Are you one of those bloggers feeling troubled by the auto pagination happening on blogger. Something that you are unaware about? When you set the No. of posts to be shown on blogger settings as 8 or 10, seldom did you know that blogger may want to show only 2-3 posts or may be even 1 post due to the fact that your posts are long and may require usage of a lot more resources of Google Servers than what a single blog should be doing. Well you can read more information here.
Let me quickly get to the solution to this that I could find out. When you are writing a post in the blogger post composer you will see an option called "Insert Jump Break". Refer to the graphic below:
|See the Red Marked areas for reference. Top button is for "Insert jump break"|
You can use this option and give a jump break somewhere in the middle of the post. This is actually meant to ensure that not all the content of the post will be shown on the home page. This is in case if you want to display small snippets of 7-8 or more posts on home page with each snippet showing a bit of content and ending with "Read More". Similar to what is seen on my home page. 7 posts are shown but not the complete content is seen. Even if your blogger template is programmed to automatically display snippets, you must insert the jump break to make sure that the number of posts that you have entered in the settings and the actual number posts shown on the home page, tally.
I can't technically explain how this works with the blogger logic of auto-pagination but yes, this did work for me. When I completed adding jump breaks on first 20-30 posts, the problem was solved. Now I've set the number to 7 and you'll see that there are 7 posts showing on the home page.
So try this solution and leave a comment if this works.
This post is a bit off topic from my usual content of photography but I'm so glad that I could solve this problem that want to help others who are facing similar sort of trouble :-)