One of the so-called truisms about technologists is that we have weak social skills. This could be true. It could also be true that technologists self-select into a world where truth is either 1 or 0, as opposed to how well you spin a tale. Or, it could be that someone missed the social skills class in college.
If you are in the later, take a look at this post by Matt about Networking Gifts. If you think you aren't Networking enough, you are probably right, and if you think you don't know how to Network, you are probably right again. Do something about it, read Matt's post, and then commit to doing at least one a week if you are employed, and more if you are not.