Actually, this is a two pronged question.
#1. In the administrative panel I set it so that each page holds up to 10 posts. I have posted twice so far, and each post shows up on Its own page! I don't want that. I want posts 1-10 to appear on the same page, in traditional blog style.
#2. In the administrative panel I selected for the most recent post to show on the front page. This would be the second post I published an hour ago. Instead, my very first post (which was published two days ago) continues to be front and center when my page loads.
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