I've only been on HF less than a year and was never all that worried about wallpaper. I'm still not really. However, I tried out a couple NAQP contests and had fun doing them. After the CW contest, I was up to about 40 states confirmed on LOTW so I figured I'd try to get the rest.
Had some good luck this weekend. Worked a gent in ND on JT65 Saturday morning and he confirmed on LOTW within hours. Then during the afternoon, I got on the radio for a few minutes and realized the Hawaii QSO party was going on. I've worked a few Hawaii stations before but hadn't got a confirmation yet. So, I worked a few more on PSK31 and just got the LOTW confirmation from one of them.
That puts me at 46 confirmed. Here's what I still need:
MI - really? Michigan? I've had lots of QSOs but no confirmations. Not too worried though. Surely I'll get one eventually.
ME - I've had one QSO unconfirmed.
RI - Haven't had a QSO with RI yet. As small as it is, I'm guessing it's not an easy one.
SD - I'm sure SD's a pretty tough one too.
I'm sure this is one of those things where the last 10% takes 90% of the effort right?