Like an apprehensive actor prior to the critics' verdict on opening night, we at the Inner East Review waited, with some trepidation, for the judgement of readers on our first edition.
Would the audience come along with us for the ride? Or would readers find fault?
For us, all the news was good. We received many congratulatory messages. Most prefaced their comments by thanking us for again providing them with a local newspaper.
Vina went on to Facebook to thank us for a great read, while Gabrielle appreciated the story on Yarra City Council's Swan Street Master Plan. Another local rang, urging us to "keep an eye" on the council - and, yes, we certainly will.
Natalie wants a report on what locals believe are the Top 5 issues of importance when they cast their votes in upcoming elections. "I think there's a disconnect between what keeps getting shoved in our faces vs what voters want to see," she said. The elections are a little way off, but yes, Natalie, you can look forward to reading that in future editions.
Other readers were interested in reviews of coffee shops. Garry suggested an interview with Irene at Lumberjack, "a Richmond legend". She is on our list, Garry.
Thank you for all your comments and suggestions. It's your paper, so keep in touch.