Classifieds marketplace, you can 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 wish to post a:
Question about your community
News tip about something going on in the neighborhood
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 online community and social platform made to connect you to other neighbors ? as well as Patch reporters, local officials, nonprofits, businesses and experts in your town.

Once 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 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 greatly help answer your neighbors’ questions and take part in local discussions. We encourage neighbors ahead together to help each other 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 ground.

Always remember to keep your posts and replies local, clean, friendly and factual, in keeping with the Patch Community Guidelines. And to make Patch a better place for neighbors, please flag any 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 seeking to contribute in a far more formal or traditional way, you have the option 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 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 neighborhood Patch editor sees fit, they can 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 their communities more deeply. To use, email contributors@patch.com with a web link to your Patch profile, a few examples of your work and a few sentences on why you’d like to contribute.
Events

You wish 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 has a date and time, it will always be posted being an event.

Once posted, your event will appear 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 even pay to market it as “Featured” over the region for $1 each day per community. (Plus, your cash will help support more local journalism in the communities you value!)
Classifieds

You wish to post about:
Lost & found pets or other items
Housing (seeking or offering)
Gigs & services (seeking or offering)
For sale items
Free stuff you intend to get rid of
Announcement about your business or org

Post a Classified

The Classifieds section serves as an area marketplace where one can sell or give away your stuff, search 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 which will appear within your post to email you directly about your offer.

To boost your listing and give it extra visibility, you may also pay to promote it as “featured” across the region for $1 each day per community.

Still have questions about posting on Patch? Read more in our FAQ section, or contact our support team anytime at support@patch.com.

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