If you want to create a blog page it is very simple:
Thanks for the prompt reply!
Is there a way to apply the masonary standard design to the home page and show all my blog posts ?
At the moment when I apply it to the blog page, it works as desired. I can then choose the blog as the static front page. However, when I click a different page number below the blog posts, it changes the template slightly and does not go to the page number that I clicked.
404 page issue is common WordPress issue, to fix it you can follow this:
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