Often when you see information about pursuing a passion it gives the process of Blogging but I wonder what are other ways of doing that. Personally I don't care for the Internet and blogging models. As I understand it Blogging is not even a real business but an add on usually to promote an existing business in most cases. I think the blogging process of fishing on the Internet is hard and not vey successful fir most people.
A lot depends on what you want to do. In some respects you are right, because you will find lots of examples of unsuccessful bloggers. Alternatively there are people out there killing it with topics you would never expect. Let me know what you would like to do and I might have some ideas for you.
I would think the only real benefit to blogging would be to increase your brand, sell your stuff, and make a name for yourself. If you just want to do your passion and there's no real plan to create a brand or platform then blogging may not be they way to go. On the flip side, youtube videos about your passion or about doing your passion are fun things to do that can make people aware of your passion.
Though if you just want to do your thing and not create a following, then blogging doesn't seem to hold merit.