Here's one way to use the Feature This Post feature:
- Go to Compose and scroll down.
- On the lower right, click on Display Options.
- Check the box for Feature This Post and then click OK.
- You'll now see a 'Feature This Post' check box on your compose screen.
- Write your welcome message, back date it a bit.
- Be sure you check the checkbox to feature the post. Note: You can only feature one post at a time. If you had previously marked a post as featured, this new post will be featured instead.
- Save and publish the post.
- View your blog's homepage to be sure the welcome message is in the right place.