When I started as a licensee ham back in 1984 I did send paper QSL cards for 100% of my contacts. Together with my usual radio activity, I later started contesting and then realised that it was a pain and an important expense to send so many QSL cards.
After the years, despite the highly unbalanced sent vs received QSL cards ratio, with loads of paper QSLs cards packed in shoes and trainers boxes taking up too much space in my shack and doing nothing but that, I decided to send them all to the paper/cardboard recycling container and just do eQSL and LOTW.
Having totally lost my interest in receiving QSL cards, I would just send mines through eQSL and LOTW because I know many ham still want them. These 2 electronic systems worked well for me but they became a pain when I bought my FT-817 and started to work portable during my summer vacations, as I has to set up a different account for each different location.
Then I met SOTA and started activating. After setting up a few new accounts on eQSL only (nothing for LOTW) for individual SOTA activations I carried out, I quickly realised that was simply not worthwhile and I gave it up. This will give you an idea…
Then I created a new account on eQSL for EA2IF/P called SOTA activation.
The QTH locator is the one of my base QTH and my eQSL sais that for specific information of a certain activation, SOTAwatch and the SOTA database will have to be checked.
That’s all I currently can and want to spend on QSO confirmations.
Regarding LOTW, I received some months ago emails warning me about the expiration of my TQSL certificate. I was too busy at that time and I had that certificate installed in a laptop that I don’t use much right now, so I let it go and my certificate expired. I honestly don’t feel any sorrow for that. I even feel relief, as I have now more time to enjoy playing radio instead of dealing with e-paperwork.