To better explain the process of setting up a blog with a static home page, I have produced a new video demonstration (somewhat improved, from the attempt earlier today). This is experimental, so be kind.
This is intentionally a silent video, because the recording process, used for displaying the screen, is very heavy on computer resources. Audio doesn't improve the experience.
See the How To page, in the demo blog, first:
My Static Home Page Demonstration Blog
And now, the video:
Nitecruzr Video: Setting Up A Blog With A Static Home Page