No, that's the problem. Prior to posting the question, I had already looked everywhere on the topic, looked at the FAQ's etc. The "follow" button that is referenced is simply not on the topic. The only solution I was able to find was to follow the hubber but that is a pain. I have to go to the hubber and look through the extensive list of their hubs, to find that topic again. What I want to do is to just follow THAT topic, but when I go to THAT topic, there is no option to follow it. Is this something that can be added to Hub Pages, because honestly, it feels like a big waste of time without it....
To give you an idea of what I am seeing. When I open the topic, on the left is the topic title, a picture, and the text. On the right is a picture of the hubber, with their name, number of followers etc. Under that is an advertisement. Under that is another box which has the options:
Read more hubs by [hubber name]
Bookmark this hub (tried that - not sure what it did but it certainly didn't mark the topic in a way that makes it easier to find in the future)
Then there is a box of related hubs, followed by a box of tags and another ad.
If I scroll through the text of the topic, it is followed by comments - and that is all that is on the page.