I've been very unfulfilled with my job lately, and have been looking for another job. I've applied to some jobs I found online, but as we all know, networking is the best way to get a job.
The problem I have is that I am "extremely introverted". I have few friends (none outside of my current job) and no professional "contacts". I don't consider myself antisocial or anything like that. I simply don't care to talk to people because I find it emotionally draining (and in some cases, physically. I've been known to yawn a lot during long conversations; not because I'm bored, but because I'm tired). I don't even use Facebook that much (and don't use LinkedIn at all), for similar reasons. When I do use Facebook, it's usually just to read some posts by groups I subscribe to, and to post some nonsense status update for all 3 people I have (occasionally) reading it.
So, any advice on overcoming this, or at least how to build a solid network in spite of this? (beyond "standard networking tips". I've read a ton of networking books, and none have helped me all that much. I guess I'm just not a naturally "outgoing" kind of a guy and no book will ever fix that)