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Is there a way to make the blog app only show a snippet of an article instead of the entire article? Such as you would do with the WordPress excerpt function. Also how many links is the headlines dynamic object set to show?
I believe it shows 10 headlines. And there isn't a built-in snippet field, but you can add one using the same steps as these:
From my experience most non-developers are confused when they visit an archive style page and the entire blog posting is outputted to that page. Also it could possibly be seen as duplicate content by Google. That was a main concern of mine with the homepage -> index issue.