It seems that “home page” means whatever the most recent blog posted is. This seems strange because it makes more sense to be a page. Also, once I figured that out…it seems to be very limited in what you can make your home page look. Also…what about all of the things on the side? How do I get rid of “meta” or “blog roll”?
Go to your dashboard. Then go to the sidebar, and click appearance>widgets. The “meta” and “blogroll” are default widgets on your blog homepage. Just drag out the widgets you don’t want. More on widgets here
that is what is weird…they don’t appear in any of the active menu boxes…they are just different pages and I have no idea how they got there. In Appearances under widgets “meta” and “blog roll” are things I never engaged and I don’t see their widgets on any of my lists.