I don’t mind at all, not a bother! :)
*someone did let me know today that apparently you can’t read the posts if you’re not signed in, which is unfortunate, but I will get that story posted here once I’ve made some improvements on it. :)
In answer to your question:
Imzy is a new social media platform that was just made public this year. I was involved at the very tail-end of the beta before it was released, so I joined in September of last year.
I do like it, though I (like many people) am very resistant to User-Interface changes, so it does take a lot of getting used to (I felt the same way when I migrated to tumblr from LJ, and now that tumblr is my ‘home’ anything else is annoying and doesn’t work right. lol)
It does not cost money to join, though I believe there is currently a freeze on creating new communities - so you can sign up and join other communities like the Stony Community Bring Food to the Lab, or my personal community, you just can’t make one of your own at the moment.
I have gotten some wonderful feedback on my story. ^_^ As I mentioned in the original post, it is much better for long text (My average chapter is about 6k, so I usually (though not always) break them up into half chapters when I post here on Tumblr so followers don’t have to scroll through 6k+ of text if they don’t want to read it, because we all know that the Read More button works all the time, right?). It also has far-and-away a better commenting system that people can actually reply to and create a discussion. In that regard it’s much better than Tumblr for fandom purposes.
My biggest issues/thoughts in general on Imzy is that 1.) You can’t change the name of your community after you make it. This is apparently because the site creators want you to have a contract of sorts with your followers and not start a Marvel blog and then PSYCH! Now I’ve got you all in my clutches, it will be a DC BLOG BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. (Which I have Opinions on, but I didn’t create the site. So.)
When I made my community, the creation instructions were not super clear and I wasn’t aware that there was a character limit on the blog name (and it let me keep typing), so I ended up with Ladyshadowdrake’s Lair Away from La (Instead of Lair Away from Lair). Mildly annoying, but not too big of a deal.
2.) On desktop when you open a post to read it, it opens in a floating screen. To close it, you just click off of the floating screen somewhere. However, the scrolling bars are ittybitty tiny thin so it’s easy to think you’re clicking on the scrolling bar and actually clicking off the screen.
3.) “Reblogging” or it’s equivalent does not really seem to be a thing, so it is a bit harder to gain an audience via people sharing your work. In that regard, Tumblr seems much better.
Other than that, the Imzy staff are pretty responsive to feedback and very welcoming to fandom. I think it has a good shot at being the next home when Fandom inevitably migrates again, but we’ll see. :)