A great way to get in contact with people is by asking them for an interview. Who doesn’t like getting interviewed? Makes you feel important, valued, and you think you are in the limelight.
Good approach to connect with other bloggers. Or customers. Or connectors. Or anybody that you care to get to know. Also great for the Google juice due to all the back links that you will get from the interviewed bloggers. :)
And once you have worked your way up, you might even get to interview some of the heavy hitters.