Because simon thread titled "how long?" i become aware about every single things on blog should be manage properly. If in the simon thread we're talking about how long the content should be written, now i wanna discuss another things which maybe important for blogger :

How much article you placed on the homepage?

I'm sure it's not just a choice, but there is something more related to the effectiveness in getting visitor, SEO, or etc. And this discussion is to explore that.

In my opinion, i think to place 3-4 article is enough. Because placing more article (more than 4) will make your homepage size is larger and opened slowly by visitor. If it's like that, visitor may leave it.

And also, to place more than 4 article on homepage will make your sidebar (right/left) looks empty...Because commonly sidebar menu length is same with 3-4 article.