It's Valentine's Day, and far be it for us to ask anything of the people we love, our readers. However, since we continue to strive for comprehensive community coverage we want to make sure you know about all the Here are some new and not-so-new tools at your disposal to participate in Patch and enhance your experience on the site:
Sign up for the Newsletter
We can't stress it enough, the easiest way to get the latest news and information about Bloomfield Township and Bloomfield Hills is to get the Patch newsletter, delivered to your inbox each and every morning, free of charge. Every story, blog, announcement or event that is featured on the site in the previous 24 hours will all be assembled into one quick, easy-to-navigate guide that comes directly to you.
New features include four different formats: the daily news, the weekly news, breaking news and/or or local discounts. It's never been easier to get the latest from Patch sent directly to your email inbox. Already signed up and familiar with what it has to offer? Great! How about sharing the link with at least three friends that are missing out?
Post Your Own Content
There are numerous user-friendly ways to directly contribute to Bloomfield Patch and share important news and information with the community:
- Post an event: Learn how to highlight your organization's upcoming events in the Events Calendar by watching this short video.
- Post an announcement: Want to share a birth announcement, academic achievements or just highlight someone or something special in the community? Share it with us and other Patch readers by watching this video on how to create your very own announcement on any Patch site. It's that easy!
- Pics and Clips Gallery: Got a great picture to share? Upload it directly to the site by following the "Pics & Clips" tab on the homepage.
Start a Local Voices Blog
Bloomfield Patch is more than a news site, it's an online conversation about your community. We'll ask you to share your expertise or observations on certain topics, but you write when you want to write, and there is no subject or word-count requirements to worry about. Patch also won't own what you post, so you can repost your entries to your other blogs. Much like The Huffington Post has done, Patch is providing local bloggers an online platform to have their words read by a larger audience. Contact Art Aisner at Art.Aisner@Patch.com if you are interested in being a part of the conversation.
Some recent posts by Bloomfield-area residents include:
- Bloomfield Twp. Safety Paths Program Ends/New Millage in Future?
- Planning a Romantic (Kid-Free) Evening at Disney World
- It’s Valentine’s Day but the BBB Warns: Don’t Be a Fooled by a Catfish!
Claim Your Business Listing
Own a business located in Bloomfield, or are you a dedicated employee lucky enough to be working at one? Either way, it's imperative that you find the company's or organization's free listing in Patch Places. This brief summary gives readers a short introduction on what the business does and where it's located, but there's so much more available to savvy entrepreneurs that claim their listing.
Doing so enables them direct access to their listing and provides the opportunity to add photos, highlight special products or employees, and to respond to any and all reviews that may have been critical or unflattering. It's easy to do and we've included a short video that explains all the basics.
Join the Conversation
Bloomfield Patch is only as useful and successful as we make it, and by we, we mean you. Yes you! Your feedback in the form of comments, business reviews, letters to the editor, shout-outs on Facebook and retweets on Twitter are all part of how we Patch providers gauge what the community cares about, and helps to determine what the site consists of each and every day of the week.
Don't just sit back. Help drive the conversation and use this platform to its full potential.