1. When creating a post, if you want to skip a line or make a list, that the way it looks on the screen when you are typing your post is the way it looks when you publish the post!
2. Many blogs allow you to add a date for the post to override the date it is being published. For example, if I wanted to add a post to a family cabin forum, but it was a post about my stay last summer, I could date it August 2017. This way, it would keep a chronological order to all the posts.
Added note: So, why does it do what I was talking about in no.1 on this forum but not in mine?