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New content by your Fan/Favorite authors is listed in My Account/Favorites-Daily Update if you have access to it.
Updates to items you've already set as a Fan/Favorite are listed in My Account/Favorites-Items By Favorite Authors.
To see what a specific member has been up to lately, look at the list of Recently Modified Items at the bottom of their Biography tab.
When you post new content or edit existing content, you have the option of using a semi-automated post to your Notebook, which will appear in the Personal Newsfeed of those who have you as a Fan/Favorite. This option is available at the top of the success message page when you use a plain Save after creating or editing the item. To avoid spamming the newsfeed, post such updates responsibly.
For email, you can use your My Account/Favorites-Favorite Authors, and click on the envelope in their userlink, to preload the To: address in the email form.
Your email also has an address book in the Addresses tab, which should be collecting email addresses from people who exchange email with you, unless you've turned that off in your email settings (click the gear icon at the upper right of the email page to open that page). You can also load the email address from that. The Compose Email form has a link to it at the upper right.
Clicking on the envelope in any userlink anywhere on the site will load that email address in an email form. If an envelope is not displayed in a userlink, right-click the handle to get an option to do so.
Hope that helps.