From Google Chrome, I could not get into my preferences...well, I could get in, but when I clicked on anything, I watched the circle go around and around and around 'til it brought me eventually to 'aw snap'....'kill pages'.
I had to start from scratch by creating a new email account...I think that was the ticket...starting the new email account. And then creating a new ivillage account...had to tweek my name just a little. And bing bada bing! I can now get into my preferences. I loaded my Avatar, popped in a siggie, set it up so new posts go to top of the page.
Oh happy day!