Linking to first page of blog posts from custom home page

Hi, I’ve been playing around with implementing a custom home page, by following this help topic, but there’s something I’m not understanding: how can I link from there to my normal page of posts?

Say I make a welcome page, but I want people to be able to click through to my pages of blog posts; if I include a link to domain.name/page/2 it links to the second page of my blog, but domain.name/page/1 seems to send me back to the custom home page, not the first page of blogposts as intended.

(All help appreciated. I’m prepared to delete this topic in a heartbeat if I’m missing something super obvious!)