It seems that everyone is a blogger these days. Some of the blog topics are worth reading, while others are a waste of time. Either way, anyone with internet access and a working vocabulary is a blogger. Luckily, you only need to read halfway into the first post before deciding whether it’s a blog worth your time. As you read mediocre sports and tech blogs, your blood may boil at the lack of intelligence displayed by that particular blogger.

Rather than leaving a nasty post in the comment box, try one-upping them by starting your own blog. Why not? Everyone else is doing it, and you certainly have more intelligent things to say than everyone else. Still unconvinced? Read the seven tips below before you throw in the towel for good.

1.  Say it Better

As an adult with several well-developed interests and plenty of life experience, you certainly have opinions to share. We all believe that our opinions reign supreme, but it sometimes isn’t enough just to know it. If you have something to say, say it. There is a great chance that you can probably say it much better than anyone else can.

2.  Sell Your Stuff

Blogging is a great way to promote yourself or a product. We all like to know exactly what we are getting before we pay for it. If you are thinking about starting a business, go the extra mile and start a blog to lure customers in.

3.  Be an Expert

You may have plenty of knowledge, but what use is it if no one knows about it?  Share all of the things you know by starting a blog about something that you love. As much as your girlfriend loves you, she is probably tired of hearing about college football. Seriously.

4.  Find People Like You

Starting a blog about things you love can bring you in contact with people who love the same things. This can be helpful if you live in a small town (or a big city) where it is difficult to find likeminded people.

5.  Spread Change

Many people start blogs to share what they believe in. Are you a huge political junkie? Start a news blog. You can link to news stories about your topic and get on your soapbox for a little while.

6.  Stay Connected

It’s hard to stay in contact with family and friends when you’re so concerned about the day to day stuff. Start documenting big activities and little updates to let everyone know what you’re up to.

7.  Make Money

Regardless of what you write about, you have the potential to make money as a blogger. Even if your blog only serves as an online update for your family and friends, you can use something like Google AdSense to advertise on your blog. Google AdSense allows you to link up to your PayPal, too.

The best part about a blog is that it can be whatever you want it to be. If you want it to serve as a personal journal, that’s fine. It can also be a place of political commentary or a place to share ideas with friends. Now, get started—you have plenty to say.

Author Jordan Dahlberg works in web design.  He has helped tons of people start their own blogs and websites.  While he hates to admit this, starting a blog is easy!  If you’re not brave enough to try it on your own, don’t hesitate to ask for help.