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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 a local 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 believe in giving neighbors the power to tell their own stories and help to keep each other informed about what’s happening at the local level.

There are a few different 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 eric.kiefer@patch.com.
Including small attachments is fine, but PLEASE include all important information directly in the body of your email (so it could be easily “cut and pasted”).
Add a single, high-quality photo or image (preferred format is really a .jpg). Tell us who we should credit for the photo (you must 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 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 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, 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 register with 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 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 ? along with 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 your community or in an email delivered to local readers.

You can also reply to any 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 one another 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 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 other posts or replies that don’t follow these rules.

(Are you a local official? Make sure to obtain a local official badge, so the community knows to trust your posts and replies.)
Articles

You need to post a:
Press release
Column or op-ed
Letter to the editor
Obituary

If you’re looking 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 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 show up 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 interested in sharing their expertise and reporting on the communities more deeply. To use, email contributors@patch.com with a link to your Patch profile, some 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 solution 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 will always be posted being an event.

Once posted, your event will appear in the primary Calendar section for the community, and sometimes in other event preview sections across Patch and in emails to readers. To boost your listing and give it extra visibility, you may also pay to promote it as “Featured” over the region for $1 each day per community. (Plus, your money will help support more local journalism in the communities you care about!)
Classifieds

You want 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 an area marketplace where one can sell or hand out your stuff, search for work, find roommates or tenants and make other local business announcements.

Once posted, top alaska classifieds sites 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 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 may also pay to promote 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 support@patch.com.

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