A 2009 Reflection

2009 December 21
by Grace Boyle

My one year anniversary of blogging was back in August. The one year post I wrote was symbolic because it also marked living in Boulder for one year. Let’s look back on 2009…

photo-2491Here’s to many more big ideas, from these small hands.


To date, I have 232 blog posts, 1,666 comments and from the below graph, a large rate of growth in page views and visits.


In 2009, I wrote 12 guest posts, hosted 12 guest posts on my blog, I was featured on Ryan Stephens Top Ten Gen Y Blogs list June, August, October and December (consecutively). I was interviewed by video and blog, featured in two large newspapers, had my work copied from a newspaper columnist, participated in four prolific blogging series, hosted my own series with 15 bloggers around the country, and I met blogging friends in real life (IRL) for the first time (not to mention, all the friends I have made ‘online’).

Best of 2009:

Some of you have been reading for a day, some for over a year. Either way, I want to express my gratitude and thanks. If you have a favorite post or even a post you disliked, please share. Feedback and growth keep us going.

February 2009:

March 2009:

April 2009:

May 2009 (I moved from Blogger to WordPress!)

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December 2009:

Thank you for your support, your ideas, your e-mails and your readership. I’m perpetually grateful for each of you. Don’t be a stranger, please say hello. Happy Holidays! Salute, to 2010.

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  • http://akhilak.com/blog Akhila

    Grace, congrats on everything you've accomplished this year and with this blog! I've loved following your blog and journey & I can't wait to see what the new year holds! You're a wonderful writer and no wonder your blog is doing great :)

  • http://www.lifewithoutpants.com Matt Cheuvront

    Cheers to you Grace – I love everything you do here at SHBI and you have a bright, bright future ahead. Happy Holidays!

  • http://www.cornonthejob.com/ Rich DeMatteo

    Congratulations on all of your awesomeness. You are an inspiration to new, as well as old friends.

    I'm glad we connected and I look forward to nothing but amazing work from you in 2010.

    PS – shit those hands are small….you weren't kidding. They are adorable :o)

  • http://www.smallhandsbigideas.blogspot.com Grace Boyle

    @Akhila Thank you for your continued support! It really means a lot to me and I look forward to the day when we can finally meet IRL :)

  • http://www.smallhandsbigideas.blogspot.com Grace Boyle

    @Matt Aw, thank you. I remember talking with you when you were at the agency back in Nashville and just beginning to blog. You reached out about my (impromptu) inspires me series and the rest is history :) You've taken so many leaps and I can't wait to also meet IRL! Thanks for always supporting, Matt.

  • http://www.smallhandsbigideas.blogspot.com Grace Boyle

    @Rich Thank you. I only hope to be a small source of inspiration to readers because I know how far it can go. You're right, my hands are itty bitty. The blog title isn't a joke 😉 although I am very sarcastic. So glad we've met/connected/talked as well. To many more, cheers!

  • http://fiwk.blogspot.com/ Royce

    Haha Rich I was going to say the same thing – she DOES have really small hands! Who knew! By the way Rich runs a fantastic blog which I enjoy quite a bit, so big ups to him.

    Keep writing the good stuff Grace, and keep it going next year. I will slowly work through the back links you posted here over the next few weeks.

  • http://www.smallhandsbigideas.blogspot.com Grace Boyle

    @Royce I know, I should have this picture be my logo or at least in my about page. Ha, I wouldn't have this be my title if it weren't (dorkily) really true 😉

    Thanks for your constant support. It's been good to meet you Royce and look forward to many more conversations, thoughts and commenting back and forth in 2010. Cheers!

  • http://www.lifeaftercollege.org jennyblake

    Merry Christmas Grace!

    I loved this round-up, especially your adorable picture at the top. I'm so impressed by all the work that you do, and really can't wait to continue following in 2010. You are an amazing person, and I am so glad our paths have crossed!

    Happy, Happy Holidays!

    P.S. AWESOME graph to! If that's not “up and to the right” I don't know what is 😀

  • http://www.smallhandsbigideas.blogspot.com Grace Boyle

    @Jenny Thank you :) I'm definitely thinking of including a small photo hand in a logo (that I desperately need). LOL.

    You are so inspiring and well-spoken/written. I can't wait until we meet up (As I know it will happen). I geek out thanks to Google with the graphs hehe Merry Christmas!

  • http://bonbonrose9.blogspot.com/ Kristin

    What a super fab blogging success you are!

  • http://www.smallhandsbigideas.blogspot.com Grace Boyle

    @Kristin Aw, thanks! :)

  • http://www.smallhandsbigideas.blogspot.com Grace Boyle

    @Kristin Aw, thanks! :)

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