I would like to have a single post on my front page (always the latest), but let normal paging work. So the front page has post 1, the next page should have post 2-11 (1-10 is fine too), then 12-21 or 11-20, and so on. I know I can change the number of posts depending on the context, but setting this to "1" on the homepage means the further pages also show only one post.
My main problem is that
/page/2/ and so on works, but
/page/1/ always redirects to the real home page,
/. This means posts 2-10 are always skipped, since page 2 shows 11-20. I currently solve this by linking to my archive, but this is not ideal when you come to the first posts of the year and there are fewer posts and no obvious way of continuing.