When I pinned the blog it disappeared and when unpinned it reappeared. I looked through the settings and found there was a 'front page' so i unclicked it and the blog appeared again.
But i could never see a front page. Don't know where it is.
I looked at your link and with time I could sort it out - but do i want people to have to navigate through a front page to see my blog?
I have another blog that was set up just to showcase my book but I can't get the formatting to work as per the example shown on the format page (Hero Theme). That would be the one that needs a static front page with links to other pages.
From my view - formatting the themes is enormously difficult. As for using advanced tricks to 'get the blog exactly as you want' is impossible for non-geeks. Even the terminology defeats me.
I suspect that the site could make a lot more money if people knew what to do - I'm not price sensitive for a start.
The Hero Theme showed a large picture at the top then 3 columns below it - I wanted to have a main picture then 3 columns under with pictures and tex below. I spent (say) 6 hours trying to do that but it goes in a loop where you are directed back to instructions, then the dashboard. It was a frustrating 6 hours with nothing to show for it.
I want to put that page's URL on a business card but I can't do it until it works.
I reckon there's lots of people the same as me.I hope this is useful feedback by an actual user of the site who needs it to work.