Oh my gosh, I did it!!! I figured out how to have followers. Duh, it was so simple. For anyone out there that needs to know this let me tell you how. You just go to the layout and click on add a gadget. Which I had been doing. But - I only looked at the two pages that came up and only had a choice to add one by google. If you are adventurous like I was NOT, you click on more gadgets on the left side. That gives you 500+ choices and one of them is add followers by blogger. So simple. I think age has gotten to me.