As I am still learning the idiosyncrasies of WordPress, I’m forced to create a new page in order for readers to find a listing of recent posts and the archives. For some reason, with the theme that I chose, those do not show up on the blogs “home page.”
I did notice that when I clicked on a different “page” under the home page’s top image, that those features showed up on the right hand side. So, that is why you see a separate page for Recent Posts and Archives.
This “old dog” is still trying to learn new tricks.