The videos were initially made to be posted to her Gaia Online profile to which they then lead onto the website i-am-bored.com, which then spread to 4chan resulting in a large online following and becoming an Internet meme.
In 2010, Urlesque named Boxxy number 104 on its list of "The 100 Most Iconic Internet Videos". In late 2010, Wayne began selling Boxxy items on eBay.
On January 10, 2011, she posted a new, more introspective video onto a new YouTube account (ANewHopeee) in-which she tells that Boxxy is a made-up character and that she acts. This video caused some discussions on its authenticity. On January 19, 2011, Boxxy was mentioned in a local Fox 11 report on Internet trolls.
On June 17, 2011, Wayne made a third YouTube account (Bodaciousboxxy) and continued uploading videos of herself. In this video she claims that the Boxxy in the video of January 2011 is not the real Boxxy, but a girl who looks a lot like her, who was supposedly hacked by a character named "Svetlana". In actuality, Boxxy and Svetlana both are Wayne herself, made evident by the copyright notice in her video descriptions: "© 2011 Catie Wayne (ANewHopeee/Boxxybabee/bodaciousboxxy) All rights reserved.", and confirmed by Wayne in a later video.
On July 21, 2011, she made a new video called "Calm Down, Holden." on the ANewHopeee channel clarifying that Boxxy and Svetlana are just characters created by her and thanking her fans for all their support.