This meta post comes from a discussion I had on Area 51 (that is sadly no longer available as the proposal it was attached to is now closed)
Specifically the issue:
I thought you didn't want those questions because I hadn't seen them
So we have a problem I feel. Our questions are very mountain oriented (I'm just as guilty as anyone). A large percentage of our questions are around mountaineering (in all it's guises), camping, etc. Remember we're The Great Outdoors that includes but is not exclusive to mountain areas!
We have an ongoing problem of getting our question rate up. I feel that the key to this is to get a broader range of questions on the site (bird watching being a good example).
Does anyone have any good ideas as to how we could go about this?
What type of questions (that we don't currently have a lot of) should we have?
Should we consider seeding some of these topics (self answered Q&A or simply adding questions that you feel could be useful)?