I figured out how to follow games by following the numeric descriptions. Before I hit the next button I find the square and then press next. It still makes my head go nuts after about 5 minutes but I'm following things a little better. I know this all will take time. I'm very excited about being able to follow things now.
I have set up a chess.com group for the county I live in here in Michigan because there wasn't one until now. My ultimate goal is to not only play online but to be able to play face to face with members of Ontonagon County and the surrounding Counties.