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These super-tricked out homepages that every theme has nowadays can be somewhat confusing, even to a theme hacker like me. The most common problem I see on the Studiopress forum is that people are used to having a static page as “Home”, so they wonder why no home widgets work (95% of modern tricked-out theme home pages require that you choose “Latest Posts” for what’s on home, even if their home page layout contains no Blog posts at all! Otherwise, no Home widgets work).
But I think there’s an easy answer to your question. You can just make a new page, call it Blog, and here’s the key difference: before saving the page, go down to the right, and find “Template”. In the dropdown, choose “Blog”. Save. (no content needed on the page). Then put the page into one of your menus, and you’re all set. This will work great unless you want some kind of custom changes to the blog display.