Simple is good.
Finding out what works sometimes takes a bit of zooming out.
I found that actually my blog loses a lot of the power the main landing page has; out of about 180 visits, 90% ended right there: no moving forward into Posts.
I checked what was wrong. My main landing page’s layout was such that all the actually meaningful content was simply beyond the main Landing Page viewing area, or ‘viewport’. We are such that what’s the lowest hanging fruit is usually what we click. Let’s try that, from now on! Here’s to the new theme!