If you haven’t explored Meetup yet, you need to get out more. If I can get out and do a little networking then so can you. I was recently at the Front Range Bloggers meetup and it was fantastic. It’s run by Dave Taylor and Jeanine Crooks and attracts a wonderful range of bloggers and people. Knowledge was shared, beer was drunk and a good time was had by all.
There are Meetups for every niche and you may even want to consider starting your own Meetup. I have a couple myself and they are great for connecting with new people. It’s not expensive to run them, you can have up to 3 Meetup groups for $45 for 3 months.