In Meteor you do not manipulate the DOM yourself but use Reactivity. The simplest example would be with using (global) Session variables and collections. In your example, where are the list items in #followingOutput coming from?
i wanted #followingOutput to add to a list somewhere else on the same page when you click a button, the way it is now you can click the button infinity and doing so adds nothing but a x button that deletes that same input, but this is more of a “does it work” type of thing instead of being practical.
what i want the meteor code to do is add that x to a list and when that x is clicked to delete what it just added which is basically what the jquery code it doing.