Over the past 12 months User Experience Stack Exchange has been attracting more and more visitors. This is a good thing.
However, something that isn't growing in number are ANSWERS. We're getting fewer answers over the last 12 months.
Now this could just mean that we're all getting better at answering questions (someone leaving a brilliant answer that solves the problem means it's less likely others will leave a competing answer) but that might not be the case.
For example - judging by the list of Unanswered questions on the site ('unanswered' being questions that don't have any upvoted answer) there are 23 (at the time of writing) in that category:
Now, the quality of answers getting left is already good: Overall the percentage of questions that have an accepted answer is around about 57%. That's pretty decent (Stack Overflow averages about 50%) so it's clear we know what we're talking about on this site. However, more answers mean more opinions on how to solve problems, which means more chance of finding the solution to questions. The aim here isn't really to increase the accepted answer percentage but to get more answers to questions in general, giving people more options to choose from as to how to solve their problems.
So here's the suggestion:
Find a tag that you are particularly knowledgeable in and see if there are any questions in there that you can give an answer to.
Some starters for you:
There are loads. When answers are left to questions it bumps that post up to the top of the frontpage, so that gives it more visibility and hopefully attracts votes to the question and your new answer, so there's FREE REP in it for you! More answers leads to people finding a better solution, which in turn leads to an even better reputation for this site, which means more people coming back and using the site asking and answering questions... everyone wins. So lets start with answers!