so here's the situation:
I kind of cracked a mean joke-ish comment about her which made her cry. I didn't know what to do so I guess I made the worst possible move of letting time do the healing. Perhaps it was made worse cuz she just stopped talking to me at all. After like 6 months (yes i know, its a really long time), i wrote her a card that i put like hours of effort into with a bunch of funny but not mean jokes which i thought would cheer her up and get her to become more friendly. One of my friend that was there when she opened the card said that she was surprised that the card was from me. Her friend was like, "Oooh... he likes you." Apparently, I don't think my card worked that well. My best friend said she's just shy. I hope so too, but part of me just tells me I screwed up and she's giving me the cold shoulders.
I'm one of those guys that are hard to approach but once you actually get to know me, they find out I'm a lot more on the inside. I am also very shy but optimistic and lively when I'm around familiar faces. I think she is the same.
Question is: what is the best way for a shy person to start talking to another shy person?