Is there an easier way for my users to publish blog posts?

When I'm logged in as admin I am able to quickly create blog posts by going to the Admin bar --> my blogs -->select blog--> new post.
Why isn't this option available to my users? When I log in under a user account and go to the "my blogs" entry on the admin bar there is no drop down to guide them on creating a blog post.
I am using the buddypress social theme.