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Teen blogger finds real estate success

Summer jobs take writer from 'Pirates' film to Caribbean site

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A teen blogger, who not long ago was writing posts about AP exams and Disney's latest "Pirates of the Caribbean" film, is now a paid writer for several real estate blogs -- including a site dedicated to Caribbean real estate. Joseph Natividad's contributions to a high school student-written blog site maintained by a San Francisco Bay Area newspaper catapulted him into a stint as a paid blogger. Natividad spent an hour or two per day assisting with the newspaper's blog site. "I looked at it more as a hobby than as a chore," he said. "I turn on the computer a lot." College-bound Natividad, 18, lamented in a post at the Contra Costa Times' Life in Perspective blog site about his trouble in locating a summer job. John Harper, an online marketing specialist for The Harper Team, a Keller Williams real estate group in Danville, Calif., had followed Natividad's work in the newspaper's blog and offered him the opportunity to write community content for the team's real estate blog. "One of the ...