This page doesn't not seem to give me the heuristics that match my needs:
With static pages, I have a Front/Home page.
This is assigned under the Dashboard/Reading Settings page, where one first selects where the first setting, from two radio buttons, which determines whether "Front page displays" "your latest posts" or "a static page (select below): I have "a static page" selected.
Here is where it gets confusing for me, and perhaps for others - I don't know:
below those two initial radio button selections, there is a drop-down edit box preceded by the label "Front Page," from which it implies that if one has selected "your latest posts" one would then select a Front page for the blog and for the site itself, that page being the same for both.
The next drop-down edit box with the label "Posts Page" also offers the same list from my Pages page, and I don't have any posts yet, so I don't know if any of those would be offered as well.
If I already has some Posts, would that "Posts Page" instead offer pages from my Posts page, or would that Dashboard/Reading Settings "Posts page" drop-down edit box always offers selections _only_ from the Pages page?
How does categories affect the listing of posts?
I would have thought that this codex page should explain that, and outline how one structures one's posts.
But I don't find this conceptualization there. Nor can I find another Codex page that will help me with this.
This is one of my current sites, and the one I am think of adding a blog to. It has all static pages which are, currently, all of their own parents. And there are no posts yet.
My apologies if I'm not presenting my confusion properly ;)