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Bloomfield Patch: HOW EXACTLY TO Share Events, Classifieds, News

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Want to understand how to submit https://yoomza.com/california/ or share a local event/classified on Patch Bloomfield? It’s easier than you think!

At Patch, we believe that local news and information have the energy to unite a community. We also have confidence in giving neighbors the power to inform their own stories and help keep each other informed about what’s happening at the neighborhood 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 can be sent to [email protected]
Including small attachments is okay, but PLEASE include all important information directly in the body of your email (so it can be easily “cut and pasted”).
Include a single, high-quality photo or image (preferred format is really a .jpg). Tell us who we should credit for the photo (you need to own the rights or have permission to use 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, you can ask a question, share a news tip, recommend something to your neighbors or start a local discussion. (Also you can write a more traditional news release, column, letter to the editor or obituary in the form of an article.)
On the Events calendar, you can add your own events to the local 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 a local 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 really a community forum and social platform designed to connect you to other neighbors ? along with Patch reporters, local officials, nonprofits, businesses and experts in your town.

Once 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 within an email delivered to local readers.

You can also reply to any 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 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 help keep your posts and replies local, clean, friendly and factual, commensurate 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, 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 looking to contribute in a far more formal or traditional way, you have the choice to perform one additional verification step in order to post a press release, column, op-ed, letter to the editor or obituary by means of an article.

When you publish articles 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 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 apply, email [email protected] with a web link to your Patch profile, some examples of your work and some sentences on why you would like to contribute.
Events

You intend 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 fantastic 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 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 promote it as “Featured” over the region for $1 per 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 want 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, 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 your community, and sometimes in other preview sections across Patch and in emails to readers. Interested parties can use a contact form that will appear within your post to email you directly about your offer.

To boost your listing and give it extra visibility, also you can pay to promote it as “featured” over 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 [email protected]

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