Following a member is like subscribing to a member. Should you choose to subscribe a member, you have the ability to individually "follow" a member's site content (posts, threads, wikis, reviews, etc). We've always been able to search by member, but this feature enables you to have the members you follow listed via your Profile page. To Follow a member, go to their username located to the left of each post:
then click the blue dropdown arrow. From here, choose Follow Member:
All the members you follow can be accessed via Your Profile page. Your Profile can be accessed any number of ways. First, you can go to the My Profile link at the top of the page
or you can click your bolded username up at the top right (next to the log out button and under the Mothering Magazine cover).
Once you're in your Profile, go to the right-hand side below Public Messages to see Members You Follow.
You can also click on View All to see all the members you follow. You can further filter this view by Date Added, Member Name (alphabetically) or Online Status. You are the only one who has access to your followed members list. You can manage your followed members and preferences via your Subscription Page and selecting Edit My Subscriptions tab.