The blogging platform is provided by a plugin, and that plugin has been discontinued. This means that we cannot continue to use it after upgrading to XenForo 2. However, there is a suitable replacement for it and since blogs are a popular feature of the forum they will stay. You can read more about that here: https://www.writingforums.org/threads/blogging-system-upgrade-proposal.159777/#post-1716429 The Gallery was a place to post pictures rather than stories. It can still be accessed at https://www.writingforums.org/gallery for the time being, but it should not be used since it may be removed at any time without notice.