Hmm - I don't recall doing hundreds of CD reviews in 2004; I'd have to say I am not that same person. I have reviewed a music cd from time to time, as I've been reviewing professionally for 35 years now - but it's not my main genre of choice and I am certain I'd have recalled 'hundreds'.
I haven't bothered posting my reviews until recently - I'm primarily a volunteer reviewer with Midwest Book Review, in addition to my day job, and that keeps me immersed in good books. I tend to review small press over large press because I've been told that large press books get plenty of attention and small press relatively - uh - 'small', but I do read all the large press books too - primarily science fiction and young adult.
In the course of reviewing for Midwest Book Review, many, many authors asked me to re-post my reviews different places - but until one of my day jobs 'went away' I just didn't have the time. It was all I could do to read the book and write something about it, yet alone run around posting reviews.
But authors kept on requesting me to do so and recently several said they couldn't do their own postings, so given that and extra time, I decided to make the effort.
I am a big reader - when I'm not working or reading, I'm writing. I only bother writing about books I recommend, largely because there isn't enough time in the day to write about 'dogs' and quite frankly if a book doesn't grab me in the first chapter, I toss it aside and move on. So you won't be seeing critical negative reviews from me simply because I don't have the time to read a crappy book and write about it!
I read in all kinds of genres - paranormal, SOME romance (most are too crappy, however), scifi, young adult, lots of thrillers and novels. I don't tend to see my choices as offbeat but again - I made more of an effort to post on small press titles when informed they 'needed' word to get around.
However, I'm NOT a marketing person! That, in itself, is a full-time job with skills I don't have - and don't want. You won't find me in sales, either - I helped hubby run his retail store for 10 years and hated it. I'm more your book-in-the-corner gal than a salesgal.
I'm a reader: quirky, oddball, and always looking for something different. See my next post on a MILITARY fiction book for goodness sake - a genre I've largely avoided, until a friend pointed out this book as a 'must read' - and, he was right!
Hope this helps!