Due to a quirk in our site’s WordPress theme, there’s no login option from the homepage. You’ll need to click on one of the pages in the site’s main menu (like this page!), where you’ll find a login link in the right-hand sidebar.
You’ll also note that our site’s “aesthetic” is driven by representative images associated with each post. In order to have a thumbnail image associated with your posts, you need to select a “Featured Image” in the dashboard. Before you “publish” your posts, look to the bottom-right of your screen for the “Featured Image” area.