I put off trying this plugin because it wasn't rated so then I knew I had to rate it after I found it was exactly what I wanted all along, and works great. It's simple, but it needs not be more. Plus, it's easy and that's perfect.
The settings are embedded within the regular blog settings (reading), but I found them quickly because I often check the installed page for the settings link (it was there). Boom and done. I can continue tweaking in the future, when I have more posts and know more what I want.