I did this too... home is a static page (or so I thought) and I made two other pages, one of which I assigned to display the blog posts, however everything came out backwards for some reason.
My "home" page and my "contact us" page both look like blog pages, and the blog page (named "waterblogged") has no blog info on it...
Look at skylinepump.com - this is my first WP site. I've worked with php and HTML/CSS before quite a bit, but my client wanted a blog that they could edit and WP seemed like a good fit. Now, I'm wondering if I can make this work for a 'company' website or not. I've had to strip out tons of code to get rid of stuff I don't want on ANY page... and I don't see any other way to remove column content that seems to be hard-coded. By doing this I lost my top menu (but I think I had to because I couldn't get rid of the original 'home' page, no matter what I did.) I'd love to get that top menu back....
It also seems like typical php comments "/* */" doesn't work either - any suggestions?
But first I need to resolve the static page vs. blog page first.
Perhaps a good theme (one that's built for what my client needs?) suggestion?