Topics reflect your area of influence and there are two ways to add Topics to your Klout Profile. Klout can generate topics for you based on your content that people interact with or you can add Topics yourself.
There are also two ways for Topics to be removed from your Klout profile. You can remove Topics from your Klout profile yourself or it can disappear on its own.
Why would a Topic disappear from your Klout profile on its own? If Klout does not continue to detect your influence in a given subject like food or you do not receive a +K in that Topic within 7 days, that Topic will no longer be on your Profile. That is, your influence in a Topic needs to be reinforced either by Klout analysis or another user vouching for you with +K in order for that Topic ro remain on your Profile.
Learn more about Topics here: http://klout.com/#/understand/topics
If you have additional questions or concerns about Topics, please email us.