For many years, we asked, over and over, for the ability to optionally publish a blog with a static home page. 2 years ago, Blogger gave us that ability, and more, with Custom Redirects.
But, Custom Redirects had a problem - it did not work with a mobile template, and a redirected mobile home page. Recently, however, that changed.
If you want a custom home page - and you want to use a mobile template - just add one additional Custom Redirect.
Add a second redirect.
Maybe, even add a second redirect, to a mobile page.
Now, you can have your cake - and eat it.
Check out my redirected home page test, from your mobile computer.