NOTE: August 23, 2016 — On August 1, Google upgraded “Friend Connect” to “Google Followers”. You can now easily FOLLOW and UNFOLLOW.
—EXCEPT for a some bloggers who are unable to use either the FOLLOW or UNFOLLOW features at all. I was in this group.
August 23, 2016 --Google has "fixed" my problem, and I can again "follow". If you recently followed me, and I was unable to follow you back, will you please leave a comment with your blog address so I can return the favor? Thank you!
—If you are continuing to have problems, Google may be unaware of your exact problem. Their Engineering Dept is working on it, but please leave them your blog address and OS details so they can help. For more information, please read at the google forum here.