Don’t think you’re being effective just because you’re being busy!
One important thing to always keep in mind is that 20% of your effort is giving you 80% of your outcomes. Instead of bouncing around at shows talking 2 minutes to everyone, maybe try to find the 2-3 people that you seem to connect with that have some connections in the scene. Maybe instead of rehearsing twice a week the whole band spends one night together cold-calling venues. Spent time is not valuable in and of itself - so stop and check out what you’re doing now and then so you don’t fall into the busy trap!