I've made two blog pages by making a second template page and then pointing only certain post tags to my second page, therefore allowing me to essentially have two separate blog pages, each loading certain posts per their tag. the links are:
(the main index page)
(my 2nd template page)
The buzz template is an identical copy of the index page, but simply a change only in the tags it loads.
So it seems as though this problem with the 'more' function of showing only an excerpt of my posts works fine withing my index page but not in the buzz page. Since they are identical I don't know why there's a problem on one and not the other.