A Writer's Life
An effective way to world-build is fusing your character and the world they live in. Have your character affect your world-building and your world-building affect your character. For example: If your main character is an Alien in a new world, think about how they will perceive the world? What things could they do?
So that means somewhere out there, there's a me that got killed by JD on a football field, a me that gave birth to a wooden child statue, a me that got stuck in a zombie apocalypse in outer space where the zombies dance to Thriller, and a me that jumped off a building then later on got abducted by a man on a moped to Paris where he proposed to me... Cool